[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1632841353350{padding-right: 25px !important;}”][vc_column][ult_tab_element tab_style=”Style_4″ tab_animation=”Fade” tabs_border_radius=”0″ disp_icon=”Disables” tab_describe_color=”#000000″ enable_bg_color=”#ffffff” title_font_size=”desktop:22px;” wrapper_margin=”margin:16px;”][single_tab title=”Biography” tab_id=”biography”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][bsf-info-box icon=”none” icon_size=”32″ read_more=”title” hover_effect=”style_2″ pos=”left” css_info_box=”.vc_custom_1632897589672{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;}”]Stephen is the former CIO and current CEO of Global Advisers, LLC, an investment and wealth management based in Philadelphia, PA. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFP Board, and founder of GlobalHumanRights.com, a non-profit organization that conducts primary research on global issues pertaining to human rights violations.[/bsf-info-box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][bsf-info-box icon=”none” icon_size=”32″ read_more=”title” hover_effect=”style_2″ pos=”left” css_info_box=”.vc_custom_1632897134645{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;}”]He graduated from Harvard with both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Government. He also completed an Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Local History at the University of Oxford, England, and he studied Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting at the Harvard Business School.[/bsf-info-box][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/single_tab][single_tab title=”Experience” tab_id=”experience”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][icon_timeline timeline_line_color=”#666666″ time_block_bg_color=”#ffffff” time_sep_color=”#8224e3″ time_sep_bg_color=”#81d742″][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”CEO” icon_type=”selector” icon=”none” icon_size=”20″ icon_color=”” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fglobaladvisers.com%2F|target:_blank” arrow_position=”bottom” el_class=”position” title_font_size=”desktop:26px;” desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]Global Advisers, LLC
November 2014 – Present
Philadelphia, PA[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”PROMOTION”][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”CIO” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fglobaladvisers.com|target:_blank” arrow_position=”bottom” title_font_size=”desktop:22px;”]March 2008 – November 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Academic Program Manager” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fschool%2Fthe-boston-graduate-school-of-business%2F|target:_blank”]

The Boston Graduate School of Business
(part-time)
March 2008 – August 2010
Boston, Massachusetts

[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”VP, Business Development” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nielsen.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Fpress-releases%2F2014%2Fnielsen-acquires-affinnova%2F|target:_blank” arrow_position=”bottom” title_font_size=”desktop:22px;”]Affinnova, Inc.
January 2007 – May 2008
Waltham, Massachusetts[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_sep time_sep_title=”PROMOTION”][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”VP, Client Management” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nielsen.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Fpress-releases%2F2014%2Fnielsen-acquires-affinnova%2F|target:_blank” arrow_position=”bottom” title_font_size=”desktop:22px;”]January 2007 – May 2008
Waltham, Massachusetts[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Marketing Manager” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harvard.edu%2F|target:_blank”]Harvard University
March 2005 – September 2006
Cambridge, Massachusetts[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Market Research Analyst” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fencoura.org%2Fproducts-services%2Feduventures-research-and-advisory-services%2F|target:_blank”]Eduventures
March 2005 – September 2006
Boston, Massachusetts[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Research Associate” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hks.harvard.edu%2F|target:_blank”]Harvard Kennedy School
May 2004 – May 2006
Cambridge, Massachusetts[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”Investment Manager” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.schwab.com%2Fclient-home|target:_blank”]Charles Schwab
January 2001 – July 2002
Burlington, Massachusetts
[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”View my LinkedIn profile” icon_type=”selector” icon=”none” icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”” icon_color_bg=”” icon_animation=”fadeIn” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fin%2Fstephenkovach%2F|target:_blank” el_class=”linkedin”]www.linkedin.com/in/stephenkovach/[/icon_timeline_item][/icon_timeline][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/single_tab][single_tab title=”Education” tab_id=”education”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][icon_timeline timeline_line_color=”#a51c30″ time_block_bg_color=”#ffffff” time_sep_color=”#a51c30″ time_sep_bg_color=”#a51c30″][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”Harvard Business School” icon_type=”selector” icon=”none” icon_size=”20″ icon_color=”” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hbs.edu%2F|target:_blank” arrow_position=”bottom” el_class=”experience” title_font_size=”desktop:26px;” desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]Economics for Managers, Financial Accounting, Business Analytics
2016 – 2017
Boston, Massachusetts[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”Harvard University” icon_type=”selector” icon=”none” icon_size=”20″ icon_color=”” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harvard.edu%2F|target:_blank” arrow_position=”bottom” el_class=”experience” title_font_size=”desktop:26px;” desc_font_size=”desktop:18px;”]Master’s Degree
Government
2012 – 2014
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Thesis: “Improving Financial Security through Federally Established Educational Requirements for Investment Professionals.”

[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”University of Oxford” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ox.ac.uk%2F|target:_blank” arrow_position=”bottom” el_class=”experience” title_font_size=”desktop:22px;”]Advanced Undergraduate Diploma
Local History
2005 – 2006
Oxfordshire, England[/icon_timeline_feat][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”Harvard University” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.harvard.edu%2F|target:_blank” el_class=”experience” title_font_size=”desktop:22px;”]Bachelor’s Degree
Government
1999 – 2005
Cambridge, Massachusetts[/icon_timeline_feat][/icon_timeline][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/single_tab][single_tab title=”Memberships” tab_id=”memberships”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][bsf-info-box icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^492|url^https://stephenkovach.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/cfa-logo_1.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^cfa-logo_1|description^null” img_width=”48″ title=”CFA Institute” read_more=”title” hover_effect=”style_2″ pos=”left” css_info_box=”.vc_custom_1632981874760{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;}”]Member Number: 226194
2000 – present[/bsf-info-box][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][bsf-info-box icon_type=”custom” icon_img=”id^493|url^https://stephenkovach.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/cfp-board-logo-1.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^cfp-board-logo (1)|description^null” img_width=”48″ title=”CFP Board” read_more=”title” hover_effect=”style_2″ pos=”left” css_info_box=”.vc_custom_1632981958023{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;}”]CFP Board ID: 156933
2018 – present[/bsf-info-box][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/single_tab][single_tab title=”Research” tab_id=”research”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][bsf-info-box icon=”none” icon_size=”32″ read_more=”title” hover_effect=”style_2″ pos=”left” css_info_box=”.vc_custom_1632906499869{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;}”]His academic research focuses on political, economic, and behavioral applied methodologies that focuses on providing explanations and solutions to specific financial problems, including those that affect (or are affected by) climate change policy and science, financial modeling and optimization, regulatory policy and reform, macroeconomics, and financial markets.[/bsf-info-box][icon_timeline timeline_line_color=”#a51c30″ time_sep_color=”#a51c30″][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”View my Harvard website” time_link_apply=”box” time_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fscholar.harvard.edu%2Fkovach|target:_blank”]To learn more about my academic research, vist my OpenScholar site at Harvard. scholar.harvard.edu/kovach[/icon_timeline_feat][/icon_timeline][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][bsf-info-box icon=”none” icon_size=”32″ read_more=”title” hover_effect=”style_2″ pos=”left” css_info_box=”.vc_custom_1632897278445{padding-top: 25px !important;padding-right: 25px !important;padding-bottom: 25px !important;padding-left: 25px !important;}”]His professional research employs a top-down approach to identifying investment opportunities for both  individual and institutional investors, combining fundamental and technical analysis methods to determine various factors that affect behavior and decision-making. He is particularly interested in ESG, Sustainability, and Impact Investing, and concentrates on industries and sectors that operate within these spaces.[/bsf-info-box][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/single_tab][/ult_tab_element][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]