Christopher T. Blum, managing director,is the CIO of the U.S. Behavioral Finance Group responsible for the Intrepid and Behavioral Small Cap strategies. He rejoined the firm in 2001, as a portfolio manager and headed the U.S. Behavioral Finance Small Cap Equity Group. Before that, Chris spent two years as a research analyst responsible for the valuation and acquisition of private equity assets at Pomona Capital. Prior to that, he spent over three years in the U.S. Structured Equity Group at J.P. Morgan where he focused on structured small-cap core and small-cap value accounts. Christopher earned his B.B.A. in finance at the Bernard M. Baruch School for Business and is a CFA charterholder.