Vineer Bhansali, Ph.D. is the Founder and CIO of Long Tail Alpha, a firm that positions portfolios for the unexpected, while maintaining convexity. His 29-year investment career started at Citibank, where he founded and managed the Exotic and Hybrid Options Trading Desk. Dr. Bhansali later joined Salomon Brothers in its Fixed Income Arbitrage Group, followed by the CSFB Proprietary Trading Group. He was at PIMCO for 16 years, serving the last eight years as MD and Head of the Quantitative Portfolios Team, which he founded in 2008. He has received numerous awards, including the Graham and Dodd Scroll Award and TIME magazine’s college achievement award. Dr. Bhansali received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Harvard University in 1992 and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Physics from Caltech in 1987.