Peter Marber, PhD

Chief Investment Officer for Emerging Markets, Aperture Investors and Senior Lecturer on Finance, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Peter Marber, PhD, is a Wall Street veteran, teacher, and writer focused on globalization and financial markets. An award-winning investor, Marber is a founding member and portfolio manager at Aperture Investors in New York. He was previously head of emerging markets investments for Loomis, Sayles & Co., and chief business strategist and global head of emerging markets debt at HSBC Global Asset Management. Before that, he was founding partner, president, and chief strategist for The Atlantic Funds, which was acquired by HSBC in 2005. Marber has taught at the Harvard Extension School since January 2014 and received the JoAnne Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award in 2017. He has also taught at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins, and New York University. Marber has authored more than 100 columns and is routinely quoted in the media including CNN, CNBC, The Financial Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal. Marber serves or has served on boards for institutions including the New America Foundation, World Policy Institute, Columbia University, St. John's College, and the Emerging Markets Trade Association. His first book, From Third World to World Class: The Future of Emerging Markets in the Global Economy (Basic Books, 1999), was named a top ten business book in 1998 by the Knight Ridder newspapers and was called future reference reading for "The 24/7 global marketplace" by Wired magazine in 2001. His second book, Money Changes Everything: How Global Prosperity is Reshaping Our Needs, Values, and Lifestyles, was published by Financial Time Prentice Hall in 2003. David Brooks of The New York Times noted, "Money Changes Everything is an outstanding primer on the awesome social effects of globalization." Marber has also authored or edited four other books. Marber earned his bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University, master's from Columbia University, and doctorate from the University of Cambridge.


  • PhD University of Cambridge