Sameer Jain Chief Economist & Managing Director American Realty Capital Mr. Sameer Jain has executive management cross-functional responsibilities at American Realty Capital, including heading risk management, firm strategy and direction development, as well as alternative investments. He has 18 years of investing experience where his responsibilities have included the formulation of investment strategy, the development of risk management practices and asset allocation models, creating thought leadership, and the assessment and engagement of real estate, private equity and hedge fund managers. Prior to joining American Realty Capital Mr. Jain headed Investment Content & Strategy at UBS Alternative Investments, where he was also responsible for all illiquid investing across the platform. Prior to UBS he was at Citi Capital Advisors, Cambridge Alternative Investments and SunGard System Access . He has written many academic and practitioner articles on alternative investments, many of which are available in the public domain at ssrn.com. Mr. Jain is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.