Samvit Prakash has 12 years of market experience at firms including HBK, Prosiris, Metacapital, BNP Paribas and The World Bank. He has a PhD in Applied Mathematics with a specialization in Mathematical Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park. Mr. Prakash joined at The World Bank in the Assets and Liability Management (ALM) unit at The World Bank Treasury in 2003. He was responsible for hedging the Bank’s loan portfolio of over $125BN, as well as structuring new hedge products for member countries on their existing loans.
Mr. Prakash moved to Wall Street in 2008 as an interest rate and MBS desk-strategist at BNP Paribas and then moved on to trading Agency MBS within BNPP. He left BNPP to join Metacapital’s Agency MBS portfolio management team. In addition to portfolio management, he was also responsible for prepayment analytics, idea generation and market risk. Mr. Prakash also worked at Prosiris and HBK where he managed their Agency MBS portfolios. Mr. Prakash has extensive portfolio management experience across Fixed Income including MBS, Structured Credit, Rates, Inflation and Volatility. Combined with his expertise in risk management as well as modeling and analytics, Mr. Prakash has a unique all-round experience in every aspect of portfolio management.
Ariful Gani has over 15 years of experience in big-data analytics, machine learning and technology systems. Prior to joining StratoBridge, he worked at Metacapital Management as a CMBS analyst focused on pricing, modeling and research. He also served as Metacapital's Director of Technology. He also held an additional role in Operations where he was responsible for streamlining trading and operational systems and processes. Mr. Gani started his career in finance on the interest rates desks at Lehman Brothers and Citadel Investment Group where he focused on pricing, risk, and analytics. Mr. Gani holds a bachelors and masters degree in computer science from Cornell University, as well as a masters in computational finance from Carnegie Mellon University.
StratoBridge Asset Management is a New York City based investment manager seeking low duration relative value opportunities across fixed income, including agency mortgage backed securities (MBS), commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS), non-agency MBS (RMBS), interest rates and other asset backed products. StratoBridge seeks to produce uncorrelated returns to major asset classes.