James Russell Kelly, the director of the Gabelli Center for Global Security Analysis, is a senior lecturer in finance at the Gabelli School of Business, where he teaches courses in value investing and global investments. He is also the faculty advisor to the university's Student Managed Investment Fund, through which Gabelli School of Business undergraduates invest $1 million of Fordham's actual endowment in a variety of domestic and international asset classes.
Professor Kelly has more than 30 years of experience in the international capital markets, including senior-level positions in international securities sales and trading at Merrill Lynch, where he was vice president of institutional sales; Deutsche Bank Securities, as senior vice president and manager of the international fixed-income sales and trading department; and Auerbach Grayson & Co., as executive vice president of equity emerging markets. While at Deutsche Bank, he also served as marketing director of Deutsche Bank Research, the bank's macroeconomic research institute.
Professor Kelly holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in economics from the University of Notre Dame.