Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst

 Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Featured Speaker:

Vikram Mansharamani

Yale University


 Chairs: Erik Einertson, CFA & Charlotte Chamberlain, Ph.D.


An Alternative Investments & Portfolio Management group event


Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst

A multi-disciplinary framework through which to spot financial bubbles before they burst.

Based on a recently published book and popular undergraduate seminar, the author presents a multi-disciplinary framework for identifying unsustainable booms and forthcoming busts.

As part of the framework, the author;

·         Examines why booms and busts are not random and can therefore be identified

·         Focuses upon various theoretical and disciplinary lenses useful in the study of booms and busts

·         Contains a framework for thinking about and identifying forthcoming financial bubbles including several tell-tale indicators of a forthcoming bust.

·         Illustrates the framework in action by evaluating China as a potential bubble in the making.


Speaker Bio:
Vikram Mansharamani is an experienced global equity investor based in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also a lecturer at Yale University where he teaches a popular seminar called “Financial Booms and Busts.” Dr. Mansharamani has experience in venture capital, investment banking, and management consulting. He has been a board member of numerous for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and currently serves as chairman of Torit Language Center Montessori in Boston. Dr. Mansharamani earned a PhD and MS from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, an MS in Political Science from MIT, and a BA from Yale University. He currently lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Registration Links
CFALA Members: $20.00 (place cursor on amount for link)
Non-members: $40.00


Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Lunch

Location: Omni Los Angeles
                  251 South Olive Street
                  Los Angeles, CA 90071
                  For directions call hotel: (213) 617-3300
                  Event parking at the Omni $12.00 


Dress Code: Business Casual


Payment Information:


Methods of payment accepted: Visa/Mastercard, American Express and Discover. If you prefer to pay by check please register online and select "purchase order" as your payment option and enter your last name as the purchase order number. Mail check to: CFA Society of Los Angeles, 520 S. Grand Ave, Suite 370, Los Angeles CA 90071.


*Credit card payments will only be accepted through the secure online registration, and not by phone or email.




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