Head of Portfolio Risk and Derivatives
Vanguard Group Inc.
Dr. Sam Priyadarshi is Head of Portfolio Risk and Derivatives at Vanguard and leads a global team responsible for derivatives trading and portfolio risk management of active fixed income funds totaling over $115 billion. He manages the research and execution of overlay strategies. He is chair of the Technology Steering Committee and a member of the Market Structure Committee.
Prior to joining Vanguard in 2009, he worked at the Lincoln Financial Group for 12 years, where he was Vice President, Derivatives and was responsible for hedging insurance products and portfolios. He was a member of Lincoln’s Derivatives Committee, Insurance General Account Assets Committee, and Alternative Investments Screening Committee.
Dr. Priyadarshi holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and has a Ph.D. in finance from Virginia Tech. He has more than 20 years of investment experience, has spoken at several industry conferences, and has guest lectured at many universities. He delivered the commencement speech at UCLA Anderson School of Management MFE 2012 graduation ceremony. He is an active participant in many industry panels and working groups related to derivatives and fixed income markets.