Gaurav is a Senior Managing Director of State Street Global Advisors and the Chief Portfolio Strategist. He leads a team of professionals responsible for helping advisors, consultants and institutional clients analyze economic and market developments, assess the impact to their portfolios and identify specific products and solutions to help them manage risk and take advantage of market opportunities. His team covers all equity and fixed income products: Index, Factor-based solutions and Fundamental Equities.
Prior to this role, he was responsible for redefining and growing State Street Global Advisor's Quantitiative equity investment capability across traditional active and smart beta. He has considerable experience working with clients on strategies for investing in emerging markets and has managed assets covering both active emerging market equities and cross asset within emerging markets.
He started his career as a part of the quantitative credit research team at State Street Global Markets. He joined State Street Global Markets from SKG, Inc., a company he founded with State Street in 2001 focused on trading illiquid bonds. Gaurav spent 7 years in research and quantitative modeling on the sell-side.
Gaurav holds an MBA in Finance from Cornell University, a Master in Electrical Engineering, with a focus on Neural Networks, from Boston University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Robert Gordon's University in Aberdeen. He has written several papers on liquidity in credit markets and has presented research at academic and practitioner conferences.
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