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One of the fastest growing segments of the investment industry has been the market for exchange-traded funds (ETFs). According to the Investment Company Institute, the ETF market had over 1375 funds with net assets exceeding …

As the world’s two biggest democracies, India and the United States share many interests on trade, investment and security matters. US President Barack Obama will attend India’s Republic Day celebration on January 26, and many …

According to the World Energy Outlook (click HERE) published by the International Energy Association, global fossil-fuel consumption subsidies amounted to approximately $550 billion in 2013, a staggering sum larger than the economies of Norway, Nigeria, …

During his 1992 "Southern Tour," Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping stated "to get rich is glorious" and unleashed a wave of entrepreneurial energy that transformed the world's largest communist nation into one of the world's fastest …

Please click on the video player below to see my recent interview with CNBC India.  During the ~13 minute interview, I summarize my views on China's economic slowdown, commodity markets, India's economic rebound, the valuation …

2014 was an action-packed year: Russia invaded Crimea, US energy production surged, the South China Sea disputes escalated, Hong Kong students protested, Malaysia literally lost an aircraft with hundreds of passengers, Scotland denied the UK …

The recent surge in global oil supplies, coupled with sluggish global demand, has sent oil prices to a multi-year low and generated a gusher of thinking about oil prices. Some commentators (click HERE) suggest that …

On January 1st, California’s Proposition 2 and Assembly Bill 1437 related to egg production go into effect. The regulations mandate that egg-laying hens be given adequate space to lie down, stand up, extend their wings, …

I’ve received dozens of inquiries about the Asian Financial Crisis and its relevance to current market volatility, especially given recent Russian developments.  As a result of this interest, John Wiley & Sons has graciously released …

Very few asset markets have escaped the recent oil price plunge unscathed. The African growth story now seems suspect and countries such as Russia and Venezuela appear on the verge of economic collapse (see my …

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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