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 asset management degree program was 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;
Faculty Director of the Master’s Degree in Asset Management
Tobias “Toby” Moskowitz was named the inaugural Dean Takahashi ’80 B.A., ’83 M.P.P.M. Professor of Finance at Yale SOM in 2016. He was previously the Fama Family Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he had taught since 1998. 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.
David F. Swensen
Former Chief Investment Officer, Yale Investments Office
Our dear friend and colleague David Swensen '80 Ph.D. passed away on May 5, 2021. David was an integral part of planning and designing the Master's Degree in Asset Management program, and his legacy and values will continue to guide and shape the program.
David Swensen was Yale's Chief Investment Officer until his passing in 2021. Prior to joining Yale in 1985, David spent six years on Wall Street, where his work focused on developing new financial technologies. He authored two books: Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment and Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment. Mr. Swensen taught in Yale College since 1980.