Author to the book ‘Boombustology: spotting financial bubbles before
Vikram Mansharamani first gained widespread attention in 2011 with his book Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst.
Vikram believes that the future doesn’t have to surprise us – and won’t – if we adopt a generalist’s mindset. His speeches show audiences how to develop a broader view of the world by embracing a generalist mindset. As we encounter information that seems irrelevant, most people think "So What?!" – but Generalists think "isn’t that interesting" and try to connect the dots. When they do, the conclusions they draw and decisions they make may be very different from the more narrow-focused "experts." Vikram shows audiences how to use this approach to spot opportunities and reduce risk. Hi has shown others how to use his multi-lens approach to manage risk, navigate uncertainty and peer into the future on crucial areas like China, food, the global economy, Africa, housing, investing, financial cycles, energy and much more.
Vikram Mansharamani is a global equity investor with more than 20 years’ experience investing in public and private markets. He served as Managing Director of SDK Capital (and its predecessors). Currently he is a Lecturer in the Program on Ethics, Politics, & Economics at Yale University and teaches three popular classes: "Investment Management", "Financial Booms and Busts" and "Adventures in Business Ethics." He is also a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. 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.
Vikram Mansharamani is a frequently sought-after speaker by a wide range of organizations. As a Tiger21 Scholar, he regularly advises the organization’s members on matters of asset allocation and investment strategy. He regularly addresses those focused on allocating large pools of capital. He has spoken to audiences of sovereign wealth funds, family offices, endowments, foundations, and registered investment advisors and – of course – a variety of major corporate and association groups.
Vikram’s consulting work builds on these speaking and advisory roles and focuses on thematic investment analysis and risk management. He is a paid advisor to several leading endowments and currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the Investment Committee of LVW Advisors, a Rochester-based investment advisor serving non-profit institutional clients. Vikram is also a Senior Advisor to the Crumpton Group, LLC, a strategic advisory firm founded by Ambassador Hank Crumpton.