Head of iFlow and Quant Strategies
Samarjit Shankar is a Managing Director and Senior Currency Strategist at BNY Mellon, responsible for producing analysis especially responsive to the investment strategy and alpha-generating needs of institutional clients globally. His team has built iFlow, a multi-asset class research tool that covers FX, equity and bond strategies across developed and emerging markets.
Samarjit travels frequently across North America, Asia and Europe, presenting to global equity and bond portfolio managers, currency market participants, asset allocators, country fund managers, central banks, sovereign funds and investment professionals. He has presented to numerous CFA Societies in recent years (Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Houston, Raleigh, Charlotte, Denver and the Annual CFA Conference) and is quoted regularly in visual and print media globally.
Before joining BNY Mellon in 2004, Samarjit was Vice President and Head of Global Flow of Funds at JPMorgan Chase in New York, and with State Street Bank in Boston as global markets strategist and head of the currency research team. In the 1990\'s, he served as Chief Economist and Chief Equity Strategist at Barclays BZW in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Samarjit is a Delhi University honors graduate in Economics, with an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. He has also worked on several World Bank projects and conducted research at the London School of Economics.