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Vineer Bhansali

November 22, 2019

Vineer Bhansali is a member of the Investment Committees for Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation, both of which operate under the umbrella of Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. The Investment Committees report directly to the Board of each philanthropy.

Vineer is founder and chief investment officer at LongTail Alpha LLC. Vineer’s 27-year investment career started at Citibank, where he founded and managed the Exotic and Hybrid Options Trading Desk. He later joined Salomon Brothers in its Fixed Income Arbitrage Group, followed by the CSFB Proprietary Trading Group. Vineer was at PIMCO for sixteen years, serving the last eight years as managing director and head of the Quantitative Portfolios team, which he founded in 2008. Among other responsibilities, Vineer was the lead portfolio manager for multiple funds at PIMCO. He also managed all of PIMCO’s analytics from 2000 to 2010.

Vineer has written four books on finance: Pricing and Managing Exotic and Hybrid Options; Fixed Income Finance: A Quantitative Approach; Bond Portfolio Investing and Risk Management; and his most recent Tail Risk Hedging. He’s authored more than 25 refereed papers on topics as varied as option pricing, fixed income, tail hedging, asset allocation, and economics, in leading publications such as including The Journal of Finance, Financial Analysts’ Journal, Journal of Portfolio Management, and Journal of Risk. Vineer has received numerous awards, including the Graham and Dodd Scroll Award and TIME magazine’s college achievement award. Under Vineer’s leadership, PIMCO received the Risk Manager of the Year Award in the asset-management category in 2002 from Risk magazine.

Vineer received his doctoral degree in theoretical physics from Harvard University, and his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in physics from Caltech.