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Arturo Cifuentes

Columbia University & CLAPES UC

Arturo holds a Ph.D. in applied mechanics and a M. S. in civil engineering from the California Institute of Technology; an MBA in finance from New York University; and a civil engineering degree from the University of Chile.

Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the Division of Finance & Economics of Columbia University in New York; and also, a Research Associate at CLAPES UC, in Santiago, Chile.

Previously, he was President of the Chilean Sovereign Fund investment committee (US$ 25 billion); and served four years as a member of the Advisory Board of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences of the California Institute of Technology.

He has written two books, four book chapters, and numerous academic articles (refereed papers) on topics related to finance, portfolio management, applied mathematics, and engineering.  Several of his opinion pieces have been published by the Financial Times.   As a result of the subprime crisis, he was invited twice to testify, as expert witness, by the U.S. Senate.

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