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Alex Gracian

C-Level Council Member @ Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.


London, United Kingdom

Ranked #617 out of 12,330 for C-Level Council Member in United States

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Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.

C-Level Council Member

June 2014 to Present

A large Global Institutional Asset Manager


November 2014 to March 2015

London, United Kingdom

London Pensions Fund Authority

Chief Investment Officer

October 2012 to May 2014

London, United Kingdom

Alex Gracian's Education

University College London, U. of London

Bsc Theoretical Physics Msc in Information technology Researcher in Opto-Electronics

1982 to 1994

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Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.

Providing advice globally to a diverse spectrum of clients (e.g.. Sovereign Wealth Funds, Hedge, PE and Infrastructure Funds, Asset mangers, and Vendors) across a very wide range of topics.

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A high conviction, entrepreneurial individual with over twenty years’ experience managing multi-billion pounds of global assets, on both buy and sell side, at top tier investment banks, for in-house sovereign wealth clients and both a corporate and government pension fund. A proven business and team building record, with a collaborative approach, strong inter-personal and communication skills and a strong client focus. Have outperformed the benchmark in every role through a quantitative investment process and structure which evolved naturally through each role. Strong multi-asset performance on a long term investment horizon portfolio, outperforming all KPI's. MY BLOG Currently doing ad hoc C level consulting as a Council Member for Gerson Lehrman Group PRESS ARTICLES: "Largest London Pension Loses CIO" Top 1000 Funds, "A new era for London Pension Fund Authority", (Dec 13), Amanda White Financial News, "London pension head seeks new approach", (Oct 13), Sarah Krouse Council Member @ Providing advice globally to a diverse spectrum of clients (e.g.. Sovereign Wealth Funds, Hedge, PE and Infrastructure Funds, Asset mangers, and Vendors) across a very wide range of topics. From June 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) Consultant @ Helping the Investment Solutions business evaluate ways to enhance portfolio optimisation and construction toolkit globally across the full breadth of multi-assets (Multi-Manager, GTAA, DGF’s , FoF Hedge Funds and Pan-Alts, including Illiquid’s). From November 2014 to March 2015 (5 months) London, United KingdomChief Investment Officer @ My remit at LPFA was to help build up the business based on the c. £5 billion multi-asset fund into a centre of excellence. The goal was to make the organisation best-in-class at managing investments, understanding and mitigating investment risk and managing liabilities, with the aspiration of making LPFA a serious player. The funds asset mix is very diverse, ranging from public equities (passive, synthetic and active), debt (government, corporate and alternative), through total & absolute return products, to discretionary and pooled investments in property, private equity, infrastructure and commodities. Overlaid on this are hedges to mitigate unrewarded risks (primarily rates, inflation and fx). Key performance achievements 12% for 2013 full year on c. £4.8 Bn of assets, 5% ahead of the target return of 7% (14% allowing for 3 month lag in PE pricing). Q1 2014 performance 1% ahead of a balanced fund. Achieved at a significantly higher Sharpe Ratio (2.14 vs 1.55) & lower risk compared to a balanced fund (vol of 5.3% vs 7.4%, Max drawdown of -1.8% vs -2.9%) Reduced the pension fund time for full funding from 18yrs to 15yrs, while improving the funding ratio of the c. £8 Bn of risk free liabilities. Saved the fund c. 6% through crystallising the rates hedge at a profit and avoiding the purchase of puts on the equities. From October 2012 to May 2014 (1 year 8 months) London, United KingdomHead of Equity Portfolios @ • Managed several billion dollars of Global Equities, including EM • Turned around underperforming funds, achieving good performance and rankings • In charge of dealing and market access • Built a well respected team of six from scratch • Managed a wide range of mandates from Enhanced, Active, $ Hedged, Futures based, ETF and balanced funds to Sharia portfolios • Incorporated quantitative overlays on many mandates to enhance performance and hedge risk • Implemented multi-billion dollar transition trades across multiple markets and currencies at a profit • Senior member of the asset allocation committee • Built strong rapport and trust with clients and regularly gave client presentations • Business unit responsibility for hiring, budgets and client reporting and significant interaction with, ops, IT, investment accounting and legal’s as an internal client From March 2007 to January 2012 (4 years 11 months) London, United KingdomHead of Quant and indexed Equities & Trading @ Senior equity manager for the TRW pension fund (formerly the Lucas pension fund), responsible for managing £2 billion of in-house quantitative enhanced-index global equities Outperformed all my benchmarks every year From April 2001 to November 2006 (5 years 8 months) London, United KingdomPan-European Risk Trader, European program trading @ From May 1999 to September 2000 (1 year 5 months) London, United KingdomQuantitative Strategist, European program trading @ From May 1997 to February 1999 (1 year 10 months) London, United KingdomQuant analyst @ From August 1994 to April 1997 (2 years 9 months) London, United KingdomBsc Theoretical Physics, Msc in Information technology, Researcher in Opto-Electronics @ University College London, U. of London From 1982 to 1994 Alex Gracian is skilled in: Equities, Investments, Portfolio Management, Investment Banking, Asset Allocation, Asset Managment, Commodity, ETFs, FX Options, Asset Management, Investment Strategies, Trading, Private Equity, Derivatives, Funding

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