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Dr. Ajay Dravid

Ajay Dravid

Chief Investment Officer, Equinox Institutional Asset Management, LP

Managing Director of Portfolio Strategy, Equinox Fund Management, LLC

As Managing Director of Portfolio Strategy at Equinox Fund Management, Dr. Dravid is involved in day-to-day portfolio and risk management for all of Equinox Funds' offerings.  In addition, Dr. Dravid is involved in the development and the structuring of new products.  Prior to joining Equinox, he was a consultant and a member of the Executive Committee of The Frontier Fund. Dr. Dravid has over 30 years of experience in industry, academia, and financial services. From 2004 to 2006, he was President of Saranac Capital Management, a separate entity spun out from Citigroup to manage more than $3 billion in hedge fund assets. From 1996 to 2004, he was a Director and then a Managing Director at Salomon Brothers and Citigroup, where he helped build and manage the hedge fund business and platforms. He was a co-portfolio manager for the Multi-Strategy Arbitrage funds, a quantitative analyst for the Equity Long-Short funds, and head of the Risk Committee. He was also involved in the structuring and marketing of funds and in client service.  From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Dravid was a Vice President in the Asset Allocation Research Group of Salomon Brothers.  Prior to this, he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Wharton School.  He has published numerous papers in leading academic and practitioner journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Derivatives. Dr. Dravid received a BSc in Physics from the University of Poona (India), an MA in Physics from SUNY at Stony Brook, an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Rochester, and a PhD in Finance from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.  He currently holds a CFTC/NFA Series 3 registration as well as Series 7 and 63 Securities Licenses.