Spotlight on John Forlines III, DFE Executive in Residence

John Forlines III has been an executive in residence with the Duke Financial Economics Center (DFE) since 2013, when he started teaching his interdisciplinary fall semester course, Shakespeare & Financial Markets: Why “this time” is never different. In 2015, he began teaching Behavioral Finance: A Taxonomy of Money Mistakes in the spring semester. The DFE is pleased that he will be offering an additional spring course in 2018, which will be on private equity.

His other contributions to the DFE include co-creating, with DFE Teaching Director Emma Rasiel, an online behavioral finance course that has become a popular offering on Coursera. He plays a significant role in selecting the finalists for two of the DFE’s sophomore finance competitions, the Goldman Sachs Trade Pitch Competition and the BlackRock Asset Allocation Competition. Often, one can find him in his office on the third floor of the Social Sciences Building advising undergrads on breaking into finance careers. In his wider involvement with the university, he serves on the Duke Performances Advisory Board and the Duke Athletics Advisory Board.

Forlines holds an A.B. in English and Economics from Duke and as well as a J.D. from Duke Law School. His finance expertise comes from his long career in the sector, including an extended tenure with J.P. Morgan (1985-2000) and his current position as founder, chairman, and chief investment officer for investment management company JAForlines Global.