Practice Professor of Finance

Asia School of Business 

Cornell University (Visiting)

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Someone who is dispassionately interested in the intersection of investment science and evidence-based applied research that can be used to inform policy making.

Joe Cherian conducts applied research on a variety of financial topics, including:

·         asset management, life-cycle savings and investing

·         infrastructure & climate (blended) finance

·         digital currency, blockchain & the new economy

·         issues related to macroeconomics, sustainable finance & the political economy

Joseph Cherian


Professor Cherian is Practice Professor of Finance at the Asia School of Business (in collaboration with MIT Sloan) and at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at the SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University (Visiting). He was most recently a Practice Professor of Finance and the Founding Director of the former Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School.

Prior to NUS, Joe was Managing Director, Global Head and CIO of the Quantitative Strategies Group at Credit Suisse in New York where he had direct responsibility for over US$67 billion in client assets managed to a quantitative discipline. While at Credit Suisse, he served on the Global Executive Committee, as well as various senior management, investments, and risk committees of the Asset Management division. He joined the financial industry in New York after an academic career in the US, including as an Associate Professor of Finance at Boston University.

He was formerly an Executive-in-Residence and a two-term member of the Johnson Graduate School of Management’s Dean’s Advisory Council at Cornell University and is now an Emeritus Member of the Dean’s Council. Joe currently serves as an Advisor to Asia Asset Management in Hong Kong, the Mercer-CFA Institute Global Pensions Index’s Advisory Board in Australia, and is a member of the Board of the Institute for Capital Market Research, an initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia. He has had appointments at Singapore’s Central Provident Fund (CPF) Advisory Panel and the National Research Foundation’s Early-Stage Venture Fund Evaluation Panel.

Joe was an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bursa Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, a Scientific Advisor to Nipun Capital, a boutique hedge fund based in San Francisco, Xen Capital, a boutique digital wealth and alternatives asset manager in Singapore, a consultant to Fullerton Fund Management, a Temasek subsidiary in Singapore, Singapore Exchange (SGX), and on the Journal of Alternative Investments’ Editorial Board in the US. Joe holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Finance from Cornell University. 

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