Professor Deep Kapur
Deep Kapur is a Professor of Practice at Monash Business School, a member of the School Executive Committee and concurrently Director of the Monash Centre for Financial Studies. Before assuming these positions in November 2017, he worked in the investment industry for 28 years in the institutional investment industry in a variety of senior investing roles. He has held Managing Director positions with Salomon Brothers and its successor companies including Citigroup Global Markets, with Daiwa Capital Markets and with the event-driven hedge fund group Symphony Financial Partners.
Deep Kapur’s institutional investment experience spans both systematic and discretionary strategies across all major asset classes. He has practised activist investing, managed asset allocation portfolios for institutional clients and run large teams in investment banks developing systematic alpha strategies, risk management tools, and portfolio trading applications. Early in his career, he advised large institutions on investment strategy and asset-liability management. More recently his research and principal investing interests have expanded to venture capital, illiquid credit, alternative finance and impact investing.
During his tenure in the research department of Salomon Brothers and successor companies, he and his team received top ranks in the Institutional Investor surveys multiple times. He has intellectual roots in behavioural finance, having earned a PhD degree in Economics in 1989 from the Australian National University for a thesis that argued against the efficient markets hypothesis. At various times during his career, he has commercialized insights from academic research.