"Ed is a Principal and Senior Consultant in the Hunt Valley headquarters of Asset Strategy Consultants. He brings over two decades of experience in investment consulting and is a nationally recognized author and expert on client/investment manager relationships. He has been an industry panelist for many alternative investment conferences. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Ed went into the securities business with Dean Witter in San Francisco. Ed joined ASC in 1992 and has presented seminars on fiduciary and investment management topics sponsored in conjunction with prominent law firms in the Greater Baltimore area. He specializes in evaluating investment management organizations and the risks associated with various structures. Ed has particular expertise in the area of Alternative Investments, such as Venture Capital, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Real Estate, Natural Resources, etc. Ed has completed Level I of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation and attended Callan College for fiduciary training."