Yale Lecturer | Global Equity Investor | Bestselling Author of Boombustology
Boom-bust cycles. They’re occurring more frequently than ever. The most notorious ones impact financial markets, but they also impact nations, healthcare, food, energy, education, technology and many other areas as well. Vikram Mansharamani, the bestselling author of Boombustology, is expert at helping audiences recognize and manage the risk of “bubble trouble.”So valuable are his insights, that LinkedIn named Vikram #1 on their “10 Top Voices in Money and Finance” list in both 2015 and 2016. In his engrossing talks, Vikram steps back from complex market dynamics and uses a multiple-lens framework to look at disparate data to provide actionable insights and indispensable information.
Vikram 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 endeavours 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 vs. generalists in navigating complex uncertainties and risk.
He is a former director of the US-Pakistan Business Council, Interelate Incorporated, and ManagedOps Incorporated, and served as Managing Director of SDK Capital (and its predecessors). Currently, he is a lecturer at Yale University, where he teaches three popular classes: “Investment Management”, “Financial Booms and Busts”, and “Adventures in Business Ethics.” He is also a lecturer at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where he is co-teaching a course called “Humanity and Its Challenges.”
A bestselling writer, he is the author of Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst and is a regular commentator in the financial 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, and The Daily Beast, among others.
He currently serves on the board of the Africa Opportunity Fund, is a strategic advisor to Peter Kiewit & Sons, and regularly helps the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. He previously served on the boards of the Association of Yale Alumni, the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council, Interelate, and ManagedOps. He earned a Ph.D. 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.