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Joanne has over 30 years of experience in investment strategy and asset management with a focus on index and quantitative products, derivatives, and exchange traded products (ETFs and ETNs). She has been instrumental in the growth and expansion of the ETF industry. She currently serves as Chief Advisor for Research and Strategy at Cboe Vest, a fund manager, specializing in option-based investments. Prior to these roles, she was Head of Institutional Investment Strategy at ProShares, and spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs, where she was a Managing Director leading global equity index and derivatives research and advising institutional investors on index and risk management strategies.

She is a recipient of the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award, and the William F. Sharpe Indexing Lifetime Achievement Award. She was one of the ten inaugural recipients of the Top Women in Asset Management Awards (Money Management Executive 2019). Joanne is a co-author of A Comprehensive Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) published in 2015 by the CFA Institute Research Foundation and has published extensively on quantitative investment topics, index products, and derivatives.

Joanne has been involved in ETF and related index products since their inception, having wrote the first Product Guide to ETFs around the launch of iShares and led a team that assisted institutions—such as hedge funds, pension funds, asset managers, and RIAs—in adopting ETFs in the 2000s. She has also penned articles on ETF features and strategies, including educational materials on leveraged, inverse and VIX futures ETFs.

She serves on the Board of Governors of the CFA Institute, and she recently completed a term as Chair of the CFA Institute Research Foundation Board. She served for 12 years on the Board of the "Q" Group (Institute for Quantitative Finance) and chaired their Research Committee.

Prior to her career on Wall Street, she was on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). and is currently an Adjunct Professor at College of Charleston. She has a Ph.D. in Finance and M.B.A, from Syracuse University, an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University, and graduated with honors from American University’s School of International Service.

Joanne was a Founding Member and the first Co-President of Women in ETFs. She resides near Charleston, South Carolina where she serves on the board of the largest, life plan community in the region and on the board of an organization sponsoring arts education in local schools.



Investment Strategy


Index and Quantitative Products

Option-based Investments


Risk Management Strategy



Syracuse University - Martin J. Whitman School of Management

Ph.D./MBA, Finance

The George Washington University

MA, International Affairs

American University

BA, International Service


SEDA Experts

Managing Director


Cboe Vest

Chief Advisor for Research and Strategy


CFA Institute

Board Governor


CFA Institute Research Foundation

Chair and Board Member


College of Charleston School of Business

Adjunct Professor


Q-Group (Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance)

Board Member & Chair, Research Committee


Women in ETFs

Co-Founder, Co-President, Board Member



Head of Institutional Investment Strategy


Montgomery County MD, Public Schools Pension Board

Board Member


Goldman Sachs

Managing Director



Managing Director, Equity Derivatives


Kidder Peabody

Senior Vice President, Financial Futures Research


University of Massachusetts

Associate Professor


ETF and Index Strategies Expert Witness

Investment Strategy


Index and Quantitative Products

Option-based Investments


Risk Management Strategy

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Joanne M. Hill

1185 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

+1 646-626-4555

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