Professor of Finance; Joint Chair, Finance Faculty
BTech (IIT Bombay), MBA (IIM Ahmedabad), PhD (Duke) Professor Narayan Naik is recognised as one of the leading experts on hedge fund investing. Over the last decade he has authored a significant body of work in hedge funds benchmarking, performance evaluation of long-only managers, tail-risk hedging, life settlements-longevity risk and market microstructure. His work has appeared in the top finance journals, leading practitioner journals and financial press. Professor Naik’s teaching includes the following subjects: Strategic Investment Management, Equity Investment Management and Hedge Funds. Since joining London Business School (LBS) in 1991, Professor Naik has played a key role in the development of the finance group at LBS, most notably in the role of Director of the PhD programme in Finance, Director of the School’s Investment Management Programme and Director of the Hedge Fund Research Centre. Currently, Professor Naik is one of the Academic Directors of the AQR Asset Management Institute at LBS. Professor Naik has appeared many times on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, the BBC, ITV and other news channels as an expert finance academic. He has consulted widely during his career for the World Bank, sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East, and private corporations in the UK, USA, Middle East and Far East. He has also designed, and taught tailor-made courses in corporate finance, investment management and hedge funds for investment banks and financial institutions. Prior to studying for his PhD, he was working as a consultant for the World Bank and an executive for Special Steels and the Taj Group of Hotels.
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