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Robert Litterman of Goldman Sachs Selected as the Recipient of the 2008 IAFE/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year Award
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 6, 2009 02:51 PM
Bob is an advisory director and chairman of the Quantitative Investment Strategies group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Bob is the co-developer, along with the late Fischer Black, of the Black-Litterman Global Asset Allocation Model, a key tool in the Investment Management Division's asset allocation process. Prior to moving to the Investment Management Division, Bob was head of the firm wide Risk Department. Preceding his time in the Operations, Technology & Finance Division, he spent eight years in the Fixed Income Division's research department, where he was co-director. Before joining the firm in 1986, Bob was an assistant vice president in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of
Commenting on his receipt of the 2008 FEOY award, Mr. Litterman said, "I have been fortunate to learn from some of the brightest minds in economics and finance -- at the
The annual IAFE/SunGard FEOY Award, established in 1993, recognizes individual contributions to the advancement of financial engineering technology. Nominations are submitted by a nominating committee of approximately 100 people, consisting of all the IAFE governing boards. They are then reviewed in a two step process by a selection committee of 25 members, including the IAFE board of directors and senior fellows. This year's selection committee was chaired by Dr.
Previous Award Recipients
Mr. Litterman joins a prestigious list of recipients of the IAFE/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year Award. They include:
About the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE)
The IAFE is the not-for-profit, professional society dedicated to fostering the profession of quantitative finance by providing platforms to discuss cutting-edge and pivotal issues in the field. Founded in 1992, the IAFE is composed of individual academics and practitioners from banks, broker dealers, hedge funds, pension funds, asset managers, technology firms, regulators, accounting, consulting and law firms, and universities across the globe.
Through frank discussions of current policy issues, sponsoring programs to educate the financial community and recognizing the outstanding achievements in the field, the IAFE acts as a beacon for the development of quantitative finance. Throughout its history, the IAFE´s pre-eminent leadership has positioned it to respond with savvy to the evolving needs of the financial engineering community. The IAFE´s programs - from area-specific committees to monthly panel discussions to the Financial Engineer of the Year Award - are designed to provide its members with uniquely valuable activities to enhance their work in the field and opportunities to network and socialize with their colleagues.
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