Kent McCarthy

In 1988, while on sabbatical from Goldman Sachs, Kent McCarthy established the Applied Portfolio Management course at the University of Kansas School of Business. After retiring in 1993, he began teaching the class full time and continued to do so until 2000. In 1995, he was honored with the Henry Bubb Award for Outstanding Teaching from KU. McCarthy was also able to bring his skills and experience to students abroad by teaching at the CIMBA MBA program in Asolo, Italy.

The Applied Portfolio Management course gives students practical, real-world investment and Wall Street experiences, and since its founding, students have achieved a remarkable record of outperforming the market. Today, Kent McCarthy and co-author Catherine Shenoy offer the same instruction and information in their book, Applied Portfolio Management: How University of Kansas Students Generate Alpha to Beat the Street. McCarthy and Shenoy teach readers how to enhance their investment strategies and boost portfolio performance.

Kent McCarthy currently serves as the President and Chief Investment Officer of Jayhawk Capital Management, an alternative investment company he founded that has specialized in Asian equities since the early 2000s. McCarthy remains a member of the Finance Advisory Board and the School of Business Board of Advisers for the University of Kansas School of Business. He is also a lifetime member of the Chancellor's Club.