The Performance & Risk Analytics Group (PRAG) brings together investment performance measurement & investment risk management professionals engaged in the asset management industry. It’s diverse membership consists of, but is not limited to, practitioners from asset management firms, as well as service & software providers. The group meets on a monthly basis to discuss relevant topics and provides networking and continuing education opportunities through its planned events. If you would like to participate in this group, or attend industry events and networking opportunities, you can also join our LinkedIn Group.
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John Matsikas, CFA, CIPM, has 23 years of investment industry experience, 18 of which have been in an Investment Performance Measurement role. He currently leads the Investment Performance & Portfolio Analytics Reporting Group of Voya Investment Management, responsible for the reporting of total return, performance attribution, and returns-based statistics for the external client business. Previous to that, he was a Business Systems Analyst for various front, middle, & back-office functions. John holds a B.S in Finance from the University of Connecticut, an M.S. in Finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and holds both the CIPM & CFA designations.
Jed Schneider, CIPM, FRM
Jed Schneider, CIPM, FRM, is currently responsible for GIPS® compliance and fund performance reporting at Lazard Asset Management. He has over 25 years of experience in the performance measurement industry and investment operations. Before joining Lazard, Jed was head of performance reporting for J.P. Morgan’s U.S. Private Bank division. Prior to that, he was responsible for Verification Services at The Spaulding Group. There, he conducted verifications, performance attestations and consultations for many types of asset management firms. Jed also spent time at Morgan Stanley and U.S. Trust managing performance measurement teams and was a statistician for Consumer Reports magazine, responsible for data analysis on all product testing. Jed holds both a CIPM® (Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement) and an FRM® (Financial Risk Manager) designation. He has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Stony Brook University and a M.S. in Statistics from Baruch College.
Richard Ebil Ottoo, PhD, CFA, FRM
Richard Ebil Ottoo is currently Vice President of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). Before this position, he was a tenured Associate Professor of Finance at the Lubin School of Business, Pace University in New York City, teaching Undergraduate and Graduate courses in Corporate Finance, Financial Analysis, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Analysis, Risk Management, and International Finance. He served as the Director of Professional Certifications in Finance. Prior to his academic career, Ottoo worked with the National Water Corporation of Uganda where he served as Accounts Assistant to the Finance Controller. He also served in the Uganda government as the Special Assistant to the Minister of Health in charge of planning, policy and budgets. During his tenure, he was involved in creating and launching Uganda’s first open education HIV/AIDS campaign in 1987 that received wide international acclaim. Previously he has been a Project Finance Manager with Action Internationalé (AICF), an international development agency. Ottoo obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics (honors) in 1985 from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. He also earned a Masters in Banking and Finance Degree (summa cum laude) from Giordano dell’Amore (Finafrica) Foundation College, Milan, Italy in 1989, an MBA in Finance from Baruch College Zicklin School of Business in 1996, and a PhD in Finance from the City University of New York in 1998. He is the author of a book, Valuation of Corporate Growth Opportunities: A Real Options Approach (2000), and his articles have appeared in many finance journals. Ottoo has been awarded numerous awards, such as the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Technical Cooperation Scholarship, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship, the John C. Whitehead Foundation Fellowship, the NASDAQ Stock Market Grant, and the Ross and Margie Butler Institute for International Understanding Award.