Mark Shore

Coinifide - Advisory Board Member

Dynamic & Strategic Executive, Advisor, & Thought Leader with robust expertise in investment strategy and hedge funds

Advisor Biography

Mark Shore, a well-known expert on alternative investments with more than 30 years of experience in the capital markets including former COO of VK Capital, ($300 million assets under management), a wholly-owned Morgan Stanley commodity trading advisor business unit and former Head of Risk at Octane Research, ($1.1 billion assets under management), a Swiss based alternative investment firm. Mark has held his series 3 license since 1992.

Mark's expertise includes:

  • Asset allocation & alternative investment expertise; manager due diligence; evaluating trading models
  • Strong organizational & problem solving skills; strategic planning & business development
  • Public speaking/ educational workshops; publishing research papers
  • Capital markets litigation research/ expert witness
  • Doctoral candidate (2021)

In 2008, Mark founded Shore Capital Research an alternative investment consulting and research firm regarding due diligence of managers, research of markets, educational workshops, and business development. His research is found at He also provides research/ expert witness testimony for litigation in the capital markets.

Mark is an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business where he teaches what may be the only known accredited managed futures course in the country.

Mark has contributed chapters to Wiley & Sons books on hedge funds and commodities. He is a contributing writer to several global publications and organizations including the Eurex Exchange, CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE), Micro-Cap Review, Seeking Alpha, Swiss Derivatives Review and many others.

Mark is a frequent speaker at alternative investment events. In 2013 Mark created and hosted the popular internet talk show on alternative investments “Skewing Your Diversification”.

Mark Received his MBA from the University of Chicago.


Mark Shore’s professional activities include the following:

• Board Member of DePaul University’s Arditti Center for Risk Management

• National Introducing Brokers Association’s  Board Member

After six years, Mark’s term as a Board Member for the Evanston Township High School Educational Foundation where he chaired the finance committee, was Treasurer and advised the high school's CFO on issues regarding the foundation's portfolio.

Mark cycles long distance for charity fundraisers.




2017 - Present

Advisory Board Member - Coinifide

2015 - Present

Contributing Writer - Seeking Alpha - Seeking Alpha

2013 - Present

Contributing Editor - Eurex Exchange - Eurex Exchange

Advisor Skills


Financial Modeling

Hedge Funds


Due Diligence

Risk Management

Asset Management

Business Development

Advisor Industries

Management Consulting

Higher Education

Financial Services