NEW YORK, March 6, 2018 – OppenheimerFunds, a leading global asset manager, announced the launch of its new Academic Partnership Program with top business and finance experts from Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics.
The program, led by OppenheimerFunds’ Head of Beta Solutions Product Mo Haghbin, will serve as an advisory board to help generate ideas, validate new investment concepts and further enhance the firm’s overall new product research and development process. The academic partners include:
- Lauren H. Cohen, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
- Christopher J. Malloy, Professor of Financial Management, Harvard Business School
- Christopher Polk, Professor of Finance, London School of Economics
Art Steinmetz, President and CEO, OppenheimerFunds, commented, “Our firm has a history of embracing new investment ideas and opportunities for clients. This new academic partnership program further highlights our firm-wide commitment to innovative idea generation.”
“Leveraging the knowledge and expertise of our academic partners is an exciting prospect that will better inform and refine our new product development capabilities for clients going forward,” said Sharon French, Head of Beta Solutions, OppenheimerFunds. “We look forward to beginning a fruitful long-term relationship with our new team of advisors.”
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OppenheimerFunds, Inc., a leader in global asset management, is dedicated to providing solutions for its partners and end investors. OppenheimerFunds, including its subsidiaries, manages more than $251.3 billion in assets for over 13 million shareholder accounts, including sub-accounts, as of February 28, 2018.
Founded in 1959, OppenheimerFunds is an asset manager with a history of providing innovative strategies to its investors. The firm’s 16 investment management teams specialize in equity, fixed income, alternative, multi-asset, and factor and revenue-weighted ETF strategies, including ESG as a signatory of the UN PRI. OppenheimerFunds and its subsidiaries offer a broad array of products and services to clients, who range from pensions and endowments to financial advisors and individual investors. OppenheimerFunds and certain of its subsidiaries provide advisory services to the Oppenheimer family of funds, and OFI Global Asset Management offers solutions to institutions. The firm is also active through its Philanthropy & Community initiative: 10,000 Kids by 2020, reaching children with introductions to math literacy programs.