Professor Vikram Kuriyan is Director of the Centre for Investment and a member of the faculty at the ISB. His interests are at the intersection of the theory and practice of asset management. Previously, he was Chairman of the Global Asset Allocation Committee and Global Head of Quantitative Strategies at Bank of America’s asset management division. His unit managed tens of billions of dollars for clients ranging from retail investors to the most sophisticated institutions, across a multiplicity of strategies including equity, asset allocation and absolute return products. Earlier, Professor Kuriyan served as Managing Director of an arbitrage and principal investing fund in Tokyo and as the global head of complex derivatives in the commodities group at Merrill Lynch.
Professor Kuriyan earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University where he specialised in capital markets in a joint programme offered by the Departments of Economics, Engineering Sciences and the Harvard Business School. He also spent a year in the M.B.A programme at the Harvard Business School and received a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has appeared on television shows, including CNN. He has lectured at Cornell University, Washington University, the University of Lausanne, and National University of Singapore.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA),
Ph D (Decision Sciences), Harvard University, 1991
MBA, Harvard University, 1988
B.E. (Electrical Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986