Managing Director and Head of iFlow® and Quant Strategies
BNY Mellon Markets
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.
Samarjit is also a macroeconomist and his team has built iFlow, a multi-asset class research tool that covers FX, equity and bond strategies across developed and emerging markets. He monitors global macro events and the inter-relationships amongst various asset classes during different risk regimes. He also works on policy and analysis – for example, his inputs and work with the International Monetary Fund have been featured in several IMF publications.
Samarjit travels frequently across North and South America, Asia and Europe, presenting to global equity and bond portfolio managers, currency market participants, asset allocators, central banks, sovereign funds and investment professionals. He has presented across continents at numerous client/policy events, including to CFA and CAIA Societies in recent years (Atlanta, Bali, Beijing, Bermuda, Boston, Cancun, Cayman Islands, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Copenhagen, Dallas, Denver, Hong Kong, Houston, Kuala Lumpur, Lima, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Quebec City, Raleigh, Richmond, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Toronto, Victoria BC, Washington DC, Winston-Salem and several Annual CFA Conferences) and is quoted regularly in visual and print media globally.
Before joining BNY Mellon in 2004, Samarjit was the 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.