Randy Cohen

senior lecturer of entrepreneurial management - finance and entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School

Randolph B. (Randy) Cohen is the MBA Class of 1975 Senior Lecturer of
Entrepreneurial Management at Harvard Business School, where he teaches finance and entrepreneurship. In addition, he created the Alternative Investments course for Harvard Business School Online. Cohen’s main research interests are the identification and selection of money managers who are most likely to outperform, as well as asset allocation, risk management, and anything else related to building great investment portfolios. In addition to his academic work, Cohen has helped to start and grow a number of businesses, mostly but not exclusively in the area of investment management and has served as a consultant to many other companies.

He is co- founder of PEO Partners, an asset-management firm which specializes in liquid private equity, a research interest of his for over 20 years. Cohen serves on the Board of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and helped launch ExSight Ventures, a small VC specializing in therapies for vision loss.  His podcast, Dangerous Vision, in which he interviews fascinating people who have some connection to blindness, is available on iTunes and all other major platforms. Cohen holds an AB in mathematics from Harvard College and a PhD in finance and economics from the University of Chicago.