Vinay Nair, PhD Chairman at 55ipAbout Vinay: Dr. Vinay Nair is Founder and Chairman of 55ip, a leading investment science and technology based company that helps financial advisors and wealth managers custom design tax-managed asset allocation strategies. He is also a visiting professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and at The Wharton School. He is also an advisor to venture capital funds and fintech companies. Dr. Nair was previously the CEO of Ada Investments, where he helped form an investment platform and team to design portfolio solutions using financial research and quantitative methods. Prior to founding Ada, Vinay was research director at Old Lane, a hedge fund firm founded by senior executives at Morgan Stanley. He was previously a full-time faculty member at The Wharton School, and a visiting professor at The University of Pompeu-Fabra (Barcelona), University of Amsterdam, The Indian School of Business and the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. Dr. Nair has published in leading finance journals, and is sought frequently as an expert on Investment Management as well as on Entrepreneurship. He authored 'Investing for Change' (Oxford University Press, 2008), a book on the use of social considerations in investment management. Dr. Nair completed his PhD in Financial Economics from the Stern School of Business at New York University with an award for the best thesis. His undergraduate studies were at the Indian Institute of Technology, where he was awarded the Governor's Gold Medal for curricular and extra-curricular excellence.