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About This Episode
My guest today, Harin de Silva, is one of the leaders of the quantitative investing community and the winner of several Graham Dodd Awards for institutional research. He is a member of the Q Group and a pioneer in factor investing.
About Our Guest
Harindra (Harin) de Silva is a portfolio manager for the Systematic Edge team at Allspring Global Investments. He is the portfolio manager of the Allspring US Long/Short Equity Fund and the Allspring Global Long/Short Equity Fund.
He joined Allspring from its predecessor firm, Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM). Prior to WFAM, Harin was president and portfolio manager at Analytic Investors, Inc, a boutique investment management firm specializing in managing quantitative strategies for institutional investors. His research on factor-based investment strategies, the low-volatility anomaly, and portfolio construction has been widely published in academic and practitioner journals. These research contributions have been widely recognized with multiple Graham and Dodd Awards (from the Financial Analysts Journal) and Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards (from the Journal of Portfolio Management).
Prior to joining Analytic Investors, Harin was a principal at Analysis Group, Inc., where he was responsible for providing economic research services to institutional investors, including investment managers, large pension funds, and endowments. Harin earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance, a master’s degree in econometrics from the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of California, Irvine. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation
Here are some additional resources to learn more about Allspring Global Investments:
- The Allspring website
- A link to a paper by Harin on volatility
- Global Long/Short Equity Fund (AGAZX) - Overview - Allspring Global Investments
- U.S. Long/Short Equity Fund (ADMZX) - Overview - Allspring Global Investments
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