Victor Haghani

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Victor Haghani is an Iranian American financier,[1] one of the founding partners of Long Term Capital Management, a hedge fund which collapsed in 1998, to be eventually bailed out by a consortium of leading banks.[2]


The son of an Iranian international trader of a Sephardic Jewish family,[1] Victor Haghani graduated from the London School of Economics. He was a founding partner of LTCM and after the liquidation of LTCM became a founding partner of JWM Partners which managed a successor fund to LTCM.

Victor Haghani started his career in 1984 in the bond research department of Salomon Brothers, and then becoming a managing director in the bond arbitrage group run by John Meriwether. In 1993, he co-founded Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM) with seven other partners. In 1993, he set up the LTCM office in London. Victor stayed on at LTCM through 1999 to assist in the liquidation of LTCM, following which he became a founding partner of JWM Partners, where he worked through 2002. Since then, he has been involved in a variety of activities, including consulting and board assignments, becoming a name at Lloyds of London and learning how to fly an airplane. He has also taught at the LSE, where he is a Senior Research Associate in the FMG. Victor received a B.Sc. degree in finance from the LSE in 1984.