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President

Inna Okounkova is an instructor at Columbia University for the Mathematics of Finance MA Program. In addition, she has a 15-year experience in investment management. Most recently, she worked as a Director of Investment Strategy and Senior Vice President at AB Bernstein. Prior to AB Bernstein, she was head of strategic asset allocation portfolio management and director with Deutsche Asset Management and then a partner with QS Investors (a spinout of Deutsche Asset Management). She has an ABD from Moscow State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

 

Vice President

Kenneth N. Hightower, PhD, CFA Director, Quantitative Research and Risk Management.
Ken is a senior analyst on the Quantitative Research and Risk Management team.

 

Secretary

 

 

Treasurer

   
Erin Gibbs is Equity Chief Investment Officer of Standard & Poor’s Investment Advisory Services (SPIAS) as well as Vice President of Equity Models Management for S&P Capital IQ. Erin oversees all equity active portfolio strategies, which include both North American and International jurisdictions. Strategies focus on risk-adjusted returns, attempting to maximize returns while minimizing volatility. Erin is also responsible for developing the equity advisory business and quantitative portfolio research globally. Erin has been with S&P Capital IQ since 2006 and has over 15 years of experience in quantitative equity research and investment management. Erin’s prior roles include positions at Liberty Ridge Capital, Citigroup, and Sanford Bernstein. She has successfully completed level 3 of the CMT (Chartered Market Technician) certification program. Erin holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Management with a focus in Finance from Pace University.


Immediate Past President

 

Peg DiOrio, CFA is the Head of Global Quantitative Research and Portfolio Manager at Voya Investment Management.  Peg has a BS in Applied Math and Statistics from SUNY Stony Brook and an MS in Applied Math from the Courant Institute at NYU. Prior to joining Voya, she was a quant at AllianceBernstein/Sanford C. Bernstein where her work included asset allocation, investment planning, and alpha signal research across multiple asset classes.  Before graduate school, Peg taught high school math and continues to be passionate about teaching.  She is currently a mentor for the Voya Girls Inc. Investment Challenge, was a long-time volunteer for the East Harlem Tutorial Program, and served on the board of Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families.


 

DIRECTORS:

  

Directors, Class of 2019

 

Active Board

Indrani De, CFA, PRM, TIAA-CREF

Jim Gordon, CFA, Federated Global Investment Management Corp

Joel Kaplan, 1010 Data

Christos Koutsoyannis, Atlas Ridge Capital

Jason MacQueen, Northfield Information Services

John Regino, MSCI

Ben Steiner, CIT

Viktor Ziskin, CIT

 

Honorary Board

Rudi Schadt, INVESCO

 

 

Directors, Class of 2018

Michelle R. Clayman, CFA, New Amsterdam Partners, L.P.
Merav Ozair, Ph.D.
Melanie Petsch, Petsch Analytics, LLC

Sergei Polevikov, OFI Global
Jonathan Reiss, CFA, Analytical Synthesis LLC
Greg van Inwegen, Ph.D., Citigroup

 

 

Directors, Class of 2017

Andrew Chin, AllianceBernstein

Irina Bogacheva, QS Investors

Colm O'Cinneide, Ph.D., QS Investors
E.K. Easton Ragsdale, CFA, Robeco Investment Management
Matthew Rothman, Ph.D., Acadian Asset Management
Kenneth Winston, Ph.D., Western Asset Management

Bruce Smith, State of New Jersey Division of Investments (retired)

 


SQA ADVISORY BOARD


 

Nicholas Barberis, Yale University
Kent Daniel, Columbia University
Joel Hasbrouck, New York University
Jeffrey Wurgler, New York University

 

PAST PRESIDENTS


 

Inna Okounkova, Current

Peg DiOrio, 2015-2016

Indrani De, 2014-2015 

Sergei Polevikov, 2013 - 2014

Irina Bogacheva, 2012 - 2013
Peter Albanese, 2011-2012
Jonathan Reiss, CFA 2010-2011
Colm O'Cinneide, Ph.D. 2009-2010
Rudi Schadt, Ph.D. 2008-2009
Ingrid Tierens, Ph.D., CFA 2007-2008
Thomas K. Philips, Ph.D. 2006-2007
Anne-Sophie Van Royen, Ph.D. 2005-2006
Melanie Petsch 2004-2005
P. Brett Hammond, Ph.D. 2003-2004
James Gordon, CFA 2002-2003
Greg van Inwegen, Ph.D. 2001-2002
Eugene Flood, Jr., Ph.D. 2000-2001
Robert L. Hagin, Ph.D. 1999-2000
Kent A. Clark, CFA 1998-1999
Kenneth Winston, Ph.D. 1997-1998
Gita R. Rao, Ph.D. 1996-1997
Hugh M. Neuberger, Ph.D. 1995-1996
Robert C. Jones, CFA 1994-1995
Marcia Kramer Mayer, Ph.D. 1993-1994
Hugh L. Crowther 1992-1993
Bruce G. Smith 1991-1992
Everett J. Rutan III, CFA 1990-1991
Michelle R. Clayman, CFA 1989-1990
Eric T. Lobben 1988-1989

 


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