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Last year, while delivering a talk to a group of investment professionals, I asked a simple question: “How many of you feel that you are better investors than your peers in the industry?” About 80% …

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Vikram Mansharamani

An active participant in the financial markets for the last 20 years, Vikram Mansharamani’s experience includes positions in management consulting, investment banking, and asset management



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Dr. Mansharamani is a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. In addition to conducting research on the topic of decision-making under uncertainty, he has also been leading a study group titled “Blowing Bubbles: How Investors, Regulators, & The Press Reinforce Exuberance” for members of the greater Harvard community.



Courses

Dr. Mansharamani is a Lecturer at Yale University in the Program on Ethics, Politics & Economics. He currently teaches “Adventures in Business Ethics” to both undergraduate and graduate students (co-taught with Charles Ellis in 2013) and was responsible for designing and teaching the “Financial Booms and Busts” seminar as part of the Yale College Seminar Program.



Advice

As a regular advisor to endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices, Dr. Mansharamani combines his 20+ years of practical investing experience with his theoretical understanding of complex dynamics to help with matters of asset allocation, investment strategy, manager selection, and portfolio management.

“Easily one of the best I’ve seen, Vikram’s presentation was a clear standout among the dozens of conferences I’ve attended over my twenty years in the investment industry. I found his conversational style remarkably engaging and his perspectives the most innovative and fresh-thinking I’ve seen to date. His message was thought-provoking, informative, and I’d even say inspired; a rare combination indeed.”
 
– Christopher Cannon, CFA | Chief Investment Officer, FirsTrust, LLC