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Ben Hunt

Ben Hunt

Formal First Name
Ben

Dr. Ben Hunt is the author of Epsilon Theory, a newsletter and website that examines markets through the lens of game theory, history, and nature. He is a featured contributor to a wide range of investment publications and media programming. Hunt joined Salient in 2013, where he combines his background as a portfolio manager, risk manager, and entrepreneur with academic experience in game theory and econometrics to provide a unique perspective on investment risk and reward. He has experience managing a billion-dollar hedge fund and has served as Chief Strategist for a $13 billion asset manager. Hunt has also co-founded technology companies.

Professional Experience


Academic History

  • Hunt began his investment career in 2003, first in venture capital, and subsequently on two long/short equity hedge funds. 
  • He helps develop investment strategies for firms, works with portfolio managers and key clients to incorporate his investment views into their decision-making process, and manages certain portfolios directly.
  • He likes to spend time on a family-owned farm. Doing this inspires original ideas and parallels between human and animal behavior.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.