Vikram Kuriyan

Clinical Professor of Finance


Dr. Kuriyan is Director of the Investment Laboratory and a member of the faculty at the Indian School of Business. Previously, he was Chairman of the Global Asset Allocation Committee and global head of Quantitative Strategies at Bank of America’s asset management division. His unit managed over $30 billion of client assets, that ranged from retail to the most sophisticated institutional investors, across a multiplicity of strategies including equity, asset allocation and absolute return products. Earlier, Dr. Kuriyan served as managing director of an arbitrage and principal investing fund in Tokyo and as the global head of complex derivatives in the commodities group at Merrill Lynch. Dr. Kuriyan earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University where he specialised in capital markets in a joint program offered by the Departments of Economics, Engineering Sciences and the Harvard Business School. He also spent a year in the M.B.A program at the Harvard Business School and received a Masters degree in Engineering Science from Harvard University. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has appeared on television shows, including CNN. He advises the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and has served as an advisor to one of the worlds’ largest sovereign wealth funds. He is an independent director of TVS Capital Funds and serves on the China-India advisory council of the CFA Institute.