Mr. Marc Rudajev was born in NYC and spent his early childhood years in Florida before eventually moving to France and living there until graduating high school from Lycée Victor Duruy in Paris with a baccalaureate specializing in Maths and Sciences. He attended Georgetown University obtaining a B.S. with a major in Accounting and minor in Economics. After spending a few years on Wall Street he pursued an M.B.A. in Analytic Finance from the University of Chicago. Upon graduation he embarked upon his 16 year career as a trader and portfolio manager focusing on international equities. The first 4 years were spent at Morgan Stanley in London prior to moving to Asia. His Asian stint was split 4 years in Hong Kong with Morgan Stanley before moving to Singapore for the final 8 years, employed at a couple of hedge funds and local Asian financial institutions.
In 2013 he began his journey as an educator by returning to the US matriculating at the University of Oregon, where he obtained a Masters in Education. He joined Milken Community School in 2014 and has been teaching mathematics and finance, in addition to coaching soccer and tennis. Marc is an avid sports fan (especially at the collegiate level: Go Ducks! Let’s Go Hoyas!), and he has participated in a number of triathlons, tennis and squash competitions. In his free time, Marc enjoys tickling the ivories and playing saxophone.
Paper Assets: Figuring Out Financial Freedom
The students will gain a greater understanding of concepts in finance, with a particular focus on paper assets, notably stocks, bonds, currencies, crypto and other intangible investments. This course is designed to complement the Hard Assets course and round out the investment universe available to our young scholars. Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to apply their knowledge to the real world, most notably in the realm of investing in the asset classes covered herein. We will examine the theory and put into practice what we have learned through online games and simulations.
Hard Assets: Explained and Expanded
Students will explore different kinds of physical assets and the role they play in an investment portfolio. This course is designed to complement the Paper Assets course and round out the investment universe available to our young scholars. As a more advanced course, students will cultivate a deep understanding of assets ranging from precious metals and real estate, to art and other collectibles, as well as the role they play in building a comprehensive and diversified portfolio. We will examine the theory and put into practice what we have learned through online games and simulations.
Investment, Finance & Entrepreneurship: Getting Started
This is an introductory course in financial literacy. You will learn about savings, investment tools (stocks, bonds, mutual funds), building wealth over the long term, global markets history, investing internationally and planning your financial future. This course is designed to prepare you for more advanced topics, such as our Paper Assets and Hard Assets courses. Students will develop and expand problem-solving skills through purposeful play. Successful completion of this course prepares students for success in courses such as economics, finance, many topics in math and life in general.