An Interview with Harry Markowitz

Conversations with the father of modern portfolio theory

Windham's CEO, Mark Kritzman, recently interviewed Nobel Prize winner Harry M. Markowitz to discuss his background at the University of Chicago, the Cowles Commission, and the RAND Corporation; his many contributions not only to modern portfolio theory but also to other fields; and his views on the 2008 global financial crisis. This interview provides some insight into the life and work of one of the most influential men in the history of finance, as well as some “words of wisdom” for future generations.

Members and non-members of the CFA can read this interview in the Financial Analysts Journal Fourth Quarter 2017, Volume 73, Issue 4.