Ambitious and energetic Computer Science engineer who holds a globally top ranked Master's degree in Finance from Trinity College Dublin. Prior relevant experiences include working at a multi-billion dollar Managed futures hedge fund, and as a Graduate Researcher in Investment finance/Teaching assistant for MBA students at Drexel University. Possesses a broad range of analytical skills, with a particularly strong grounding in computational finance, and a solid understanding of investment analysis, risk management, financial accounting, derivatives, and hedge fund strategies.
Worked as a Teaching Assistant for a graduate level Financial modelling and forecasting course with class of MBA finance students
Assisted the professsor in administering and grading exams, and also helped prepare the material for in-class presentations. The course included linear regression and time series modelling
Conducted research studies on the linkages between geopolitcal events and financial market volatility
Held office hours to provide answer quereies from MBA students
Wrote a daily commentary on the performance of the Abbey funds, and each individual trading style within the respective funds viz. Trend following, Short - term Systematic, Global Macro and FX . Also, did a brief coverage of major macroeconomic themes for the day.
Prepared weeky, monthly and quarterly presentations, and compiled reports for clients.
Prepared the main agenda for the weekly Investment committee meeting.
Monitored portfolio risk for each individual CTA Commodity Trading Advisors that Abbey had invested in.
Serviced ad-hoc client requests like Morningstar comparison reports eg. Abbey fund vs a group of rival funds, sensitivity analysis, etc.
Worked in close collaboration with the Client Services group, and a team of four research analyst
Sent out a bulletin to the Upper Management CEO, CFO and COO explaining the key events in the markets, when the fund recorded sharp movements.
Conducted research studies on empirical topics pertaining to the managed futures hedge fund industry, for eg. a comparative study between the performance of managed futures vs gold during periods of S and P 500 draw - downs.
Designed and built a MS Excel based data retrieval system that retrieves the price data from Bloomberg and displays vital fund metrics. This file greatly reduced the amount of time required to manually calculate the annualized returns and volatility, thereby improving efficiency.
Courses taken : Financial Statement Analysis, Investment Theory, Corporate Finance, Derivatives, Financial Econometrics, Credit and Fixed Income Analysis, Financial Markets & Institutions, Private Equity, Trading Psychology and Behavioural Finance, Advanced Statement Analysis, Wealth Management, Applied Investment Management and Trading.
Courses taken include Computer Networks, Automata Theory, Communication engineering & Coding Theory, Electronics Engineering, Database Management Systems, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Operations Research, Principles of Management, Engineering Economics, Discrete Mathematics, E-commerce, Cryptography, Computer Architecture, Objected Oriented Programming, Data structures, etc.