Parametric expands global research team

Parametric Portfolio Associates (Parametric) has announced three new hires: Gwen Le Berre, head of responsible investing; Benjamin Davis, managing director of research, equity and factor strategies; and Benjamin Hood, director of research, liquid alternatives, options and futures strategies.

Le Berre would join on 8 July and be based in Seattle, she would replace Jennifer Sireklove who had been promoted to managing director, investment strategy.

She was formerly director of investment stewardship at Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc., and vice president, corporate governance and responsible investment for Blackrock.

Also based in Seattle, Davis joined Parametric on 3 June from AQR Management where he was managing director, firm-wide risk management.

In that role, he led the research team responsible for providing quantitative risk analysis across all strategies and asset classes.

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hood joined on 29 April also from AQR where he was lead researcher on risk parity portfolio risk models.

Since 2016, Hood had been an adjunct lecturer in the department of finance at Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, focused on options and derivatives and holds a Ph. D. and M.A. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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