Kartik Ghia

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Kartik Ghia

Kartik Ghia co-heads Systematic Strategies Research at Bloomberg, with a focus on benchmark development for currencies, commodities, emerging markets and macro risk premia strategies. His publications span a wide range of topics in the factor investing space, from thematic studies to shorter market commentaries.

Kartik’s work in currencies cover risk premia strategies, applications to overlay management for international investors, and the role of currencies in EM fixed income markets.

Previously, he worked as a systematic strategies researcher at Barclays and was a currency quant researcher at JP Morgan. Kartik received his PhD in Statistics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his MPhil in Economics & MA in Modern History and Economics from the University of Oxford.

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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