Christopher Alt

Christopher Alt

Education & Credentials

  • B.A., Political Science – Bowdoin College
  • M.P.A. – University of Pennsylvania, Wharton
  • Ph. D., Finance and Applied Economics (Cabot Fellow) – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (C.F.A.) – CFA Insitute
  • FINRA Series 7, 63


Chris Alt is an adjunct professor of finance at Brandeis University’s International Business School and at Boston University’s Questrom Business School.  His teaching covers investments, international portfolio management, managerial finance, financial strategy, corporate finance, and derivatives.  He primarily teaches graduate students and has been repeatedly recognized for teaching excellence.

In addition, Chris is a senior investment consultant with over 20 years experience in institutional asset management.  Most recently, as Director of Investment Research for ING Financial Partners, Chris advised both adviser/brokers and senior management regarding manager selection and due diligence, market research, and project support.  Previously, he worked as a senior investment consultant and principal for Mercer Investment Consulting in Boston, advising mid/large institutional clients on asset allocation, performance evaluation, and manager selection & monitoring.  For the prior eleven years, he worked for MetLife in a hybrid investment consulting/portfolio management role, overseeing manager selection and due diligence on a suite of subadvised separate accounts, managing a staff of investment specialists, and providing asset allocation and investment counseling to small-to-midsize defined benefit pension plans.  His most recent case study “MSCI and the Chinese A Shares” was published by The Case Centre in 2016.

Earlier in his career, Chris was involved in energy policy research.  His research articles appeared in the Journal of Business and other publications.