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John Rutledge

Founder and Chairman

RutledgeCapital, LLC


John Rutledge, PhD, is the chairman of Rutledge Capital, a private equity investment firm. Dr. Rutledge advises institutional and individual investors on how to structure portfolios to take advantage of opportunities created by a temporary divergence of prices from intrinsic value. He is also a tax policy advisor to the current White House; he was one of the principal architects of the Reagan economic plan in 1980-81. Dr. Rutledge developed his asset market shift framework for analyzing capital markets in the 1980s. He uses the framework to develop strategies that attract capital and build wealth, bridging the gap between macroeconomic analysis and portfolio management. Dr. Rutledge appears on Fox News' Forbes on Fox and is a regular contributor to the Fox Business Network. He also appears frequently on CNBC's Kudlow & Company, PBS' Wall Street Week with Fortune, and CNN's In the Money. Dr. Rutledge wrote the business strategy column for Forbes for more than a decade and is a contributor to Forbes.com and TheStreet.com. He also authors the acclaimed "Rutledge Blog" on economic and technology issues. Dr. Rutledge is a member of the advisory boards of venture capital, hedge fund, and real estate investment firms. He is also a visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and chief advisor for finance and investment to the governor of the Haidian District in Beijing. Dr. Rutledge holds a BA from Lake Forest College and a PhD from the University of Virginia.