NEW YORK and LONDON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Association of Risk Professionals, (GARP, www.garp.org) announced today that it has awarded Robert B. Litterman, Partner and Chairman of the Risk Committee and Advisory Panel, Kepos Capital LP, the 2013 Risk Manager of the Year Award at the Association's 15th Annual Risk Management Convention & Exhibition, held at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.
"It is an honor to receive this recognition," said Robert B. Litterman, Partner, Kepos Capital LP, "Risk management is a key aspect of all of life, and a major part of every job description. I was lucky enough to have happened to be at the right place at the right time when Goldman Sachs decided they needed a partner with the title Head of Risk Management. The partners taught me a hell of a lot about risk management. For my part, I tried to help quantify the exposures and model the distribution of potential outcomes."
On Tuesday, Richard Apostolik, President and CEO of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, said, "We are pleased to recognize Robert Litterman as GARP's 2013 Risk Manager of the Year. For the past 13 years, our global membership has nominated and recognized leaders for their expertise and contributions to the practice of risk management. Our award recipients are preeminent risk management professionals or organizations who, based on their work experience, either as a practitioner, academic or regulator, have materially contributed to the advancement of risk management practices. Congratulations to Mr. Litterman."
The Risk Manager of the Year Award was established in 1997 by the Association to recognize the outstanding contributions and positive impact made by individuals or organizations to the financial risk management profession, materially advancing and influencing its development and global advancement.
Each year, award nominations are solicited, reviewed and voted on by the GARP Board of Trustees. The award criteria are updated by the Committee and the Board on a regular basis. A list of Previous Risk Managers of the Year can be found here.
About Robert B. Litterman
Bob Litterman is a Partner at Kepos Capital and the Chairman of the Risk Committee and of the Advisory Panel.
Prior to joining Kepos Capital in 2010, Bob enjoyed a 23-year career at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he served in research, risk management, investments and thought leadership roles. He oversaw the Quantitative Investment Strategies Group, a portfolio management business formerly known as the Quantitative Equities and Quantitative Strategies groups, and Global Investment Strategies, an institutional investment research group.
While at Goldman, Bob also spent six years as one of three external advisors to Singapore's Government Investment Corporation (GIC). He was named a partner of Goldman Sachs in 1994 and became head of the firm-wide risk function; prior to that role, he was co-head of the Fixed Income Research and Model Development Group with Fischer Black.
During his tenure at Goldman, Bob researched and published a number of groundbreaking papers in asset allocation and risk management. He is the co-developer of the Black-Litterman Global Asset Allocation Model, a key tool in investment management, and has co-authored books including The Practice of Risk Management and Modern Investment Management: An Equilibrium Approach (Wiley & Co.).
Bob earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Human Biology from Stanford University. He is also the inaugural recipient of the S. Donald Sussman Fellowship at MIT's Sloan School of Management and serves on a number of boards, including Commonfund, the Sloan Foundation and World Wildlife Fund.
About The Global Association of Risk Professionals
The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is a not-for-profit global membership organization dedicated to preparing professionals and organizations to make better informed risk decisions. Membership represents over 150,000 risk management practitioners and researchers from banks, investment management firms, government agencies, academic institutions, and corporations from more than 195 countries. GARP administers the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and the Energy Risk Professional (ERP®) exams; certifications recognized by risk professionals worldwide. GARP also helps advance the role of risk management via comprehensive professional education and training for professionals of all levels. www.garp.org.
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