Pranay Gupta, CFA

Pranay Gupta has over 25 years of experience in Europe, UK, US and Asia in managing all liquid asset class across global markets. His areas of experience and interest include Asset Allocation, Multi-asset Solutions, Investment Strategy, Risk Management and Big Data and Analytics, and he advises asset owners across the world on these subjects.

As Head of Multi-Asset Strategies at Fullerton Fund Management (a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore), Pranay was responsible for strategic and tactical allocation globally, both for the parent and third party portfolios, and advised Temasek and GIC. Previously, he was the Chief Investment Officer at Lombard Odier and ING Investment Management Asia Pacific, where he led investment teams across 12 countries to manage over US$85bn of institutional, insurance and retail assets, with investment teams managing equity, fixed income, multi-asset, hedge fund and quantitative strategy portfolios. Prior to that, he was Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Axial Investment Management in London, where he helped manage a $55bn alternatives portfolio, Head of Quantitative Strategies (Eq and FI) at APG Investments in the Netherlands, where he managed a €20bn multi-strategy, multi-asset fund and Chief Investment Strategist - Asia for Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Bank. Pranay has also been the Head of International Quantitative Research at JP Morgan Investment Management in New York. His book Multi-Asset Investing: A Practitioner’s Framework, proposes that the fundamental structure of institutional and individuals’ portfolios needs to evolve from single asset class active management, toward a multi-asset class allocation framework.

Pranay holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi specializing in CAD/CAM after which he helped design four-dimensional robotic manipulators for Suzuki Motor Co., Japan, fluid dynamic modelling for Schlumberger Inc. and used relational databases and big data for designing missile production control systems. After embarking on a career in investment management, Pranay managed large pools of assets using quantitative techniques, designed and implemented advanced portfolio risk diagnostics and process re-engineering systems multiple times for various organizations, using database technology, big data and advanced heuristic techniques. Pranay served on the Board of Advisors of Stashaway, the first licensed retail robo-advisor in Singapore and his latest book titled "Fintech: The New DNA of Financial Services" focusses on the progressive integration of quantitative techniques and investment technology into every aspect of the financial services ecosystem. Pranay pioneered the design and development of a cloud based investment solutions platform, blending behaviourance finace and multi-horizon optimization, to create individually personalized investment and retirement solutions for Schroders.

Currently, Pranay is Managing Director, Multi-asset Strategies & Solutions at Blackrock Inc., New York. , and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Nanyang Business School of the Nanyang Technological University and a Research Consultant at the Centre of Asset Management Research and Investments (CAMRI) at the National University of Singapore. He has been a Curriculum Director for the CFA Program and served as the Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees of the CFA Institute Research Foundation.

Pranay also has a MBA in Finance from XLRI India and is a CFA Charter holder. He is a frequent commentator on CNN International, CNBC, Bloomberg TV and BBC World and at conferences and thought leadership forums worldwide.