Vikram Mansharamani, PhD
Global Trend-Watcher, Harvard University Lecturer, & Investor
Author, Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst
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.
Founder & President
Kelan Advisors, LLC
Member of the Board of Directors
Africa Opportunity Fund
Listed on Worth Magazine's 2017 List of the 100 Most Powerful People in the World of Global Finance
Listed by the 500+ million LinkedIn Network as their #1 "top voice" on matter relating to finance and/or economics -- for both 2015 and 2016.
- Connecting the dots between demographics, economics, politics, and technology to help the audience see a set of possible futures that might unfold.
- Audience will leave with both a view of the world and a framework for thinking about future developments.
- Description of how short term may be filled with cross-currents (deflation, currency/trade wars, commodity dynamics, geopolitics) but that long-term may be dominated by a global middle class consumption boom.
- Emphasis on 4 big developments in the future: (1) aging of developed world, (2) acceleration of technology's impact, (3) China's transition from an investment-driven to a consumption-driven economy, (4) the destabilizing impact of shale, alternative energy, and the energy boom.