John Rutledge

Dr. John Rutledge is Chief Investment Officer, directing investments in private equity and real estate. Dr. Rutledge was one of the principal architects of the Reagan Economic Plan in 1980-81 and an adviser to the Bush White House on tax policy and Iraq. He has advised government leaders in China, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on economic, financial and investment issues. Currently, he is Senior Research Professor at Claremont Graduate University, focusing on monetary and financial economics and the causes of financial crises. He is Honorary Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chief Advisor for Finance to the Governor of the Haidian district of Beijing. He was granted Beijing’s Great Wall Friendship Award in recognition of his role as a trusted advisor to China’s top officials. He is the author of three books and currently is Economics Contributor to CNBC. Dr. Rutledge holds a BA from Lake Forest College and a PhD in economics from the University of Virginia.