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Senior Vice President
Director of Quantitative Research
Vinod Chandrashekaran, Ph.D. is a senior vice president, portfolio manager, and director of quantitative research for American Century Investments®, a premier investment manager headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. He is based at the firm's Mountain View, Calif. Office.
Dr. Chandrashekaran is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the security selection models used by the disciplined equity strategies.
Previously, Dr. Chandrashekaran was with BlackRock/BGI and served in a number of senior leadership positions. Since 2010, Dr. Chandrashekaran has been the head of risk management for the firm's Quantitative Equity and Global-Macro strategies. Other roles have included head of implementation research for BGI's Quantitative Active Equity teams and head of the U.S. Large Cap Equity portfolio management team. Prior to that, he worked with Barra Inc., where he served as head of equity research.
Dr. Chandrashekaran holds a B.Tech (bachelor of technology) in electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology (Madras, India) and a post-graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta, India). He earned a master's degree and Ph. D. in finance from the University of California at Berkeley.