CoFES Virtual Guest Lecture: Kranthi Gade, Merrill Lynch


Sep 15, 2021

Kranthi Gade, Ph.D.
Head of Global Commodity and Foreign Exchange Index Structuring
Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CoFES members who wish to attend, email 

Kranthi Gade has held several leadership roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch since he joined the company after receiving his Ph.D. from New York University in 2008. He currently heads a team responsible for the creation and marketing of systematic quantitative strategies in commodities and foreign exchange, including risk premia and alternative beta strategies.

Alternative risk premia strategies can be thought of as an extension of factor-based investing and can serve as building blocks for diversified portfolio construction. Gade and his team specialize in systematic risk-premia strategies across asset classes and regularly publish reports that that highlight opportunities, price market risk, and provide insights into structural market demand.

Prior to his current role, Gade was Vice President in Commodities Research at Bank of America where he was responsible for quantitative analysis. There he regularly authored and contributed to Commodity Portfolio Monthly, Commodity Derivatives Insights, and Quantitative Investment Strategies covering derivative ideas and products in cross-asset space.

Gade earned his Bachelor of Technology in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2002, and Ph.D. in computer science from New York University in 2008.