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Michael Mauboussin

author Image Michael Mauboussin is head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse and the author of several books, including “The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing” (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012).


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Area of Expertise: Financial strategy

Website: www.michaelmauboussin.com

Books: "The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing," "Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition," "More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places"

Email: michael.mauboussin@credit-suisse.com

Biography:
Michael J. Mauboussin is head of global financial strategies at Credit Suisse. Michael originally joined Credit Suisse in 1992 as a packaged food industry analyst and was named chief U.S. investment strategist in 1999. Prior to rejoining Credit Suisse in 2013, he was chief investment strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management. He is a former president of the Consumer Analyst Group of New York and was repeatedly named to Institutional Investor's All-America Research Team and The Wall Street Journal All-Star Survey in the food industry group.

Michael is the author of “The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing” (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012), "Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition" (Harvard Business Review Press, 2009) and "More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places" (New York: Columbia Business School Publishing, 2008). “More Than You Know” was named one of "The 100 Best Business Books of All Time" by 800-CEO-READ, one of the best business books by Businessweek (2006) and best economics book by Strategy+Business (2006). He is also co-author, with Alfred Rappaport, of “Expectations Investing: Reading Stock Prices for Better Returns” (Harvard Business School Press, 2001).

Michael has been an adjunct professor of finance at Columbia Business School since 1993 and is on the faculty of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing. In 2009, Michael received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence. “Businessweek's Guide to the Best Business Schools” (2001) highlighted Michael as one of the school's "Outstanding Faculty," a distinction received by only seven professors.

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  1. Behavioral Finance »

    The Role of Luck and Skill in Investing

    Since luck plays a bigger role than skill in influencing investment returns, investors need to focus on their portfolio management process.

    September 2013 | Journal