Victor A. Canto

Chief Economist & Global Strategist at Cadinha & Co.

Victor A. Canto is one of the six investment team members at Cadinha and has acted as our chief economist since day one. In 1997 Victor founded La Jolla Economics in La Jolla, California. Prior to that Victor was an adviser to the Lazard Capital Allocator Series; Chief Investment Officer, Director of Research and portfolio manager at Calport Asset Management; and President and Director of Research at A.B. Laffer/V.A. Canto and Associates. Victor holds a B.Sc. in civil engineering from MIT as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. And those may be the least impressive of his achievements. His career has included tenured university professorships in finance and economics at USC as well as visiting professorships at UCLA and UCSD. His research, consulting and writing has led to the publishing of several books on economics as well as innumerable articles in leading economic journals. Dr. Canto’s expertise is sought after not only by Cadinha, but foreign central banks, finance ministers, corporations, universities and governments around the world. In fact, Victor has advised presidential candidates in both the US and abroad regarding their economic platforms. Victor is married to his high school sweetheart with whom he has three amazing daughters. His passion in life, after his family and career, is spending time with his Paso Fino horses.


  • Chief Economist & Global Strategist

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