Chicago Hedge Fund Manager Stewart Flink Elected to AABGU Board of Directors
alt=”" width=”214″ height=”300″ />Stewart Flink, founder and managing member of Chicago-based hedge fund Next View Capital, has been elected to the board of directors of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU). He was also appointed to its endowment fund investment committee.
“Stewart’s enthusiasm, innovative energy and keen insight are wonderful leadership traits,” said Alex Goren, president of AABGU. “I have no doubt that he will make a great addition to our board, and his vast finance experience is a real asset for our investment committee.”
Flink was tapped to teach a course on investing in the MBA Honors Program at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in summer 2012. He has experience in money management and has been running hedge funds for over a decade. He will focus on different types of investment strategies, risk management, hedging techniques, and entrepreneurship with respect to investment management. The goal is to provide students with real world examples that Flink has lived through personally and help them identify solutions to future situations that might occur.
“This is an exciting opportunity to share what I have learned in my 30-plus years of finance and investing, as well as give students the background to create employment opportunities for themselves both in Israel and abroad.” Flink explains.
“Educating the future business leaders in Israel is an opportunity that I felt compelled to accept, and when I visited the University last February, I was duly impressed with the caliber of students, faculty and administration. And now, it’s a real honor to be serving the institution even more by becoming of member of AABGU’s national board.”
Flink has presented before many groups, including universities, accounting firms and peer groups on portfolio construction, as well as how to protect assets in declining environments. He has published numerous articles on hedge funds, published monthly newsletters and written a chapter on hedge funds in PIPEs: A Guide to Private Investments in Public Equity published by Bloomberg.
Stewart and his wife Jennifer are one of the founding couples of the Chicagoland and Jewish High School where he also started the school’s endowment fund. He is an active member of AABGU’s Great Lakes Region, and is also involved with the Midwest Friends of the IDF.
Flink earned an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1983 and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in economics and psychology in 1978. He has four children, all of whom are fluent in Hebrew.
About American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion’s vision, creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University’s expertise locally and around the globe. With some 20,000 students on campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sede Boqer and Eilat in Israel’s southern desert, BGU is a university with a conscience, where the highest academic standards are integrated with community involvement, committed to sustainable development of the Negev. AABGU is headquartered in Manhattan and has eight regional offices throughout the U.S. For more information, visitwww.aabgu.org.