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Mansoor Ijaz

Mansoor Ijaz

Mansoor Ijaz is founder and chairman of Crescent Investment Management LLC (CIM), a New York investment partnership since 1990 that includes among others Lt Gen James Alan Abrahamson (USAF Ret), former director of President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative and the renowned German architect Joachim Hauser. Crescent specializes in the use of quantitative modeling techniques to manage investment portfolios.

Ijaz received his SM degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1985 where he trained as a neuro-mechanical engineer in the joint MIT-Harvard Medical School Medical Engineering Medical Physics Program. He received his bachelor's degree Magna Cum Laude from the University of Virginia in 1983, where he majored in Physics. In the late 1980s, he applied the extensive modeling experience he gained at MIT and Harvard to develop The CARAT System, Crescent's proprietary currency, interest rate and equity risk management system. The CARAT System compiled an investment record of 28% compounded annually during the period 1990-1999.

Away from Crescent's daily business affairs, Ijaz serves on the College Foundation Board of Trustees at the University of Virginia and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He appears regularly on a variety of financial and political news programs for CNN, CNNI, Fox News, BBC, Germany’s ARD TV, Japan’s NHK, ABC and NBC. He has commented for PBS’ Newshour with Jim Lehrer and ABC News Nightline with Ted Koppel. Ijaz has been featured twice in BARRON'S Currency Roundtable discussions. He has also contributed to the editorial pages of London’s Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, Newsweek International, The Christian Science Monitor, The Weekly Standard, National Review, USA Today and the Times of India.

As a private American citizen, Ijaz negotiated Sudan's counterterrorism offer to the Clinton administration in April 1997 and proposed the framework for a ceasefire of hostilities between Indian security forces and Kashmiri separatists in the disputed Kashmir region in August 2000. Ijaz's father, Dr. Mujaddid Ahmed Ijaz (deceased), a prominent American physicist, was an early pioneer in developing the intellectual infrastructure of Pakistan's nuclear program. Ijaz earned All-American weightlifting status while attending UVA and was born in Florida in 1961. He was raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Recent articles by Mansoor Ijaz

THE BENAZIR BHUTTO I KNEWChristian Science MonitorDecember 28, 2007
PAKISTAN HOLDS THE KEY TO SOUTH ASIA'S STABILITYFinancial TimesFebruary 22, 2007
MUSHARRAFISTANWall Street Journal OnlineSeptember 20, 2006
PLUTONIUM OVER GROWTH IS DANGEROUSFinancial TimesJuly 30, 2006
CAN ISLAM REFORM ITSELF? McCARTHY vs. IJAZNROFebruary 28, 2006
MISPLACED FEARS AND PHOBIASWashington TimesFebruary 25, 2006
WHY DUBAI IS GOOD FOR US BUSINESSChristian Science MonitorFebruary 24, 2006
UN-AMERICANNROFebruary 22, 2006
NUCLEAR TERRORISMNROJanuary 31, 2006
HOPE IN HELLNROOctober 11, 2005
MODERATE MUSLIMS' CITIZENSHIP DUTYChristian Science MonitorJuly 14, 2005
MUSLIMS MUST POLICE THEIR OWNNewsMaxJuly 12, 2005
MODERATE MUSLIMS MUST BANISH THE ENEMY WITHINFinancial TimesJuly 11, 2005
TURKEY'S ROUTE TO EMPOWERMENTFinancial TimesOctober 6, 2004
KASHMIR: DEFINING THE ROAD TO PEACEWashington TimesSeptember 22, 2004
JIHAD IN CHAOSNROSeptember 10, 2004
TO BRING PEACE, FOCUS ON KASHMIR's PEOPLEInternational Herald TribuneAugust 6, 2004
A SECRET WEAPON IN THE WAR AGAINST TEROR: INCLUSIONLos Angeles TimesApril 20, 2004
POLITICIZED INTELLIGENCENational Review OnlineApril 15, 2004
A DICK CLARKE TOP SEVENNROMarch 23, 2004
POLITICIZED INTELLIGENCE...... TO WHAT END?Washington TimesMarch 23, 2004
IJAZ: INTERVIEWED BY BRIT HUME (TRANSCRIPT)Fox NewsJanuary 15, 2004
"THE MARITIME THREAT FROM AL QAEDA"FINANCIAL TIMESOctober 19, 2003
The Clinton Intel RecordNational Review OnlineApril 28, 2003
A 'good' American citizen: Citizenship vs. civil libertiesChristian Science MonitorApril 1, 2003
Understanding Turkey's CompulsionsNational Review OnlineMarch 26, 2003
Brain DrainNational Review OnlineMarch 4, 2003
Al-Qaeda's Nightmare Scenario EmergesWeekly StandardFebruary 19, 2003
Hand in GloveNational Review OnlineFebruary 18, 2003
Evidence to Justify War is PlentifulLos Angeles TimesJanuary 28, 2003
Cut Supply Lines that Fuel Pyongyang's Nuclear DreamsLos Angeles TimesJanuary 12, 2003
Musharraf's chance to salvage democracyFinancial TimesSeptember 30, 2002
Shifting trends in voter loyaltiesWashington TimesAugust 12, 2002
Pakistan Should Grant Access to the Mind of a KillerLos Angeles TimesJuly 16, 2002
A joint campaign to root out terror, then summit talksInternational Herald TribuneJuly 5, 2002
Intelligence Failure? Let's Go Back to SudanWashington PostJune 30, 2002
Citizenship Before Civil RightsWashington PostApril 4, 2002
More Than Pearl Was LostLos Angeles TimesFebruary 24, 2002
Pakistan Can Defuse the Kashmir CrisisLos Angeles TimesJanuary 9, 2002
"CLINTON LET BIN LADEN SLIP AWAY AND METASTASIZE" BY MANSOOR IJAZLOS ANGELES TIMESDecember 5, 2001

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