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Pranay GUPTA

Adjunct Associate Professor, Wealth Management Institute
College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Banking & Finance
Pranay Gupta is Managing Director, Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions at Blackrock Inc., New York, and has over 25 years of experience in Europe, UK, US, and Asia in managing portfolios across all liquid asset class investments.

Prior to this, as Head of Multi-Asset Strategies at Fullerton Fund Management (a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings), Pranay was responsible for strategic and tactical allocation globally for the liquid assets portfolio. Previously, he was Chief Investment Officer at Lombard Odier and ING Investment Management Asia Pacific, where he led investment teams of over 300 investment professionals across 12 countries, to manage over US$85bn of institutional and retail assets. Pranay has held senior positions at Axial Investment Management, London, managing a US$55bn closed life insurance portfolio at APG Investments, Netherlands managing a US$25bn multi-asset multi-strategy fund, and Societe Generale, Hong Kong and JP Morgan Investment Management, New York.

As a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Delhi specializing in CAD/CAM, Pranay designed automobile suspension systems for Suzuki Motor Co. Japan, fluid dynamic modelling for Dowell Schlumberger, and production planning control systems for missile systems. Using large scale databases, Pranay has designed, developed and implemented advanced analysis and portfolio management systems for various organizations., which have been used in managing over US$400bn in assets, and to re-engineer investment processes and creating customized client solutions for asset owners of all sizes and sophistication.

Pranay has served on the Advisory Board of Stashaway, the first licensed retail Roboadvisor in Singapore, and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the CFA Institute Research Foundation as the Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee.
Research Interests
  • His areas of experience and interest include Multi-Asset Allocation Solutions, Risk Management, and the deployment of Data Science and Fintech in the Financial Services industry.
Selected Publications
  • FinTech: The New DNA of Financial Services. DeGruyter Press. Nov 2018. ISBN-978-1547417087
  • Multi-Asset Investing: A Practitioner’s Framework. Book. John Wiley & Sons. May 2016. ISBN-13:978-1119241522