VICTOR A. CANTO, Ph.D.
Chief Economist and Managing Director Global Portfolio Strategies
Victor serves as the lead portfolio manager at Cadinha Global Portfolio Strategies. Prior to joining Cadinha, Victor founded La Jolla Economics Inc., an economics consulting firm. From 2004 to 2016 he was an adviser to the Lazard Capital Allocator Series. From 1993 to 1998 he was Chief Investment Officer, Director of Research and portfolio manager at Calport Asset Management. From 1989 to 1997 he was President and Director of Research at A. B. Laffer, V. A. Canto and Associates. Victor has been a tenured finance and economics professor at the University of Southern California and an adviser to governments, foreign central banks, finance ministers, and other global dignitaries.
Victor is author of a number of books, including Understanding Asset Allocation and Cocktail Economics, two books illustrating the foundation of the Cadinha GPS approach. His papers and articles have been published by numerous economic journals and business publications. He earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and a B.Sc. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Married to his high school sweetheart, Ana, Victor is the father of three amazing daughters. His passion, outside family and finances, is to spend time with his Paso Fino horses.Back