Teri Geske


Teri Geske is a financial writer who has worked in the institutional asset management and investment analytics arena for more than 20 years. Before launching her career as a freelance content creator for financial services firms, Teri helped to design portfolio analytics and models for institutional asset managers. She has worked with various asset classes, with a specialty in fixed income. She was a Lecturer and Executive in Residence with the UCLA Anderson Master of Financial Engineering program for five years and taught Corporate Finance at the Mount St. Mary University MBA program for five years. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

Education and credentials:

MBA, concentration in Finance, UCLA Anderson School; BA, Rhetoric & Communication, Duquesne University (summa cum laude).

Areas of expertise:

  • Quantitative asset management (equities, fixed income, alternatives)
  • Multi-asset class / alternative asset class fund management
  • Explaining complex concepts and models to a non-quant audience
  • Market overviews, quarterly commentaries, attribution analyses
  • Writing marketing presentations/slide decks

Favorite things:

Reading (both non-fiction and fiction); yoga (20 years of practice); keeping up with academic research in financial economics; hiking in National Parks and other beautiful places; clients who appreciate good grammar; data analysis; writing about investment literacy topics in my blog; Santa Fe, New Mexico and environs; learning about machine learning; spicy food; writing both long-form articles and short-form articles; watching my son play hockey.


“I am truly motivated to help people understand investment concepts and the underlying global economic forces that affect capital markets and investing. It’s so rewarding when people say ‘ahh…now I understand!’”