Daniel W. Vasquez is an economist and investor at Vasquez & Co., an investment advisory and economic consultancy firm he founded in 2008. Daniel leads the firm, oversees client assets and portfolios, and is also charged with business development, opening new global markets, strategic direction, and vision for Vasquez & Co.

As an investor, Mr. Vasquez learned his trade at JP Morgan & Co., Morgan Stanley, and Hamilton Lane Advisors (private equity & venture capital). For several years, he apprenticed directly under Professor Michael Porter in corporate strategy and economic competitiveness while at Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.

As Vice-President and Portfolio Manager at private equity asset manager Hamilton Lane Advisers, he helped deploy $500 million in private equity capital to private companies in under-served market locations throughout California for the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) - the State of California public pension plan and largest US-based private investor ($300 billion in private assets as of July 2014).

As an economist-in-training, he studied under three Nobel prize-winning economists (Gary Becker, Ronald Coase, and Robert Fogel) at the University of Chicago, where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.  He completed his post-graduate studies in finance and global business at the Said Business School, Oxford University (Pembroke College) in the United Kingdom.