DR. ANDRÉ PEROLD is a South African national and is a South African national, is the George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking at the Harvard Business School. A member of the faculty since 1979, he has served as the Senior Associate Dean: Director of Faculty Recruiting, Chair of the Finance Faculty, Director of Research, and Coursehead of First Year Finance. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University.

Professor Perold’s research interests lie primarily in investment management with a focus on asset allocation, investments in non-traditional assets, risk management, and efficient execution.  He has authored numerous articles and case studies, and he is co-author of the books, The Global Financial System: A Functional Perspective and Cases in Financial Engineering:  Studies of Applied Financial Innovation.