Andre Perold is the George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking at the Harvard Business School, where he has been on the faculty for 30 years. Andre teaches courses in investment management and capital markets in the MBA program, and also teaches in executive education programs, including the HBS/CFA Institute Investment Management Workshop, which he has chaired since 1989. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence, and was voted the most outstanding professor at HBS in a 1994 Business Week student survey. Paul has authored numerous articles and case studies, and is co-author of two books, The Global Financial System: A Functional Perspective (1995) and Cases in Financial Engineering: Studies of Applied Financial Innovation (1995). He is a founder and chair of the investment committee of HighVista Strategies, which specializes in endowment management for institutions and individuals. Paul is presently a director of The Vanguard Group, Rand Merchant Bank, and Unx. He serves on the advisory boards of FIA Timber Partners, The Rock Creek Group, and RRE Ventures, and is on the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal. Paul earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University.