Parametric Portfolio Associates has announced three new hires, including a new responsible investing head and a managing director of research.
Gwen Le Berre has been appointed as head of responsible investing and will be based in Seattle, replacing Jennifer Sireklove who has moved to the role of managing director of invest strategy.
Ms Le Berre was formerly director of investment stewardship at Charles Schwab and has worked at BlackRock as vice president.
“Gwen’s experience in evolving investment stewardship programs, driving responsible investment policy development and understanding how to effectively engage with directors and executives on important issues will be invaluable to Parametric and its clients,” said Ms Sireklove.
Benjamin Davis joins Parametric’s team as managing director of research for equity and factor strategies.
Prior to this role, Mr Davis was at AQR Capital Management where he was managing director firm-wide risk management and prior to that was a quantitative researcher at Citadel.
“Ben Davis is expanding our leadership in custom indexing, factor-based investing and systematic alpha strategies. His extensive knowledge of risk modeling strengthens Parametric’s research team and helps us to meet client demand for differentiated research,” said Paul Bouchey, chief investment officer, Parametric.
Ben Hood was the third hire and will hold the title of director of research of liquid alternatives, options and futures strategies.
Mr Hood joined Parametric back in April where he was lead researcher on risk parity portfolio risk models and since 2016 has been an adjunct lecturer in the department of finance at the University of Minnesota.
“Ben Hood is bringing industry leading expertise in risk forecasting and liquid alternatives to our research team and our clients,” said Mr Bouchey.
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