William Charlton, Associate Director
Billy joined the faculty at the University of Texas in 2010 as a Senior Lecturer where he teaches courses in entrepreneurial finance, financial strategies in private equity, and quantitative investments in the MBA and undergraduate programs.
For ten years prior to joining the faculty, Billy was a Managing Partner at BH Equity Research where he headed the private equity practice and led the development and refinement of BH's proprietary Alpha Analysis that identifies superior fund managers by distinguishing between returns driven by market trends and those generated by the fund managers' ability to create value. BH screened approximately 1,800 private equity fund opportunities, recommended and managed investments in over 50 private equity funds, and implemented a risk management process to mitigate downside market risk.
Before joining BH, Billy was an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Richmond. Prior to his academic career, he was an engineer with Hewlett-Packard supporting their business and UNIX computer systems. Billy received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s University, and a Ph.D. in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, Billy holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.