Vinay Nair, Managing Partner & CEO, Ada Investments
Dr. Vinay Nair is the Founding and Managing Partner of Ada Investments, an investment platform that provides solutions to address institutional asset allocation challenges. Ada has developed a unique program of systematic investment strategies globally by applying innovative research ideas in a practical manner. The firm has offices in New York, Mumbai and Rio. Before founding Ada, he was the Research Director and a Portfolio Manager at Old Lane (Citi Alternative Investments).
Prior to becoming an investment manager, Dr. Nair was an Assistant Professor of Finance at The Wharton School where he developed a course on private equity and acquisitions for MBA students. He continues his academic affiliation as a senior fellow at the Wharton School and a visiting professor at the Indian School of Business. Dr. Nair has been published in leading finance journals, and was quoted in several news media, in topics related to Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance and Investment Management. He has also delivered talks on these topics to several audiences including universities as well as practitioner and policy forums. He is also the author of 'Investing for Change' (Oxford University Press, 2008), a book on the use of social variables in investment management.
Dr. Nair completed his PhD in Financial Economics from the Stern School of Business at New York University with an award for the best thesis. His undergraduate studies were at the Indian Institute of Technology, where he was awarded the Governor's Gold Medal.
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