Yale SOM is uniquely positioned to educate students and foster cutting-edge research in the field of asset management.
In addition to academic excellence, the Yale SOM finance faculty also has years of applied experience in the investment industry. The curriculum will leverage this expertise, along with the experiences of professional asset managers, to cover the breadth of the investment field, including traditional investment models, alternative investing, and quantitative approaches.
The new degree program is being developed in close collaboration with the Yale Investments Office, a pathbreaking team of investors who pioneered the “Yale Model” and have outpaced all other major endowments over the last 30 years.
Founding Program Faculty
Dean Takahasi ’80 B.A., ’83 M.P.P.M. Professor of Finance;
Program Chair of the Master’s Degree in Asset Management
Moskowitz’s research interests include momentum in stock returns, biases in investment portfolios, the social effects of bank mergers, the return to private business ownership, mutual and hedge fund performance, the political economy of financial regulation, and the economics of sports. Professor Moskowitz was recognized by the American Finance Association with its 2007 Fischer Black Prize, which is awarded biennially to the top finance scholar in the world under the age of 40 in years when one is deemed deserving.
Chief Investment Officer, Yale Investments Office
Prior to joining YIO in 1985, Swensen worked on Wall Street for six years, focusing on developing new financial technologies. He is the author of Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment and Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment. He has advised the President of the United States as a member of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.