IONA

Jeffry R. Haber, Ph.D., CPA

Professor

BS, Syracuse University
MS, Syracuse University
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Email: jhaber@iona.edu

Professor Haber teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in research, special topics and intermediate accounting. He publishes in the areas of investments, anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, earnings quality, ethics, bankruptcy prediction and other areas of financial and managerial accounting. Haber is a CPA licensed in New York and is a frequent speaker at academic, professional, investment and accounting conferences.

He is also the founder and president of the Uncorrelated Fund, an innovative fund platform that allows investors to choose among an uncorrelated return, a highly positively correlated return or a highly negatively correlated return, against any investment return the investor chooses, calculated over any time period the investor chooses.

Haber is also Controller of the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation.

He is the author of What If Everything We Knew About Investing Was Wrong? and Accounting Demystified, a primer on financial accounting, which is available in English and Chinese.

Selected Publications:
“Can Active Management Outperform a Benchmark: Let’s Stop the Madness – The Benchmark is an Unattractive Investment,” American Journal of Management, Volume 15(1) 2015, pp 101-110
 
“When Do Manager Fees Start to Matter?” Journal of Knowledge and Human Resource Management, Volume 6, Issue 13, pp 96-108
 
“Resolving the Dichotomy between Investors and Managers About Whether Active Management Beats the Index,” Journal of Business and Economics, Volume 4, Number 10, October 2013, pp 1033-1037
 
“The Financial Crisis: Did the Market Go To 1? And Implications for Asset Allocation,” Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives, Volume 4, Number 1, October 2012, pp 1-8
 
“The Failure of Equity Managers to Beat Their Benchmark: Lord, Is It I (Or Is It the Benchmark)?” Journal of International Business Management & Research, Volume 4, Issue 11, pp 122-129
 
“Of “Real” Investment Returns,” International Journal of Accounting, Information Science and Leadership, Volume 5, Number 12, May 2012, pp 54-61
 
“A New Normal For Portfolios: Construction, Assessment and Evaluation,” Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Vol 13(2), 2012, pp 97-101
 
“Fooled by Correlation: How Blind Acceptance of Correlation Dogma Destroys Diversification,” Journal of Business Diversity, Volume 12(3), 2012, pp 22-25
 
“The Problems in Quantifying Risk,” Journal of Applied Business and Economics, Vol 12(2), May 2011, pp 61-63
 
“The Accuracy of the Rates of Return Reported by Fund Managers: A Test in the United States,” International Journal of Management, Volume 28, Number 1, Part 1, March 2011 (Co-authored with Andrew Braunstein)
 
“Alternative Assets: Reported Versus Realized Returns,” Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies, Volume 15, Number 1, 2011 (Co-authored with Andrew Braunstein and George Mangiero)
 
“Under-Reporting of Returns by Alternative Asset Funds,” The Journal of Business and Economics Research, Volume 9, Number 1, January 2011, pp 121-126 (Co-authored with Andrew Braunstein)
 
Professional Credentials, Memberships and Service:
Certified Public Accountant

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • Non-profit Accounting Committee (former Chair)
  • Answer technical inquiries regarding non-profit accounting
Foundation Financial Officers Group
  • Board of Directors
  • Chair, Research Committee
  • Member, Administrative Program Committee
CFA Institute

New York Society of Security Analysts

Iona College      
  • Academic Affairs Committee (currently, serving multiple terms)
  • Committee on Rank, Tenure and Awards
  • Budget Committee (multiple terms)
  • Human Resources and Compensation Committee (multiple terms)
  • Faculty Senate
  • College Council
  • Former department chair
Member, Multiple editorial boards
Reviewer, Multiple journals