M. Bloom joined the U.S.M.A. faculty in 2010 to teach Economics and Finance. In
2011, he received the William F. Murdy Award for Teaching Excellence.
Previously, Dr. Bloom served as Senior Vice President for The NASDAQ OMX Group,
Inc. in charge of its Financial Products business unit. He also served at
National Economic Research Associates as Senior Consultant in Securities and
Finance, and at the American Stock Exchange as Chief Economist, Senior Vice
President for Equity Research, and Vice President for New Products Development.
His consulting clients have included the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, JPMorgan, the Bank of New York, the NASDAQ Stock Market, the
Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Sydney Futures Exchange, and Fortune
magazine, among others. While at the American Stock Exchange, he contributed
significantly to the creation, development, and launch of SPDRs® (Standard
& Poor's Depositary Receipts®), the first Exchange Traded Fund. Since then,
he has helped popularize ETFs around the world, including through the creation
and launch of QQQ® (the Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock®). In 2004, he was the
first recipient of the Skip Viragh Award for innovation and integrity in
the financial services industry. He was featured in the cover story “Wall
Street Rocket Scientists” in the premier issue of Worth magazine in
1992, and in the book ETFs for the Long Run by Lawrence Carrel in 2008.
To help commemorate the 20th anniversary of the launch of Exchange Traded
Funds, on 29 January 2013 Dr. Bloom was honored to ring the opening bell on the
trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.