Academics, it has been said, often think of money as a subject below their standing. Not true for the academics on this list, because their overriding focus has been on the steady stewardship of money.
Academics, it has been said, have been sidelined in modern culture in favor of the bloviating personalities that dominate television and radio. Not so with this group. They aren’t loud, they aren’t dogmatic, and most have never been on television—but the influence they hold with institutional capital exceeds that of any Jim Cramer or Rick Santelli wannabe.
Academics, it has been said, look at things from 30,000 feet. Not all, however, dive out of the airplane and study the subject all the way to the ground (landing safely with parachute, of course). That is what this group does. They get their hands dirty. They get in the trenches. Whatever your analogy, this group (detailed below in alphabetical order) does it. Why? Well, you’ll have to ask them—as we often did when interviewing them for this list.
To read more and to see other academics who join Professor Schoar on the list, please visit the aiCIO website.