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Our people

Rosenberg Equities is privileged to attract some of the best minds in the industry, people who are drawn to the intellectual challenge of applying systematic methods to the world of investing. Many of our senior investment professionals have been with the firm for more than 15 years.

Our leadership team is composed of our global chief executive and chief investment officer, global chief operating officer and chief of staff, head of research and investment models, regional CIO's in the Americas, Europe and Asia, global head of trading, chief technology officer and global head of client portfolio management. Bringing together this diverse group of people enables us to apply a global perspective to everything we do.

 

About our team

Heidi Ridley's portraitHeidi Ridley

CEO of AXA IM - Rosenberg Equities

 

  • CEO of AXA IM - Rosenberg Equities since March 2017
  • Global COO and Chief of Staff at AXA IM - Rosenberg Equities from 2011 to 2017 with responsibilities for supporting the CEO with AXA IM - Rosenberg Equities’ business and operations globally.
  • Previously held a number of positions including; Head of Institutional Sales and Product Development for North America and more recently as Global Head of Investment Strategy and Communications.
  • Joined Rosenberg Equities in 2003 to manage Rosenberg Equities' mutual fund distribution efforts in the US.
  • Holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder

Kathleen HousselsKathleen Houssels

Global CIO of AXA IM - Rosenberg Equities


 

  • Global CIO of AXA IM – Rosenberg Equities since March 2017.
  • Head of Research and Investment Models since 2012.
  • Joined in 1999 and has held a number of positions within Rosenberg Equities including; Portfolio Manager and Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the Americas.
  • Holds a BA from Harvard University and MBA from Duke University.
  • Holder of Investment Management Certificate and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Will JumpWill Jump

Americas Chief Investment Officer, Rosenberg Equities


 

  • Americas Chief Investment Officer since 2010
  • Joined Rosenberg Equities as a trader and portfolio engineer in 1990.
  • During his tenure with Rosenberg Equities, he has held a number of positions including Director of Market Neutral Strategies, Director of Global Product Strategy, Chief Technology Officer, and Europe Chief Executive officer at Rosenberg Equities.
  • Holds a BA from Swarthmore College in 1977, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

Gideon Smith

Gideon Smith

Europe Chief Investment Officer, Rosenberg Equities

 

  • Europe Chief Investment Officer at Rosenberg Equities since 2007.
  • Joined Rosenberg Equities in 1998 and has held a number of positions including Europe Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Director of Client Services and Head of Strategy Engineering for Europe.
  • Prior to joining Rosenberg Equities, he was a chartered accountant at Arthur Andersen working in their Financial Markets Division in London.
  • Obtained a BSc from Manchester University in 1992 and an MBA from London Business School in 2000, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

 

Kevin Chen

Kevin Chen

Pan Asia Chief Investment Officer, Rosenberg Equities


 

  • Pan Asia Chief Investment Officer at Rosenberg Equities since 2007.
  • Joined Rosenberg Equities in 1999 and held a number of roles including Portfolio Engineer, America's Deputy Chief Investment officer, and Asia Pacific Chief Investment Officer.
  • Holds a BS from Zhejiang University in China, an MS from the Catholic University of America and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

 

David SmithDavid Smith

Global Head of Trading, Rosenberg Equities


 

  • David joined Rosenberg Equities in 2014 as Global Head of Trading.
  • Prior to joining, Dave was Director of Trading and Investments at BNY Mellon.
  • Holds a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from Saint Mary's College in California and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
  • Member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of San Francisco

 

Bruno Pradal

Bruno Pradal

Chief Technology Officer and Head of Operations, Rosenberg Equities

 

  • Chief Technology Officer and Head of Operations since 2008
  • Joined Rosenberg Equities  in 1999 and has held a number of positions during his tenure, including Director of Global Investment Operations for Rosenberg Equities, and was a member of the research team.
  • Prior to joining Rosenberg Equities, Bruno was a reporting & performance analyst at AXA IM.
  • Holds a MSc from Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et d'Administration Economique.
  • Fellow of the French Actuary Institute.

 

Jane Wadia

Jane Wadia

Global Head of Client Portfolio Management and Account Management, Rosenberg Equities

 

  • Global Head of Client Portfolio Management and Account Management since 2009.
  • Joined Rosenberg Equities in 2003 as a portfolio manager and has held several positions including Head of Client Services for Europe and Head of Client Services for the AXA Group in 2006.
  • Prior to joining Rosenberg Equities, Jane was a Portfolio Manager, Global Equities at AXA IM in Paris.
  • Graduated from CESEM(ESC Reims) in 1996.

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