Luis M. Viceira

George E. Bates Professor

Luis M. Viceira is the George E. Bates Professor at the Harvard Business School, where he teaches in the areas of investment management and capital markets to both graduate students and practitioners. He is currently the Course Head of the Finance I course in the MBA Program, Co-Chair of the CFA Institute Investment Management Program at Harvard Business School, and Co-Chair of the Business Economics Ph.D. Program at Harvard University. He holds a bachelor degree from the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid, and a M.A. degree and a Ph.D. degree from Harvard University. Professor Viceira has been a member of the faculty of the Harvard Business School since 1998.

Prof. Viceira's research studies the design of asset allocation strategies for long-term investors, both individuals and institutions, the management and organization of large institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, and large asset managers such as mutual fund companies or wealth management groups, and innvoation in the money management industry. He is the author of multiple articles published in leading academic and practitioner-oriented finance journals, book chapters, Harvard Business School case studies, and the book "Strategic Asset Allocation" (with J. Y. Campbell). His research has received several awards recognizing its contributions to the theory and practice of asset management, including the TIAA-CREF Paul Samuelson Award, the 2005 Graham and Dodd Award by the CFA Institute, and the 2004 Prize for Financial Innovation of the Q-Group, Inquire Europe, and Inquire U.K. He has also served as judge for the TIAA-CREF Paul Samuelson Award, and as a member of the program committee of the Annual Meeting of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the European Finance Association, and the European Financial Management Association, among others.

Professor Viceira is a past director of the European Finance Association, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Research Fellow of the TIAA-CREF Institute, and Research Fellow and member of the Scientific Board of NETSPAR, the European Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement.

Professor Viceira serves as an external consultant, advisor, and director to asset management firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, central banks, international organizations, insurance companies, and not-for-profit organizations. He is also a Governor of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and a Trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF). FINRA is the independent, private sector organization dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and eficient regulation of the securities industry. The FAF is the independent, private-sector organization responsible for the oversight of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

  1. U.S. Treasury 2014 Roundtable on Treasury Markets and Debt Management

    The Office of Debt Management at U.S. Treasury is holding its 2014 Roundtable on Treasury Markets and Debt Management on December 5, 2014 in the main Treasury building in Washington DC.  This invitation-only forum brings together 80-100 senior academics, policy makers, and market participants to discuss topics relevant to the U.S. Treasury market.  The Roundtable includes three research presentations with discussions and two panel discussions.  I am helping the Treasury ODM organize this year's roundtable. If you are interested in submitting a paper, please click on the heading to open up a document with full details of the call for papers. Please note that the deadline for submissions is July 31, 2014.
  2. Inflation-Indexed Bonds

    A summary of my research on inflation-indexed bonds that I have written for the NBER Reporter.