Sameer Jain serves as Chief Economist and Managing Director of American Realty Capital, an investment services firm expressly focused on the alternative investment industry. Mr. Jain’s executive management and multifaceted responsibilities at American Realty Capital, include risk management, firm strategy, and direction development, as well as the analysis and evaluation of alternative investments. He has 18 years of industry experience during which his responsibilities have included formulating investment strategy, developing risk management practices and asset allocation models, creating thought leadership, and assessing and engaging real estate, private equity, and hedge fund managers. Prior to joining American RealtyCapital Mr. Jain headed Investment Content & Strategy at UBS Alternative Investments, where he was also responsible for all illiquid investing across the platform. Prior to UBS, Mr. Jain served at Citi Capital Advisors Alternative Investments and SunGard System Access. He has written a number of academic and practitioner articles on alternative investments, many of which are available in the public domain at ssrn.com. Mr. Jain is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.