Vineer Bhansali, Ph.D.
Founder and CIO, LongTail Alpha, LLC
Vineer Bhansali is Founder and Chief Investment Officer of LongTail Alpha, LLC, an investment management firm based in Newport Beach, CA which is focused exclusively on diversifying strategies.
His 29-year investment career started at Citibank, where he founded and managed the Hybrid Options Trading Desk. He later joined Salomon Brothers in its Fixed Income Arbitrage Group, followed by the CSFB Proprietary Trading Group. He was at PIMCO for 16 years, serving the last eight years as Managing Director and Head of the Quantitative Portfolios Team, which he founded in 2008. He has written five books on finance: “Pricing and Managing Exotic and Hybrid Options”; “Fixed Income Finance: A Quantitative Approach”; “Bond Portfolio Investing and Risk Management”; “Tail Risk Hedging”, “The Incredible Upside Down Bond Market”, and authored over 30 refereed papers on option pricing, fixed income, tail hedging, and asset allocation. He has received the Graham and Dodd Scroll Award from the FAJ and TIME magazine’s college achievement award.
Dr. Bhansali received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Harvard University in 1992 and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Physics from Caltech in 1987. He is an ATP rated pilot with over three thousand five hundred hours in aircraft including jets and helicopters. He has run over fifty ultramarathons, including a silver buckle at the Western States 100 mile Endurance Run. He currently serves on the Investment Committee of the Margaret A Cargill Philanthropies, as a Member of The Board Of Directors of The Q Group and as a Trustee of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.