Dr. Rankin is the Director of Research of Equinox Institutional Asset Management and the Director of Portfolio Management of Equinox Fund Management. In addition, Dr. Rankin also assists with the conception, development and implementation of new products. Prior to his current role, Dr. Rankin served as a Regional Sales Associate and Research Coordinator for The Frontier Fund at SEI. He was also a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley and previously owned and operated a translation firm. Dr. Rankin holds a BA in Philosophy and a Masters in International Studies from North Carolina State University, and a Doctorate of Business Administration (Finance) from Grenoble Ecole de Management. His doctoral dissertation focused on statistical methods of enhancing multi-manager and multi-asset portfolio diversification, with an emphasis on portfolios of CTAs and Hedge Funds.