Contributor Phin Upham has advanced degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he won numerous awards for his research and served in leading community service roles. Phin published a successful book in 2002 that was translated into Mandarin and sold in the US, Europe and China, and has since edited two more. Phin has written a nationally syndicated newspaper column and had his work published in numerous scholarly journals.
Phin Upham now works as an investor in NYC and SF where he has previously worked doing financial research and analysis for a bulge-bracket investment bank and most recently in macro-economic and technology investing at a leading hedge fund. Upham’s community service involvement has been extensive including serving as the youngest member of the Board of the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s Young Friends where he led major aspects of its community outreach in West Philadelphia and was responsible for all graduate student involvement in the Museum. Phin received his undergraduate degree with Honors from Harvard University. He is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations.