My Dinner with Harry Markowitz, The Father of Modern Portfolio Theory

The personal side of the man who shaped the investments industry: Harry Markowitz, 1927–2023

Stephen Foerster
11 min readJun 26, 2023

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Harry Markowitz, 2017

Imagine a little league baseball player who suddenly found himself in a game of pick-up with Joe DiMaggio, hanging-out for hours together, hitting a few balls, making some catches, chatting…

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Stephen Foerster

I’m a Finance prof, CFA, and author of In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio (with Andrew Lo). I write stories about investing. (I don’t give financial advice.)