Hari Ramanan, Managing Director, joined the firm in 2019. Hari is a Portfolio Manager and CIO of Research Funds at Neuberger Berman and leads the investing activities of the firm’s research-centric core and thematic funds. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, Hari was Managing Partner of Valarc Holdings, a long-biased hedge fund backed by endowments and foundations to invest in a concentrated portfolio of globally traded equities that it looked to own for multiple years. In addition, the firm opportunistically took short positions in individual companies globally. Before founding Valarc in 2014, he served as a Portfolio Manager and Head of International Equities at Eminence Capital, a $7 billion equity long-short investment firm investing in quality companies globally. He joined Eminence in 2007 with a mandate to spearhead the firm’s international investing efforts. Prior to Eminence, Hari was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Basso Capital, a multi-strategy investment firm in Connecticut where he focused on European equity and distressed debt investments. Hari began his career at Lehman Brothers Private Equity Division in New York. He subsequently worked for Advent International, the global private equity firm, in London and focused on European buyouts. Hari earned his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Mathematics and Economics from Knox College in 2000. Hari served on the Board of Trustees of Knox College and its Investment Committee from 2009 to 2019.