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Richard Lindsey and Andrew Weisman join Windham Capital as co-heads of the Windham Liquid Alternative Strategies

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Opalesque Industry Update - Windham Capital Management, an investment management firm specializing in risk-based solutions announced the addition of a Liquid Alternatives team with the hiring of Richard Lindsey, Ph.D. and Andrew Weisman.

Lindsey and Weisman, both formerly of Janus Capital bring unsurpassed experience in the implementation and management of liquid alternatives strategies to Windham. While at Janus Capital, Lindsey and Weisman co-managed Risk Premia strategies. In their roles at Windham, Lindsey and Weisman will serve as co-heads of the Windham Liquid Alternatives group. The product offering Weisman and Lindsey bring aligns naturally with Windham’s investment culture of providing investment solutions with embedded risk management.

“I am thrilled to welcome Andy and Rich to the Windham team,” said Mark Kritzman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Windham Capital Management. “Their addition to Windham will allow us to expand our offering of risk-driven solutions.”

Prior to joining Windham, Richard Lindsey, PhD served as the Chief Investment Strategist, Liquid Alternatives for Janus Capital. In this role he developed and co-managed the liquid alternative strategies and was also a member of the Janus Capital Group Global Allocation Committee. Prior to joining Janus in August 2012, Dr. Lindsey was a principal of the Callcott Group, LLC, a quantitative consulting group, where he was responsible for directing research activities and advisory services.

For eight years Dr. Lindsey was president of Bear, Stearns Securities Corporation and a member of the Management Committee of The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. Before joining Bear Stearns, Dr. Lindsey served as the Director of Market Regulation for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and as the Chief Economist of the SEC. He was a finance professor at the Yale School of Management before joining the SEC. Dr. Lindsey has also served on several corporate boards including, The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF), the Options Clearing Corporation, the International Securities Exchange, and Strike Technologies.

Dr. Lindsey has done extensive work in the areas of portfolio construction, risk management, and the trading of securities. He has held the positions of Visiting Academic at the Nikko Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan, and Visiting Economist at the New York Stock Exchange. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, an MS in chemical engineering from Berkeley, an MBA from the University of Dallas, and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Fellow of the Courant Institute, the Chairman of the International Association for Quantitative Finance as well as an Executive Vice President of the Quantitative Group for Finance.

Andrew Weisman has more than 25 years of experience as a portfolio manager of alternative investment strategies. Prior to joining Windham, Mr. Weisman was the Chief Investment Officer of Janus Capital’s Liquid Alternative Group from 2012 to 2016. Prior to joining Janus Capital, he was Chief Executive Officer of WR Managed Accounts, LLC from 2008 to 2012, and Managing Director and Chief Portfolio Manager for the Merrill Lynch Hedge Fund Development and Management Group from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Weisman has a Masters in International Affairs/International Business from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a BS in Philosophy/Economics from Columbia University and has completed all of the course work and comprehensive exams toward a PhD from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. In 2002 he was awarded the Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award for outstanding article published in the Journal of Portfolio Management. In 2016 he was awarded the Roger F. Murray Prize (First Place) by the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance.

Windham Capital Management is a Boston-based independent asset management firm that offers risk-based investment solutions. Founded in 1988, Windham is recognized for our pioneering research and our impact on the way investors manage assets. We apply our innovative research and proprietary risk management to create and manage portfolios designed to grow and protect client wealth through changing market conditions. From our roots in researching risk and asset allocation, we have kept our mission clear: Manage investment risk to maximize returns for each client we serve. Windham provides investment solutions for institutional clients, financial advisors and private investors.

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