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									Christopher Van Horn
6819 Pineway • University Park, MD 20782 • Phone: 617-429-7293• cvanhorn2007@rhsmith.umd.edu

EDUCATION ROBERT H. SMITH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland Masters of Business and Administration May 2007 Concentration: Finance GPA: 3.8 Honors: Mayer Fund: Equity Analyst for a $2 million University endowment fund managed by 12 select MBA students VP of Finance Association: orchestrate various events including speaker series, competitions, and seminars VP for the Office of External Relations: serve as liaison between the office and student run organizations Graduate Assistantship: aid Management and Organization Department in lectures and class assignments UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON Fredericksburg, Virginia Bachelor of Arts May 1998 Major: Geography with a concentration in Business Administration GPA (in Major): 3.6 Honors: Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society, Presidents List, Deans List (2) Activities: Head Resident supervising six resident assistants EXPERIENCE


Arlington, Virginia Summer/Fall Associate, Equity Research Summer/Fall 2006 Prepared and evaluated valuation models for several Initial Public Offerings, Private Placements, and equity securities currently under coverage by the firm (Market cap $300M to $50B) Created and monitored an option backdating model for 40 companies under coverage which identifies potential extraordinary events in option granting to senior executives Developed DCF, comparables, and transaction based valuation models containing correlation factors, target price sensitivity tests, and industry analysis for use in equity recommendations

PUTNAM INVESTMENTS Boston, Massachusetts Assistant Vice President 2003- 2005 Led the product management functions for the PanAgora (a $14B Putnam Investments joint venture) suite of equity, fixed income, and tactical asset allocation investment strategies Worked with portfolio managers and analysts regarding their investment process, securities research, and overall philosophy to position the best product for the current market environment Positioned and marketed PanAgora’s equity and futures based portable alpha product line to the institutional marketplace through various external communications STATE STREET CORPORATION
Boston, Massachusetts Consultant Associate, State Street Global Advisors 1998- 2003 Created an apprentice position and later served in the role which partnered with a consultant liaison to market State Street’s investment management and buy side research strategies to the consultant community Acted as the back up liaison in response to new business opportunities in Global Fixed Income, Equities, and Alternative investment strategies Product Associate, State Street Global Advisors Created marketing proposals in response to institutional client and consultant searches for Global Fixed Income, Global Equity, and REIT investment management products TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Bloomberg, Reuters, Factset, Zephyr Style Analysis, Lehman Live, STATA, and Microsoft Excel The CFA Institute: Candidate, Passed Level I CFA exam National Association of Securities Dealers: Series 7 and 63 Licenses

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