Greg N. Gregoriou is Professor of Finance, School of Business and Economics, State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He is an EDHEC Research Associate in Nice, France and also Research Associate at the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec Endowed Chair in Portfolio Management at the University of Quebec at Montreal, as well as Lecturer in the School of Continuing Studies at McGill University. Professor Gregoriou has published several books with Elsevier including Reconsidering Funds of Hedge Funds, Valuation and Pricing Models, and the Handbook of Short Selling, and is hedge fund editor and editorial board member of the Journal of Derivatives and Hedge Funds. . Maher Kooli is Assistant Professor of Finance at the School of Business and Management, University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). He holds a Ph.D. in finance from Laval University (Quebec) and was a postdoctoral researcher in finance at the Center of Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organisations. Maher also worked as a Senior Research Advisor for la Caisse de Depot et Placement de Quebec (CDP Capital). He has published articles in a wide variety of books and journals including the Journal of Multinational and Financial Management, the Financial Management, The Journal of Private Equity, the Canadian Investment Review, Derivatives Use and Trading Regulations, FINECO, and Gestion. He has co-authored a book entitled Principes de Gestion financiere, Guerin edition. His current research interests include alternative investments, initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Roman Kraussl obtained a first class honours Masters in Economics with a specialization in Financial Econometrics at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, in 1998. He completed his Ph.D. on the Role of Credit Rating Agencies in International Financial Markets at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, in 2002. As the Head of Quantitative Research at Cognitrend GmbH, he was closely involved with the financial industry. Currently he is Assistant Professor of Finance at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and research fellow with the Center for Financial Studies, Frankfurt/Main.