Investing Through Booms & Busts – An Unconventional Approach

Europe falling apart? China collapsing? Treasury bubble popping? Japan economic implosion? Social networking bubble? Alternative energy dynamics creating geopolitical unrest? Dr. Vikram Mansharamani applies a unique combination of practitioner experience and academic perspective to help audiences navigate the seemingly unending cross-currents of global economic, financial and political developments.  Given today’s widespread nationalism, increasing protectionism, and unconventional monetary policies, the risks associated with boom and bust cycles are rising. He draws on entertaining and engaging examples from art markets, architecture, and popular culture – as well as economics and politics – and powerfully demonstrates that it is possible to anticipate the future.

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Date:  22 August 2019
Time:  5:45 – 7pm followed by drinks and canapés
Venue: Karingal 3, The Melbourne Hotel

CFA Society Perth has determined that this presentation qualifies for 1 CE credit hour under the guidelines of the CFA Institute Continuing Education Program. If you are a CFA Institute member, use the member app to record your CE credit for your participation in this presentation. This is not done automatically for you.

 

Vikram Mansharamani, PhD

Dr. Vikram Mansharamani is a global trend-watcher who shows people how to anticipate the future, manage risk, and spot opportunities. He first gained widespread attention with the release of his first book, Boombustology, which provided a framework for spotting bubbles BEFORE they burst. Since then, he has been a frequent commentator on issues driving disruption in the global business environment. He’s a columnist for the PBS Newshour and a regular contributor to Worth Magazine. His ideas and writings have also appeared in Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times and a long list of other publications. The 500 million member Linkedin network listed him as the #1 Top Voice for Money, Finance and Economics for both 2015 and 2016 and Worth Magazine profiled him as one of the 100 most powerful people in global finance. Millions of readers have enjoyed his unique multi-lens approach to connecting seemingly irrelevant dots. He also regularly advises sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, and family offices on how to manage their allocations in the face of overwhelming uncertainty.

Dr. Mansharamani is currently a Lecturer at the Harvard John Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences , where he teaches students to use multiple perspectives in making tough decisions. Previously, he was a Lecturer at Yale University. In addition to teaching, he also advises several Fortune 500 CEOs to help them navigate the radical uncertainty in today’s business and regulatory environment. He has a PhD and two Masters degrees from MIT and a Bachelors degree from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.