McDonough School of Business

Arun Muralidhar

Arun is Founder of Mcube Investment Technologies LLC and Founder and Client CIO of AlphaEngine Global Investment Solutions. His primary focus is on dynamic (intelligent) beta and currency management and how clients can get paid to manage risk. Arun has written extensively on pension reform, asset allocation, and portfolio/currency management. His books include A SMART Approach to Portfolio Management (2011), Innovations in Pension Fund Management (2001), and Rethinking Pension Reform (2004), co-authored with Franco Modigliani (Nobel Prize winner). His third book, offering a new approach to retirement reform for uncovered workers and titled, “Fifty States of Grey: An Innovative Approach to the DC Retirement Crisis,” was published in 2018. He has recently completed two books – “Investment Theory and Practice – It’s All ‘Realative’” and “A Nobel Retirement: 3 Nobels, 3 Pillars and 3 Facets of Investments.”

His idea for a retirement and education bond was launched by Brazil in January and August 2023, respectively. He has written many award-winning articles for trade journals, and has written a series of Op-Eds with Prof. Robert C. Merton (Nobel Prize winner) on innovations to improve retirement security. Previously, Arun served as Managing Director at FX Concepts Inc, Managing Director/Head of Currency Research at J.P. Morgan Fleming Asset Management and Head of Research and a member of the Investment Management Committee at The World Bank. He was one of four members selected to serve on the Academic Advisory Board of PGGM, NL (2nd largest Dutch pension plan) and serves on the Virginia Retirement Systems’ DC Plan Advisory Committee. He served as an Expert Advisor to the World Economic Forum’s Retirement Investment Systems Improvement Project, and the Strategic Retirement Advisory Council for the Investments & Wealth Institute (formerly IMCA) for their Retirement Management Advisor (RMA) designation. He is an adjunct professor of Finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and was also adjunct professor of Finance at George Washington University and Academic Scholar at Georgetown University’s Center for Retirement Initiatives. His work on retirement innovations and saving Social Security have been featured on Marketplace. He holds a PhD in Managerial Economics from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a B.S. from Wabash College.