Dr. Burton G. Malkiel, the Chemical Bank Chairman’s Professor of Economics at Princeton University , is the author of the widely read investment book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street. The revised 9th edition paperback of the book was published in 2007.
Dr. Malkiel has long held professorships in economics at Princeton , where he was also chairman of the Economics Department. He was dean of the Yale School of Management and William S. Beinecke Professor of Management Studies there from 1981 to 1987.
He is a past appointee to the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. In addition, he currently serves or has served on the boards of several financial corporations including Prudential Financial and the Vanguard Group and nonfinancial corporations such as Genmab and Theravance. He has also served on several investment management boards including the Investment Committee for the American Philosophical Association. He is a past president of the American Finance Association and is a member of the American Economic Association.
He is also the author or co-editor of eight other books, the most recent of which are The Random Walk Guide to Investing: 10 Rules for Financial Success and Global Bargain Hunting: An Investor’s Guide to Profits in Emerging Markets, with J. P. Mei and From Wall Street to the Great Wall, with others.
He holds a B.A. and MBA degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. degree from Princeton Universities and began his career in the investment banking department of Smith Barney & Co.
Dr Marc Faber was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He went to school in Geneva and Zurich and finished high school with the Matura. He studied Economics at the University of Zurich and, at the age of 24, obtained a PhD in Economics magna cum laude.
Between 1970 and 1978, Dr Faber worked for White Weld & Company Limited in New York, Zurich and Hong Kong.
Since 1973, he has lived in Hong Kong. From 1978 to February 1990, he was the Managing Director of Drexel Burnham Lambert (HK) Ltd. In June 1990, he set up his own business, MARC FABER LIMITED which acts as an investment advisor and fund manager.
Dr Faber publishes a widely read monthly investment newsletter "The Gloom Boom & Doom Report" report which highlights unusual investment opportunities, and is the author of several books including “ TOMORROW'S GOLD – Asia's Age of Discovery” which was first published in 2002 and highlights future investment opportunities around the world. “ TOMORROW'S GOLD ” was for several weeks on Amazon's best seller list and is being translated into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai and German. Dr. Faber is also a regular contributor to several leading financial publications around the world.
A book on Dr Faber, "RIDING THE MILLENNIAL STORM", by Nury Vittachi, was published in 1998. A regular speaker at various investment seminars, Dr Faber is well known for his "contrarian" investment approach.
He is also associated with a variety of funds and is a member of the Board of Directors of numerous companies.
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