Ramu Thiagarajan, PhD, is a Senior Managing Director of State Street Global Advisors and is the Global Head of Fixed Income, Cash & Currency (FICC) Research. In this role, Ramu provides leadership to all fundamental and quantitative research efforts for active, indexing and smart beta fixed income, cash and currency strategies. In addition, Ramu is the Chair of the Investment Technical Committee where he provides oversight of all quantitative research throughout the organization.
Ramu has over 18 years of industry experience. Most recently he served as Global Head of Fixed Income Quant Research at AllianceBernstein with responsibility for maintaining, improving and innovating all models used for investment and risk management. Prior to joining AllianceBernstein, Ramu was the Head of the Deutsche Bank Asset Management Research Center where he was responsible for authoring and enabling leading edge research on a variety of asset classes including stocks, bonds and commodities. He led a team of researchers and provided guidance and thought leadership to the institutional clients of the asset management division. During his tenure at Deutsche Bank, Ramu also managed a global equity hedge fund covering developed and emerging markets.
Prior to his time at Deutsche Bank, Ramu was the head of all quantitative strategies in Pequot, a large hedge fund managing a global equity strategy. Ramu began his career in asset management at Mellon Capital in 1999 where he became a partner and head of all active equity strategies, and also started their first equity hedge funds. Finally, Ramu is a well published author of widely-read pieces of research on risk parity, tail risk hedging, factor approach to FI asset management, earnings quality and hedging. He is currently on the editorial boards of both The Journal of Investing and The Journal of Index Investing.
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