Ben Hunt is the chief investment strategist at Salient, a $14 billion asset manager based in Houston and San Francisco, and the author of Epsilon Theory, a newsletter and website that examines markets through the lenses of game theory and history. Over 100,000 professional investors and allocators read Epsilon Theory for its fresh perspective into market dynamics.
Dr. Hunt received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 1991. He taught political science for 10 years, leaving academia in 2000 to co-found a successful software company. Dr. Hunt began his investment career in 2003, first in venture capital and subsequently as a portfolio manager of two hedge funds. Dr. Hunt joined Salient in 2013, where he combines his background as a portfolio manager, risk manager, entrepreneur, and academic to provide a unique perspective on investment risk and reward on behalf of Salient and its clients.