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Altaf Kassam

EMEA Head of Investment Strategy & Research

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29 Yrs

Altaf is a Managing Director and the EMEA Head of Investment Strategy & Research at State Street Global Advisors. He and his team are responsible for developing thought leadership and executing custom projects for clients across EMEA in the fields of asset allocation and portfolio construction, as well as working with global portfolio managers and strategists to develop multi-asset investment solutions.

Altaf joined from MSCI, where he led a team focused on educating institutional investors on analysing, designing and using factor based portfolios. While at MSCI he published research on ESG, factor crowding, and index analysis, inter alia.

Before joining MSCI, Altaf worked in sell-side research, leading equity derivative and global quantitative strategy teams across the Asia Pacific and EMEA for Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Altaf began his career at SBC Warburg as a founding member of the equity derivatives research team.

Altaf has an MSc. in Finance from London Business School, and a first class joint honours degree in Engineering and Computing Science from St. John's College, Oxford. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.

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