Michael J. Mauboussin

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Michael J. Mauboussin (born February 1964) is Head of Consilient Research at Counterpoint Global. Previously, he was Director of Research at BlueMountain Capital and Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse, where he advised clients on valuation and portfolio positioning, capital markets theory, competitive strategy analysis, and decision making. He is also an adjunct professor of finance at the Columbia Business School and chairman of the board of trustees at the Santa Fe Institute.[1]


Mauboussin first joined Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in 1992 as a packaged food industry analyst and later served as Managing Director and Chief U.S. Investment Strategist. He worked as a Chief Investment Strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management from 2004 until leaving the firm on January 2, 2013, to rejoin Credit Suisse.

He is the former President of the Consumer Analyst Group of New York and has been "repeatedly named to Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team and the Wall Street Journal All-Star survey".[2]

Personal life[edit]

He has a B.A. in government from Georgetown University. He is a resident of Darien, Connecticut.


Mauboussin's writing has been featured in publications such as NPR,[3] the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, and SmartMoney.


  • The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing Harvard Business Review Press, 2012
  • Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition Harvard Business School Press, 2009
  • More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places Columbia University Press, 2006
  • Coauthor, Expectations Investing: Reading Stock Prices for Better Returns Harvard Business School Press, 2001


  1. ^ Michael Mauboussin, Santa Fe Institute.
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  3. ^ Michael Mauboussin, NPR

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