Mark Shore founded Shore Capital Research LLC in 2008. Mr. Shore has more than 25 years of investment, research, portfolio management and alternative investment experience. He is the Founder and Chief Research Officer of Shore Capital Research LLC that consults in alternative investments regarding due diligence, research, educational workshops, business development and expert witness research.
Mr. Shore is an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. He is also a Board Member of the Arditti Center for Risk Management at DePaul University. He is also a board member for the NIBA advisory board and PRMIA Chicago Steering Committee.
He is a Contributing Writer for Eurex Exchange, the CBOE and CBOE's futures exchange (CFE), Swiss Derivatives Review and MicroCap Review. Mr. Shore has contributed chapters to a couple of Wiley & Sons books on hedge funds and commodities including The Handbook of Commodity Investing released in 2008.
Mr. Shore is a frequent speaker at alternative investment events including events hosted by Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Institutional Investor, International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE), the University of Chicago, DePaul University, Tulane University, the Illinois Economics Association, Illinois Institute of Technology, HedgeWorld, the New York Institute of Finance and the CBOE.
In 2013/ 2014, Mr. Shore hosted the Sunday night internet alternative investment show "Skewing Your Diversification"
Prior to founding Shore Capital, Mr. Shore was Head of Risk for Octane Research Inc ($1.1 billion AUM) in NYC from 2007 to 2008, where he was responsible for quantitative risk management analysis and due diligence of Fund of Funds. He chaired the Risk Management Committee and was a voting member of the Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Octane, he was at VK Capital Inc ($300 million AUM) from 1997 to 2006, a wholly owned Commodity Trading Advisor subsidiary of Morgan Stanley. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Shore provided research and risk management expertise on portfolio issues, product development and business strategy. Before becoming Chief Operating Officer, he was a Senior Research Analyst at VK Capital where he developed systematic trading models and a due diligence platform to test trading strategies.
Mr. Shore was a Senior Research Associate at the University of Chicago, Center for Research in Security Prices from 1994 to 1996. He also has experience as a commodity broker and independent trader. Mr. Shore began his career with E.F. Hutton on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Mr. Shore graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Finance. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago with concentrations in Finance, Behavioral Science and Econometrics.
Mr. Shore is an avid long distance cyclist and a strong believer in giving back to the community. In 2004 he began participating in the Livestrong (Lance Armstrong Foundation) rides. August 29, 2010 Mr. Shore co-produced a fund raising concert Tutor/Mentor Jam. Mr. Shore is a former Board Member /Treasurer of the Evanston Township High School Educational Foundation.