James McLoughlin is a Financial Economist in DERA’s Office of Asset Management, where he has served as lead economist on Commission rulemakings, helps analyze applications for new exchange-traded products, and provides other ad-hoc economic support. James holds a Ph.D. in Finance and an M.F.E. from the University of California, Berkeley as well as a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. He began his career developing artificial intelligence software and has held software development, portfolio management, and research positions in the asset management industry.