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Muzaffar Khan
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BornFebruary 4th, 1969
BaptisedFebruary 4th, 1969
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
Other names
EducationBSc Industrial and Business Economics (LSE), MA English Literature (King's College London), MSc Development Studies (LSE)
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OccupationEntrepreneur, Philanthropist, Author, Investor, Film Producer and Lecturer
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Muzaffar Khan (born February 4, 1969) is an investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, academic and film producer born in Karachi, Pakistan. He was Senior Strategist[1][2] at Moore Capital Management LLC. Khan retired in 2003 to become the Vice Chairman [1][3] of ACOPS,[1][4] an international environmental charity and consultant to the Man Environmental Capital Opportunities (Man ECO) [1][5] division of Man Group, a British alternative investment management business with about $75 billion under management. Early in his career, he worked in private banking at Citibank and then as a foreign exchange trader at Barclays Capital.[1]

Muzaffar Khan is an expert in carbon credits trading.[1][5] He advocates the involvement of private sector in reducing global emissions.[6] Khan is a Research Fellow and Head of Strategic Initiatives at Imperial College London in the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment.[7]

Early life and education

Khan grew up in London and went to Dulwich College, where he was a horseback rider and played rugby for his school.[8] He graduated in 1987.[8]

In 1991 he graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Business Economics.[8]

In 1992 he graduated from King's College London with an MA in English Literature.[8]

In 2007 he graduated from the LSE with an MSc in Development Studies.[1][8]


Early career

Khan started his career in the Middle East and Africa department in Citigroup's private banking division, before joining Barclays Capital as a Foreign Exchange trader in Emerging Markets. He also worked for the English Trust Company Ltd, helping with corporate finance deals in Asia.[1][8]

Moore Capital Management (from 1998 to 2003)

In 1998 Khan joined Moore Capital Management’s Emerging Market Division (MEM), and later he became the team’s senior strategist. The team was primarily focused on macro strategies. Assets under management grew from $250 million in 1998 to $1 billion in 2003.[1][8]

ACOPS, Man ECO and Man Global Securities (from 2003 to 2008)

Following his departure from Moore Capital, Khan became the Vice-Chairman of ACOPS, which had received a $30 million grant to address environmental challenges in the Russian arctic .[1] At ACOPS he was in charge of policy setting and strategic direction. In 2006, Khan joined Man Global Securities (Man ECO) as a consultant.

Space Energy, Alchemy Ventures and Academia (2008 to present)

Between 2009 and 2012, Khan was a board member at Space Energy AG, a firm which was developing Space-based Solar Power.

Khan founded Alchemy Ventures in 2004 as a social enterprise with the mission to increase social mobility and reduce aspirational poverty in the world’s youth.[9] In his role at Alchemy Ventures, Khan toured universities and mentored young people, which he still continues to do to this day.

More recently, Khan has been a lecturer at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, teaching the BSc course Corporate Social Intelligence.[10] He joined the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment at Imperial College as a Research Fellow and Head of Strategic Initiatives in 2017.[7] He also is an advisor and strategic consultant to individuals, governmental organizations and corporations.[1][8][11]

Academic Positions and Publications

Khan is currently a Research Fellow and Head of Strategic Initiatives at Imperial College in the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment. He is also a lecturer in Corporate Social Intelligence at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga where he uses his book Racing Towards Excellence as a course book.[10]

He co-authored Racing Towards Excellence with Jan Sramek, a former Goldman Sach's trader and mentee of his, in 2009.[1][12][13] The foreword was written by Sir Howard Davies.

Proceeds from Racing Towards Excellence's book sales originally funded the non-profit website Oxbridge Admissions Info,[14] which provides advice to students looking to apply to Oxford and Cambridge Universities and has been used by over 100,000 students.[15]

About ‘Racing Towards Excellence’

Racing Towards Excellence tries to approach the gap between school, university and employment by analyzing the things that drive an individual. [16][17]

Mentorship, Philanthropy and Public Speaking

Khan has mentored a large number of students over two decades. His first mentees were his two younger brothers, for whom he was a custodian while they were in England. This is where he discovered his love for mentorship, helping his brothers get into top UK universities. He later went to Tibet to study eastern philosophies. [1]

Alchemy Ventures

In 2004, following his departure from Moore Capital, he founded Alchemy Ventures, a social enterprise which aims to increase social mobility and reduce aspirational poverty in young people.

In 2006 Khan started visiting schools and universities lecturing on outperformance and career progression.[8] These programs are structured as a series of lectures and one-on-one CV sessions.[18] He has also helped to create a career mentorship program for the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.[1][8][19][20][21][22]


He was board member at Space Energy AG between 2009 and 2012. The aim of Space Energy is to develop space based solar power: creating solar power satellites and trying to get that energy to Earth.[1][8][23][24]


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  2. "Muzaffar Khan interview by Sam Povey – Part Two". Beaver Online. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  3. "Biography of Muzaffar Khan". Maybach Foundation. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  4. "About ACOPS". ACOPS. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Muzaffar Khan Profile". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  6. "Millions pledged for Russian Arctic". BBC. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Our team | Imperial College Business School". Imperial College Business School. Retrieved 2017-06-04.
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 "Muzaffar Khan's Profile". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  9. "Biography of Muzaffar Khan". Imperial Entrepreneurs. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Muzaffar Khan SSE Riga staff". SSE Riga. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  11. "With great power comes great responsibility". Palatinate. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  12. "Meet Jan Sramek, the 22-Year-Old Goldman Sachs Trader in Charge of Millions". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  13. "Racing Toward Excellence". Amazon. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  14. "Info". Oxbridge Admissions. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  15. "Bio". Muzaffar Khan. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  16. "Racing Towards Excellence by Muzaffar Khan and Jan Sramek". Wall Street Oasis. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  17. "Racing Toward Excellence: The Big Saturday Interview with Author Muzaffar Khan". Trading MArkets. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  18. "Private Sessions with Muzaffar Khan". WFSocieties. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  19. "Benefactors Report 2011" (PDF). SSE Riga. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  20. "Space energy – A new source of renewable energy". Imperial College London. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  21. "Muzaffar Khan Bio". Imperial Entrepreneurs. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  22. "Alchemy Ventures". Muzaffar Khan. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  23. "About". Space Energy. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  24. "Space energy – A new source of renewable energy". Imperial College of London. Retrieved 2 August 2015.

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