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April 6, 2016

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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

About Vikram Mansharamani

Vikram Mansharamani is an experienced global equity investor and Lecturer at Yale University. Dr. Mansharamani teaches the seminar “Financial Booms & Busts” to Yale College undergraduates, an extremely popular course as indicated by student reviews and enrollment. He is also the author of BOOMBUSTOLOGY: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst and is a regular commentator in the financial and business media, having contributed to Bloomberg, MarketWatch, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Yale Global, The South China Morning Post, The Korea Times, The Khaleej Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Daily Beast, among others.



Author

Dr. Mansharamani writes about how to manage risk and navigate uncertainty around topics like China, food, the global economy, financial bubbles, and energy. His opinions have been featured in venues including the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, and the Harvard Business Review. He is a frequent keynote speaker globally, and is also regularly featured on television and radio. He is the author of Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst (2011) and a contributor to A Force for Good: How Enlightened Finance Can Restore Faith in Capitalism (2015).



Academic

Dr. Mansharamani is a lecturer for the program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University, where he teaches a class on business ethics. His current research interests include bubbles in both financial and non-financial markets, the economics of food and fuel, and the relative value of experts and generalists in understanding complex problems. In the past, Dr. Mansharamani has served as a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.



Advisor

Dr. Mansharamani regularly serves as an advisor to endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices. His clients have included Kiewit, Carlyle, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Schroders Investment Management, Veracity Worldwide, the Wellesley College Investment Office, and the Carnegie Corporation. Dr. Mansharamani combines his 20+ years of practical investing experience with his theoretical understanding of complex dynamics to help with 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
2016-02-22T15:54:19+00:00
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"Vikram has been a speaker at several of our client events in the past. His dynamic and entertaining talk on the boom & bust cycles is not only very engaging but it really pushes the audience to think outside the box. He leaves us inspired about 'connecting the dots.'"

- Managing Director, THE CARLYLE GROUP
2016-02-22T15:59:15+00:00
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"Vikram gives a dynamic presentation that pulls disparate trends together to make compelling and thought-provoking arguments about future outcomes and investment opportunities."

- President and Chief Operating Officer; Cambridge Associates
2016-02-22T16:00:09+00:00
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"Vikram is a dynamic, engaging and insightful speaker who has the ability to connect seemingly irrelevant dots to paint a mosaic of the future and to help listeners navigate the inevitable uncertainty."

- Associate Director for Leadership Programs and Europe Office of International Affairs, Yale University
2016-02-22T16:00:54+00:00
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