Mark Shore

Chief Research Officer - Shore Capital Research LLC


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 (June 2020)

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 Advisory Group Board Member

• PRMIA Chicago Chapter Steering Committee Member

• Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

After six years, Mark’s term as a Board Member for the Evanston Township High School Educational Foundation recently ended, 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.



2011 - Present

Adjunct Professor - DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business - DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

2008 - Present

Founder & Chief Research Officer - Shore Capital Research LLC - Shore Capital Research LLC

2013 - 2014

Host - Skewing Your Diversification (The Internet Show) - Skewing Your Diversification (The Internet Show)