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Ram Kelkar, CFA

Principal, Managing Director, Financial Risk Management, Capital Markets
Chicago, IL, US

Tel: +1 312 7260677

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Professional Designations

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Education

  • BTech (EE), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
  • MS (Comp Sci), University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • MBA, Finance, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Current Responsibility

Ram is a principal and managing director and heads the Capital Markets and Trading Group of Milliman Financial Risk Management LLC (FRM). He manages the trading teams in Sydney, London, and Chicago that trade equity and other securities, as well as exchange-traded and OTC derivatives, on behalf of investment advisory clients, including insurance companies, pension plans, funds, ETF issuers, and other financial institutions.

FRM is a global market leader in the field of risk management strategies, providing investment advisory, hedging, and consulting services on over $153 billion in global assets (as of December 31, 2017). Key focus areas include risk management and outsourced hedging of life insurance liabilities, including variable annuities and fixed indexed annuities (FIAs); sub-advisory services for managed volatility funds and Milliman’s Managed Risk and Risk Parity strategies; MARC5 (Multi-Asset Risk Control) Index for FIAs; and sub-advisory services for ETF issuers (e.g. DeltaShares ETFs) and for ETF Managed Portfolios.

Experience

Ram has more than 30 years of experience in the capital markets, having previously worked for Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, and Allstate. He was responsible for ALM and derivatives strategy at Allstate Insurance in Northbrook, Illinois, and a managing director in the capital markets and derivatives group at Merrill Lynch in New York. He started his career in the capital markets at Citigroup, where he was a managing director in the structured finance and derivatives areas in New York and London.

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