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Peter Marber, PhD

Adjunct Instructor
Academic AreaFinance
Areas of InterestEmerging Markets, Global Business & Finance, Hedge Funds, Human Capital

Author, teacher, Wall Street professional – Peter Marber has been a thought leader and pioneering investor in the global markets since the late 1980s. An award-winning money manager for some of the world’s largest institutions including Loomis Sayles and HSBC, Marber currently is the Chief Investment Officer for emerging markets at Aperture Investors in New York. He has taught at Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, NYU and has lectured at dozens of international conferences. A market commentator for CNN, the Financial Times, CNBC, Barron’s, Reuters, Bloomberg, and the Wall Street Journal, Dr. Marber has also published six books.


  • PhD, University of Cambridge 
  • MIA, Columbia University
  • BA, The Johns Hopkins University


Selected publications
  • Quid Periculum? Measuring and Managing Political Risk in the Age of Technology (forthcoming 2020, PRS with McKee)
  • The Evolution of Liberal Arts in the Global Age (2017, Routledge, with Araya)
  • Brave New Math: Information, Globalization and New Economic Thinking in the 21st Century (2015, World Policy)
  • Higher Education in the Global Age (2012, Routledge, with Araya)
  • Seeing the Elephant: Understanding Globalization from Trunk to Tail (2009, Wiley)
  • Money Changes Everything (2004, FT Prentice Hall)
  • From Third World to World Class: The Future of Emerging Markets in the Global Economy (Basic, 1999)
Working papers
  • “Globalization, Information, and the Future of Political Risk,” forthcoming (2020).


  • Emerging Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Hedge Funds
  • Investments

Honors and distinctions

  • Dean’s Teaching Commendation, Harvard University, (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • J. Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award, Harvard University, (2017)
  • Columbia Alumni Award, Columbia University (2017)
  • Royal Society of Arts, Fellow (2014)

Impact and Engagement

  • Chief Investment Officer (Emerging Markets), Aperture Investors
  • Board of Directors, Emerging Markets Trade Association
  • Advisory Board, New America
  • Board of Visitors and Governors, St. John’s College

In the media

  • Marber, Peter. “Global Investments: Time to Rethink Emerging Markets?” Global Affairs Review (2018).
  • Marber, Peter. "Advisors May Need a New Framework for Allocations in Emerging Markets." Investments & Wealth (2018).
  • Marber, Peter. “The most forward-thinking, future-proof college in America teaches every student the exact same stuff.” Quartz. (2017)
  • Marber, Peter. “Trump doesn’t realize that America’s greatest export is higher education.” Quartz. (2017)
  • Marber, Peter. “Refining EM: Country Clusters Offer New Matrix.” Financial Times. (2015)
  • Marber, Peter. “The four ways to really fix education (that no one wants to hear).” Quartz. (2013)
  • Marber, Peter. “It’s time for Italians to let go of regional loyalties if they want their economy to thrive.” Quartz. (2013)
  • Marber, Peter. “4 ways to increase immigration, cultivate highly skilled US workforce.” The Atlantic. (2012).
  • Marber, Peter. “How the United States Can Maintain Its Global Edge.” The Atlantic. (2012)
  • Marber, Peter. “Emerging Market Debt: Perfect timing?’ Investment & Pensions Europe. (2011)
  • Marber, Peter. "From the G8 to the" E8": is the globalization tide turning?." World Policy Journal 23, no. 3 (2006): 42-51.
  • Marber, Peter. "Globalization and its contents." World Policy Journal 21, no. 4 (2004): 29-37.
  • Marber, Peter N. "Alleviating motion sickness: transportation privatization trends in developing countries." Journal of International Affairs (1997): 633-673
  • Marber, Peter N. "Sheikhs and Souks: Capital market formation in the Middle East." Journal of International Affairs (1995): 75-101.
  • Marber, Peter. "Banking the bear: Financial marketization in Russia." The Columbia Journal of World Business 29, no. 4 (1994): 30-41.