Kushal is a Senior Associate at State Street Global Advisors, and Intermediate Research Analyst with the Global Equity Beta Solutions Research team. He is responsible for research and development of equity smart beta products with a focus on incorporating ESG factors in the portfolio construction process.
Prior to joining SSGA, Kushal worked at HDFC Bank with the FX Sales team. In that role, he was responsible for advising clients on their currency exposures, executing deals on their behalf, and developing and backtesting optimal hedging strategies. He has interned at Citibank, working with the Trading & Structuring teams to build pricing models for derivative products on equity indices. He has also spent some time as a Research Assistant at Columbia University, helping professors develop MBA courses on quantitative pricing & revenue analytics and capital markets & investments.
Kushal holds an MS in financial economics from Columbia Business School, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a BS in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy.
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