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John B. Lightstone, Ph.D.


Lightstone Capital Management LLC

Dr. John Lightstone holds a B.A. degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Finance from New York University. He was a Fulbright Scholar.

He was formerly a Senior Vice President, Strategic Risk Management at SEI Corporation; a Vice President at Chemical Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) responsible for evaluating the risk of various bank products; and Director, Financial Services at Union Carbide Corporation.

Dr. Lightstone was coauthor of “Volatile Exchange Rates can put Profits at Risk," published in Harvard Business Review. He presented the paper “Using Quantitative Stock Selection to Offer Shariah-Compliant Strategies across All Equity Styles” to the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund in June 2007. His paper on “Quantitative Methods of Stock Selection in the Construction and Testing of Shariah-Compliant Strategies” was published in the proceedings of the Fifth Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance in April, 2002.

Dr. Lightstone is currently an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Pace University, NY. His areas of research include market inefficiencies, investment strategies, the usefulness of estimate revisions and earnings surprises in predicting stock returns, and the effect of socially responsible guidelines on investment performance. He is also CFO of a start-up company that is developing the use of fusion technology to generate low cost electricity.

He is on the Board of Directors of the Meals on Wheels of White Plains and other civic organizations.