James H. McCann is an advanced lecturer in finance and business economics at the Gabelli School of Business. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate classes at Fordham as either a full-time or adjunct professor for the past 15 years.
Professor McCann's professional career includes periods at State Street Bank and Trust, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Citibank in a variety of roles. Professor McCann has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of performance measurement, analytics, attribution and risk measurement solutions and services. Solutions for institutional pension and nonprofit clients ranged from basic reporting to in-depth analysis of appropriate benchmarks and risk measures. His perspective is multi-dimensional, from the asset owner and investment manager to the performance solution provider.
Professor McCann has published a research report for consulting firm Finadium titled "The State of Performance Measurement for Institutions and Asset Managers" that researched outsourcing options and decisions for asset managers, custody banks and institution clients. He also wrote a white paper titled "Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) for Alternative Investment Strategies and Solutions: What to Expect" for TurtleBay Advisory Services.
In addition to his work at Fordham, Professor McCann is an adjunct professor of finance in the Executive MBA program at Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business. He is a former trustee of the Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System and the Harvard Club of New York City pension and 401k salary savings plans.