Vinh Q. Tran has been an institutional money manager and adviser to UtraHighNetWorth investors for over twenty five years with global financial institutions, including Morgan Stanley and Bank of America. A published author and professor, he has taught and given lectures at elite universities like Harvard, Wharton and NYU.

Vinh is Managing Partner of Pinehill Capital LLC, a strategy consulting firm. He has been the Special Adviser to Vietnam's Ministry of Science & Technology, to help the country promote technology commercialization and venture capital networks. He is also Chairman and CEO of Institute of Global Education, aimed at promoting world class executive education and training in Vietnam and ASEAN countries.

He has successful track records in

  • Managing global investments, hedge funds and alternative investments, including real estate and private equity;
  • Advising wealthy individuals and institutional investors;
  • Developing quantitative algorithms for security selection, asset allocations, portfolio construction, risk management, and hedge fund evaluation and ranking.


Vinh has earned high acclaim for top performance from Fortune magazine, NY Times, and other publications. He started his money management career trading and managing currency and debt portfolios as International Treasurer of Sterling Drug Inc., a Fortune 200 multinational corporation. He then moved on to be Director of International Investments with Aetna Life & Casualty, managing global investments and asset allocation strategies for Separate Accounts. He later headed the Global Fixed Income Group of Funds at Morgan Stanley, then joined Bank of America as Director of Alternative Investments advising and managing assets for UltraHighNetWorth clients.

Vinh is author of Market Upside Down: How to Invest Profitably in a Shrinking Economy, published by FT Press/Wharton School Publishing; Evaluating Hedge Fund Performance (John Wiley & Sons) -used as a text by CFA Institute for CFA candidates; Foreign Exhange Management in Multinational Firms (University of Michigan Research Press).

Vinh has taught as adjunct professor in portfolio management and quantitative finance at NYU Stern School of Business' MBA program; at NYU Center for Global Affairs (M.S.); and as Visiting Scholar at NYU Schack Instutute of Real Estate.

He has Ph.D. and MBA in Finance degrees from The George Washington Unversity, and graduated magna cum laude with B.A. degrees in Business Administration and Political Science from the University of Dalat, Vietnam.