Student Profile - Hooman Banafsheha

Hooman Banafsheha

National Origin

Iran

Current Location

New York City, NY

Industry

Asset Management

Education

University at Albany, State University of New York, B.S. Finance

EMBA Class of

2019
Hooman Banafsheha
Vice President of CLO Investment
Oxford Funds

Biography

Hooman Banafsheha is a vice president of Oxford Funds, where he is responsible for making buy/sell investment recommendations, monitoring a $1B+ credit portfolio comprised of equity tranche investments in collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), and advancing the strategic growth of the CLO investing platform by identifying and implementing innovative technology solutions. Previously, he was a vice president in the finance division of Goldman Sachs and a senior consultant at Deloitte.

Why This Program?

“I’m the first member of my family to go to college, and given the sacrifices they made for me, I wanted to challenge myself and strive for personal and professional growth by being part of something larger. The MIT Executive MBA program was a great fit. First, the curriculum focuses on developing an analytical framework that empowers students to find solutions to unstructured problems. This is a critical skill in today’s dynamic operating environment, where leaders need to manage uncertainty to mitigate risk and move their organizations forward. Second, the curriculum is rigorous and incorporates leading-edge data-driven analytical methods and key business essentials. Last, but perhaps most importantly, the caliber of students in this program is unparalleled. The diversity of the cohort, coupled with their world-class experience, provides new and distinctive perspectives, which enhances the learning environment. I also discovered a humble and supportive group of individuals, which helps to quickly build a comradery that is strengthened as we face the program’s many challenges together. The key differentiator here is that everyone wants you to succeed. If you shine, then everyone shines.”