Qui T. Vuong '84 - Moderator
...Mr. Qui T. Vuong '84Founding Member & ChairmanNational Association of Investment Fiduciaries
...picture of Qui VuongQui
came alone to America at the age of thirteen in 1975 as a refugee after the fall of South Vietnam.Separated from his
family in the midst of the mass exodus, Qui
was placed with distant relatives who adopted him and raised him until 1981, when he
was reunited with his
father, a former government official who managed to escape his
own reeducation camp ordeal.Not knowing a single word of English, Qui
sat still in class and was tutored after school by Catholic nuns at the local convent through their common knowledge of the French language.The oldest son of six, he
quickly assimilated, and thrived within the American culture and its dynamic society of freedom and democracy.With Qui
leading by example and setting the standard, his
younger siblings successively escaped Vietnam by boat, risking their own lives in search of personal freedom and liberty, and applied themselves with great intensity to also benefit from their own high quality education at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Berkeley
did not see his
mother again until the age of thirty.
"… My brothers, my sisters, and I are so grateful for the opportunities to challenge ourselves not only to survive and persevere, but to also thrive and succeed under challenging conditions, to earn an opportunity to contribute and share in the tremendous social-economic evolution of this great country.My Princeton education affects everything that I do in life today.It radically accelerates and elevates my own personal growth and development… My multidimensional Princeton experience transforms, molded, and expanded my capacities for observing, reasoning, creating, sharing, and doing, with unparalleled freedom, clarity, and passion."Qui
comes back to his
21st Reunion at Princeton with over 20 years of experience in finance and portfolio management, specializing in the pioneering aspects of financial engineering, portfolio architecture, investment management strategy.Qui spent his entire professional career working in various capacities in the investment management industry: as a commercial hedger, portfolio manager (risk, return, as well as cost management), private investor, financial advisor, small business entrepreneur, institutional investment fiduciary, community volunteer/activist, and industry advocate.
...Qui is a graduate of the Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) program.He
B.S.E. in Civil Engineering in 1984.During his sophomore year, Qui was elected to serve as class of '84 Secretary-Treasurer, and became a member of the Ivy Club.
Summer internships with Procter & Gamble
led to his
senior thesis: Quantitative Methods for Test Marketing New Consumer Products.After receiving invaluable training and work experience at Procter & Gamble, Thomson McKinnon Securities, and Legg Mason
own investment management company in 1995.Qui
lifelong career devoted to discovering new ideas and technologies that secure a better tomorrow for humanity.In 1995, Qui
conceived and devised "Multidimensional Alpha Integration," a contrarian approach for "absolute return" investing, while conventional wisdom favors exuberance toward "momentum investing" within a "relative return" paradigm.His
work in designing "synthetic portfolios" and introducing the use of "optionality" as a strategic vehicle for institutional investors is gaining considerable attention, along with his
well known initiatives in establishing a worldwide "think tank" and industry collaborative network called the Global Investment Management Consortium
.Qui served as elected Chairman of the Asian-American Coalition of Houston from 1998 to 2000, after having been elected to serve 3 consecutive terms as Vice President of the Vietnamese-American Community Association from 1988 to 1994.From 1998 to 2001, Qui took a sabbatical from managing private wealth to serve as the Mayor's appointed representative and trustee, on the Board of the Houston Police Officers' Pension System (HPOPS), a $2 Billion public pension fund with a diversified investment portfolio.In 2001, Qui was elected to serve as Chairman of the National Association of Investment Fiduciaries (NAIF), a private not-for-profit association formed by concerned fiduciaries to advocate volunteerism and activism through investor education and the establishment of best practices standards in institutional investment management. In addition to various corporate and foundation boards outside of Princeton, Qui also serves on the advisory board of the CAIA association, the members of which hold the Chartered Alternative Investment Management Analyst (CAIA) professional designation.Qui regularly appears as a speaker, moderator, and panelist at major institutional investment conferences held in the U.S, Europe, Asia, and Australia.Qui
is married to Keiko Nishimura of Tokyo, Japan, and they have one daughter, Angelina, who hopes to be good and lucky enough to qualify for admission as a proud member of the class of 2018.