MICHAEL S. FALK, CFA, CRC
Michael is a partner at Focus Consulting, where he specializes in helping investment teams with improving their investment philosophy, process and execution techniques, and investment firms with their strategic planning. Previously, he was a chief strategist at Mauka Capital, LLC, a global macro L.P., and a chief investment officer in charge of manager due diligence and asset allocation for a multi-billion-dollar advisory practice.
Michael is a frequent speaker and presenter. He is part of the CFA Institute's Approved Speaker List, and teaches on behalf of the CFA Society of Chicago in their Investment Foundations Certificate program. In the past, he had been a contributing member in the Financial Management Association's (FMA) practitioner demand driven academic research initiative (PDDARI) group and taught at DePaul University in their Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Certificate Program. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC) designations.