Past Events

42nd CARF Special Seminar:Professor Andre Perold

Date & Time: March 16 of 2010(Tuesday) 15:00-17:00
Location: Classroom #6, 2F of the Akamon General Research Building

Speaker: Professor Andre Perold
George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking
Harvard Business School
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Speaker's Profile:
Andre' Perold is the George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking at the Harvard Business School. A member of the faculty since 1979, he has served as the Senior Associate Dean: Director of Faculty Recruiting, Chair of the Finance Faculty, Director of Research, and Coursehead of Finance 1. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University.
Professor Perold's research interests lie primarily in investment management with a focus on asset allocation, investments in non-traditional assets, risk management, and efficient execution. He has authored numerous articles and case studies, and he is co-author of the books, /The Global Financial System: A Functional Perspective/ and /Cases in Financial Engineering: Studies of Applied Financial Innovation/.
Professor Perold has developed MBA courses in investment management and capital markets, and his teaching is primarily focused in those areas. He also teaches in executive education programs, including the HBS/CFA Institute Investment Management Workshop which he has chaired since 1989. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, and he was voted the School's most outstanding professor in a 1994 /Business Week/ student survey. Professor Perold is a founder and Chair of the Investment Committee of HighVista Strategies. HighVista specializes inendowment management for institutions and individuals, and employs a strategy involving broad diversification across non-traditional as well as marketable asset classes. Professor Perold has been a consultant to a number of financial institutions and investment firms, and he has served as a director, trustee and advisory board member of a variety of not-for-profit and other organizations. He is presently a director of The Vanguard Group and Rand Merchant Bank; and he serves on the advisory boards of FIA Timber Partners, The Rock Creek Group, and RRE Ventures. Professor Perold is also on the editorial board of the /Financial Analysts Journal/.