QMA, the quantitative equity and multi-asset solutions specialist of PGIM, has appointed Kishen Ganatra to the role of business development, EMEA, the latest step in the firm's global expansion plans.
Based in London, Ganatra reports to QMA's head of international distribution and global consultant relations, John Gee-Grant, initially focusing on QMA Wadhwani's (QMAW) investment platform, starting late September.
Ganatra was previously at Mercer, where he spent seven years, latterly as European Strategic Research director. While at Mercer, he was a member of the Global Strategic Research Committee and was senior researcher for multi-asset and alternative risk premia strategies. Prior to joining Mercer, Kishen was an analyst in the Global Prime Finance division at Deutsche Bank and an associate in the Enterprise Risk Services group at Deloitte.
His new appointment is the next step in building out QMA's international platform, which commenced in 2018 with the arrival of Gee-Grant and now includes over 35 London-based team members following PGIM's acquisition of London-based QMA Wadhwani LLP (f/k/a Wadhwani Asset Management LLP) in January 2019.