Anureet Saxena, Ph.D., CFA, CIPM

Director of Quantitative Research


Ph.D. Management Science, Carnegie Mellon University

M.S. Management Science, Carnegie Mellon University

M.S. Economics, Purdue University

Dr. Anureet Saxena, Ph.D., CFA, CIPM joined McKinley Capital in 2020 as the Director of Quantitative Research. This follows Anureet’s many year tenure on the firm’s Scientific Advisory Board and his close collaboration with Dr. John Guerard, Ph.D., McKinley Capital’s former Director of Quantitative Research, on several publications including the new release Quantitative Corporate Finance (John B. Guerard, Jr., Anureet Saxena and Mustafa Gultekin, Revised edition, New York: Springer, 2020). Anureet’s academic pedigree, industry-leading research, and hands-on investment knowledge is an asset to McKinley Capital’s Leadership Team and Quantitative Research department. Anureet and his team continue to conduct thorough reviews and enhancements of the firm’s investment methodology .Before joining McKinley Capital, Anureet worked for Lazard Asset Management as a Portfolio Manager and Analyst, and as a Director with Assiduous Investments, LLC. He was awarded the 2014 Excellence in Economics Scholarship from the University of Purdue where he was a visiting professor. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 at Carnegie Mellon University and is a CFA charterholder. Prior to teaching, he worked in the financial industry with Allianz Global Investors as a Vice President, and Axioma Inc. as a Senior Research Associate. He has published articles in the Journal of Investment Management, the Journal of Asset Management, the Journal of Risk, and the Journal of Investing. Among his most notable publications is an empirical case study of factor alignment using the USER model titled “Augmented Risk Models To Mitigate Factor Alignment Problems” (The Journal of Investing 21.l (2012): 25-43) coauthored with Robert A. Stubbs, Vice President Strategic Innovation at Axioma, Inc