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Mark S. Shore

  • Professional Lecturer and Executive Director, Arditti Center for Risk Management
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  • Department of Finance & Real Estate
  • (312) 362-8826
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 5500
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

DBA, DePaul University, (expected) 2022
MBA, Finance, Behavioral Science, and Econometrics, University of Chicago, 1998
BS, Finance, DePaul University, 1987

Professional Certifications

Series 3 license since 1992


Mark Shore is the executive director of the Arditti Center for Risk Management at DePaul University. He is a well-known expert on alternative investments with more than 30 years of experience in the capital markets as well as a senior instructor at the Driehaus College of Business. He is currently the founder and chief research officer at the research consulting firm Shore Capital Research LLC.

Shore’s previous positions include director of Coquest Institute at Coquest Advisors; chief operating officer at VK Capital, a wholly-owned Morgan Stanley commodity trading advisor business unit; and head of risk at Octane Research, a Swiss-based alternative investment firm.

Shore also consults on alternative investments, conducts educational workshops and webinars and is frequently invited to speak at industry and academic investment conferences. In 2013, Shore created and hosted a live-streaming internet talk show about alternative investments, called “Skewing Your Diversification."

With more than 80 articles to his credit, Shore frequently writes industry-related content regarding asset allocation, futures, commodities, macro events, volatility, due diligence and alternative investments. He is a contributing writer for several organizations including Eurex Exchange, Chicago Board of Options Exchange (Cboe), TEXPERS, Seeking Alpha, ReachX and Microcap Review.

He has also contributed chapters to the following books: "Hedge Funds: Insights in Performance Measurement, Risk Analysis, and Portfolio Allocation" and "The Handbook of Commodity Investing," both published by Wiley & Sons. He wrote the introduction for “Vault Career Guide to Hedge Funds”, published by

Since 2011, Shore has been teaching topics on alternative investments, asset allocation, quantitative reasoning and risk management. He is an advisory board member for Coinifide, a blockchain/crypto currency educational firm and the National Introducing Brokers Association (NIBA).