Ms. Garnick is CEO of Clear Alternatives and oversees its research and investment activities.
Clear Alternatives is an asset management firm focused on Behavioral Finance and the Cognitive Sciences. The company happens to be owned and operated by women, creating revolutionary career opportunities to the next generation of professional women in finance.
Ms. Garnick has authored hundreds of reports that focus on portfolio construction, volatility, corporate actions, equity indices, exchange traded funds ("ETFs"), futures, options, accounting and taxation. Garnick's writing style has been described as "translating math into English" by Pensions & Investments. She brings complex investment theories into the reach of many decision makers. Her tireless efforts have helped improve the risk-return profile of thousands of pension plans.
Diane has spent her career focused on pensions, foundations and endowments in a variety of roles. She began her career as an Equity Derivative Strategist at Merrill Lynch where she spearheaded the firm's global pension initiative and provided valuable insight to plans considering various investment strategies. She moved on to become the Global Investment Strategist at State Street Global Advisors, where she focused on developing their enhanced, ETF, and fiduciary businesses. More recently Diane was the Investment Strategist at Invesco, one of the world's largest entirely active asset management firms.
Mrs. Garnick holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a concentration in Strategy, a BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.