Harish Sundaresh is a vice president and portfolio manager at Loomis, Sayles & Company. As director of the firm’s Factor-Based Investment group, he leads a team responsible for developing and managing systematic and alternative risk premia driven quantitative trading strategies in the multi-asset space. Additionally, Harish is responsible for leading firm-wide efforts to research and implement advanced quanta-mental portfolio construction techniques for risk premia portfolios and solutions.

Prior to joining Loomis Sayles in 2010, he was a partner, director and portfolio manager at Armored Wolf, a global macro hedge fund based in Orange County. Previously, Harish was a quantitative analyst at Duff Capital Advisors, a global macro tiger cub hedge fund and at UBS Investment Bank, based in New York.

He earned a BS in electrical engineering from Anna University, India and an SM in applied mathematics (computational engineering) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Harish also serves as an editor and reviewer for several quantitative financial conferences and journals, and has been quoted in leading financial publications including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and the Financial Times.