John McDermott, Ph.D.

John McDermott is an Associate Professor of Finance at Fairfield University, Dolan School of Business. Dr. McDermott’s research on hedging, market liquidity and index reconstitution has been published in notable finance journals, including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Markets and the Journal of Futures Markets. Additionally, he is Chief Investment Strategist of Symmetry Partners in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and is responsible for the management of over $8 billion in client assets.

Dr. McDermott received his bachelor of science degree in engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He also holds an MBA from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.