Galen Haws, CFA, CAIA

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Galen Haws, CFA, CAIA

Mr. Haws’ primary responsibilities at Verus include constructing and managing discretionary portfolios (OCIO), performing research and analysis, and working as part of the investment team on the strategy and process for the firm. He is a key contributor to the creation of capital market research and content, including short and intermediate term capital market views.

Prior to joining Verus in 2018, Mr. Haws was the director of investments for the Screen Actors Guild – Producers Pension and SAG-AFTRA Health Plans, monitoring portfolio investments, directing investment operations, and supporting the Trustees in all investment related decisions. Previously Mr. Haws was a senior associate at Lord Abbett & Co. within the institutional investments group, working closely with the growth equity investment team and institutional clients.

Mr. Haws graduated cum laude from Biola University with a bachelor of science degree (BS) in business administration. He is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder and member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Seattle. Mr. Haws is also a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) charterholder.

May 2021


Currency Investing: Sources of Risk and Return

The Mesopotamian shekel, the first known form of currency, emerged nearly 5,000 years ago. Today, the foreign exchange market is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily volume of $6.6 trillion, according to the 2019 Triennial Central Bank Survey of FX and OTC derivatives markets. While many investors are familiar with the risks and rewards associated with traditional markets, such as equities and bonds, investors may be less familiar with those relating to currency investing. Our panel discussion aims to demystify the potential sources of alpha and beta within the currency market, as well as present passive and active approaches to managing foreign currency risk arising from international investment exposures.

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