Speaker Profile : Dr. Roberto Croce Head of Liquid Alternatives & Senior Portfolio Manager Newton Investment Management Group
Roberto Croce, Ph.D., is a senior portfolio manager and head of liquid alternatives at Newton Investment Management in Boston. In this role, Roberto and his team manage Newton’s risk parity and risk premia offerings and design new strategies to solve clients’ most pressing investment problems.
Prior to joining Newton in 2018, Roberto was the head of quantitative strategies at Salient Partners in Houston. Rob joined Salient in 2011 as a quantitative analyst, early in Salient’s transformation from a fund-of-funds manager into a direct manager of client assets. He led the build-out of quantitative infrastructure at Salient, eventually rising to managing director and partner, as he managed a team of computer scientists, software engineers, and data scientists. The result was a fully automated investment process with a focus on empirical measurement and constant improvement of every facet of the investment process.
Prior to joining Salient Partners in 2011, Roberto spent six years at the Ohio State University teaching macroeconomics and econometrics. While at Ohio State, Rob spent a summer working on the quantitative research team at the Teachers Retirement System of Texas, where he had exposure to the application of financial theory to real-world institutional investing, with a particular focus on risk parity strategies.
Roberto has Ph.D. and Master of Arts degrees in economics from the Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science in business economics from Penn State.