Portfolio Manager, Emerging and Global Markets
Gaurav Patankar is a private investor focused on taking an engaged ownership approach across public and private investments. Over his 18 year career, Gaurav has invested across emerging and developed markets and most recently served as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at The Boston Company Asset Management (A BNY Mellon company) focused on Emerging Market Conviction Investing and orchestrated a turnaround of the emerging market investment portfolios in addition to leading key strategic dialogues with institutional clients of the firm.
Prior to this, Mr.Patankar was a Portfolio manager of Global absolute-return strategies including Emerging-market strategies at Lockheed Martin Investment Management Co (LMIMCo) where he successfully turned around the firm’s alternative portfolio and built out the firm’s managed account platform for the DB and DC side. Previously, he served as a Vice President and Sector Strategist focused on Emerging-Markets and Global Financials at Millennium Management, LLC, as an equity research analyst at SuNova Capital and Citigroup Investment Research covering large and mid-cap banks. Prior to his investment career, Gaurav was a Corporate Strategist/M&A analyst at M&T Bank and an Entrepreneur in India where he co-founded Information Interface India Ltd., a leading last mile connector platform.
Mr.Patankar earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University ofMumbai, India, an M.B.A. in finance and strategy from SUNY-Buffalo, and a Ph.D. in social economics. He was awarded the 2005/2006/2007 team-award for All America Bank Research team by Institutional Investor, was named a 2011 Rising Star in hedge funds by Institutional Investor. Mr. Patankar is regularly cited in leading publications globally including WSJ, Economic Times, Business Week and is regularly invited by Bloomberg TV, CNBC and Bloomberg Radio to discuss emerging markets and alternative investments.