Vinay Nair

Vinay Nair

Chairman, 55 Institutional Partners, LLC

Vinay is the Founder & Chairman at 55ip. Vinay was the Founding Principal at Ada Investment Management LP where he helped form an investment platform and team to design portfolio solutions using financial research and quantitative methods.  Prior to founding Ada, Vinay was research director at Old Lane, a hedge fund firm founded by senior executives at Morgan Stanley.  Vinay is a visiting professor at The Wharton School and at The Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), having previously been a full-time faculty member at The Wharton School, and has also been a visiting professor at The University of Pompeu-Fabra (Barcelona), University of Amsterdam, The Indian School of Business and the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.  His teaching interests are in private equity, investment management, entrepreneurship and fintech.  He authored ‘Investing for Change’ in 2018.  Vinay completed his Ph. D. in financial Economics from the New York University – Leonard N. Stern School of Business with an award for the best thesis.  Vinay received a B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Madras), where he was awarded the Governor’s Gold Medal for curricular and extra-curricular excellence.