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Mansharamani Named To Worth's Power 100

In a year of tremendous change, Vikram Mansharami has been recognized by Worth Magazine as one of the 100 most powerful men and women in global finance.

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Vikram Mansharamani

Dr. Vikram Mansharamani is one of the today’s most influential thinkers and public intellectuals.

About Vikram Mansharamani

A researcher, academic, prolific author, entrepreneur, and active investor, Dr. Mansharamani is recognized as an authority on geo-politics and geo-economics-and the interplay between the two. His writings have reached millions of readers globally, leading the 500 million member LinkedIn network to list Dr. Mansharamani as their #1 Top Voice in Money, Finance, & Global Economics for both 2015 and 2016. Corporate leaders, government officials, and global investors regularly seek his counsel. He is a graduate of both Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and MIT, where he earned two masters degrees and a PhD.



Academic

Dr. Mansharamani is a Lecturer in Engineering Sciences at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where he teaches a class on systems thinking. Previously, Dr. Mansharamani was on the faculty at Yale University and taught classes on financial bubbles, economic inequality, and business ethics. He is also a former Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a graduate of both Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



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 also 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 and a contributor to A Force for Good: How Enlightened Finance Can Restore Faith in Capitalism.



Advisor

Dr. Mansharamani is an investor and advisor who regularly serves as an advisor to endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices. He also currently manages a investment partnership for some of his clients and deploys capital on a global basis via a thematic approach. Dr. Mansharamani combines his 20+ years of practical investing experience with his theoretical understanding of complex dynamics to help with asset allocation, investment strategy, security analysis, manager selection, and portfolio management.

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- Christopher Cannon, CFA | Chief Investment Officer, FirsTrust, LLC
2016-02-22T15:54:19+00:00
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- Managing Director, THE CARLYLE GROUP
2016-02-22T15:59:15+00:00
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- 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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