Todd Banks

Primary office:
Edwards Campus


Academic Area



BS, Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (1986)
MBA, University of Houston (1991)

Current Activities

Teaches Alternative Investment Strategies (FIN895) a class focused on the hedge fund industry and investment strategies.

Co-founded (1998) and currently operates the equity market neutral hedge fund, Blackthorn Investment Group.

The school and accounting program are accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Our Finance Scholars travel to Wall Street every year
Students in Applied Portfolio Management class manage a fund valued at $1 million
Business students get hands-on experience valuing and analyzing investments
Top 20 undergraduate accounting program —Bloomberg Businessweek
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
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