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.
Dr. Mansharamani has been an active participant in the financial markets for the last 20 years. His experience includes positions in management consulting, investment banking, and asset management. Analysis has been the focus of his professional endeavors and his current research interests include bubbles in both financial and non-financial markets, the unsustainable dynamics of food and fuel, and the relative value of experts and generalists in understanding complex problems.
Dr. Mansharamani currently serves as chairman of the Torit Language Center Montessori school and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Yale Alumni. He is also a Scholar-in-Residence at Tiger 21 and regularly advises the the organization’s members on matters of asset allocation and investment strategy. He is a former director of the US-Pakistan Business Council, Interelate Inc, and ManagedOps Inc. He earned a PhD and MS from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, an MS in Political Science from MIT, and a BA from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with distinction.
Dr. Mansharamani is an aspiring triathlete, a Las Vegas regular, and a formerly competitive squash player. He currently lives in Lexington, Massachusetts with his wife and two children.
During the course of 2013, Dr. Mansharamani spoke to approximately 100,000 people on four continents via his academic, consulting, speaking, and board service efforts. Audiences ranged from CEOs of the world’s largest companies to executives at all levels throughout the financial services industry. Although 2013 began with an emphasis on his Chinese growth concerns (and the implications of a slower-growing China on the world and commodity markets), it ended with a focus on food and the forthcoming emerging market consumer boom.