Director, Alternative Investments, Merrill Lynch
Tanya is a senior alternative investments analyst at Merrill Lynch, and she helps manage the research process for hedge fund strategies in mutual fund structures, a multi-billion-dollar business at the firm. Previously, she oversaw the US-based, external fund of hedge funds (FoF) platform at Merrill. Prior to this, she worked at Deutsche Bank as a portfolio manager and senior analyst for the FoF business, where she ran multi-strategy and emerging manager portfolios, and she led investment due diligence efforts for global macro, CTA and quantitative equity hedge funds. Tanya also served as head of quantitative portfolio analysis for the group, where she developed optimization models for hedge fund portfolios, and performance attribution models to evaluate profit contribution from asset allocation versus manager selection. She began her career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the Research and Market Analysis Group. Tanya has written and co-authored articles appearing in professional journals and educational publications, including the Journal of Wealth Management and the Journal of Private Equity. She holds a BA (Phi Beta Kappa) in economics and an MBA in finance from Cornell University.