Mr. Shankar is a Managing Director and Global Markets Strategist at BNY Mellon. He also heads the Quantitative Strategies team, responsible for analyzing macro trends based on more than $28 trillion in assets – this analysis is especially responsive to the investment strategy and alpha-generating needs of institutional clients globally. His team has built iFlow®, a multi-asset class investment decision tool that covers FX, equity and bond strategies across developed and emerging markets. iFlow is used actively by investment managers and policy-makers worldwide – Samarjit has been working closely with the International Monetary Fund on analyzing the unique perspective on global investor activity that is provided by iFlow, with the results having being published in IMF publications over the years.
Samarjit travels extensively across North and South America, Asia and Europe, presenting to global equity and bond portfolio managers, currency market participants, asset allocators, country fund managers, central banks, sovereign funds and investment professionals. He has presented to numerous CFA and Hedge Fund Societies in recent years (Beijing, Bermuda, Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Hong Kong, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh, Shanghai, Singapore, Toronto, Victoria BC, Virginia, Winston-Salem and several Annual CFA Conferences) and is quoted regularly in visual and print media globally.
Before joining BNY Mellon in 2004, Samarjit was Vice President and Head of Global Flow of Funds at JPMorgan Chase in New York, and with State Street Bank in Boston as global markets strategist and head of the currency research team. In the 1990’s, he served as Chief Economist and Chief Equity Strategist at Barclays BZW in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Samarjit is a Delhi University honors graduate in Economics, with an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. He has also worked on several World Bank projects and conducted research at the London School of Economics.