Banati leads the firm’s efforts in investment and enterprise risk management. She currently serves as chair of the risk management committee and serves on the management committee. Prior to joining Royce Investment Partners in 2013, Banati was director of research at Allegheny Financial Group in Pittsburgh from 2003 to 2012, after having worked for Investors Bank & Trust in Boston from 2000 to 2003. She received her bachelor’s degree from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and an M.S. in risk management from the NYU Stern School of Business.