Karen Hladik, PhD ’84, business economics, is a quantitative specialist, focusing on quantitative modeling and portfolio analytics in the financial industry. Until recently, she was the global head of the Risk and Quantitative Services Group in Global Securities Services at Goldman Sachs working primarily with hedge fund clients in the US and abroad. Prior to that, she was the senior expert in charge of McKinsey & Co.’s Microeconomics Practice, with global responsibility for specialized client work and development of McKinsey’s strategic and quantitative frameworks and tools. Hladik is the author of International Joint Ventures: An Economic Analysis of US-Foreign Business Partnerships and contributed to the Goldman Sachs book The Practice of Risk Management.