WeatherStorm Capital

Investment Team

Team Member Expertise Previous Associations Experience/Education
Chief Investment Officer
Macroeconomic cycle analysis, asset allocation, risk management, bottoms-up equity and bond valuation research. Over 25 years of experience in global bonds, currencies, credits and equities through manias, crises and panics. Top quartile, index beating performance including #1 Lipper rank and Five Star Morningstar rating. Expertise in global multi-asset allocation and risk management. Designed and managed "smart beta" ETFs in international and domestic equities and bonds. Spoke at industry conferences, presented to clients and consultants, published papers and adjunct finance professor.
  • Well Capital Management
  • Allianz
  • Lattice Strategies
25+ years
Head of Quantitative Research
Empirical analysis, portfolio construction, optimization and risk management. More than 10 years of investment management experience. Responsible for developing index strategies tracked by 8 ETFs (Tickers: VIDI, VUSE, FLAG, PPTY, RODM, ROGS, ROUS, ROAM). Expertise in systematic strategies, stock selection, portfolio construction and risk management.
  • CITCO Fund Services
  • Guggenheim Partners Asset Management
  • Lattice Strategies
10+ years
MFE, University of California, Berkley
Quantitative Researcher
Possesses engineering background with expertise in mathematics, statistics and finance.
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • University of Toronto
1 year
MFE, University of California, Berkeley
Senior Trader
Finance background with expertise in statistics and experience in a variety of financial instruments.
  • Northwood Securities LLC
8 year
BS, Rutgers University

Shirish Malekar

Chief Investment Officer

With over 25 years of investment experience, Mr. Malekar leads the development of innovative long/short global asset strategies for WeatherStorm CapitalTM and advises on risk-based smart beta ETF strategies for the Vident Group. Prior to founding WeatherStormTM, he was Partner and Managing Director at Lattice Strategies, overseeing portfolio and risk management and research for global multi-asset portfolios and custom ETFs. Previously, Mr. Malekar developed and ran a global all asset hedge fund at SSGAM. He founded a similar fund at Deccan that was acquired by Allianz Global Investors. Prior to Allianz, Mr. Malekar developed the first global fixed-income fund at Strong Capital Management, which was No.1 Lipper-ranked and Five Star Morningstar-rated for five consecutive years. He began his investment career at PIMCO, working on Bill Gross’ portfolio team. Mr. Malekar obtained an MS from MIT, an MS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mumbai (Bombay). He was a teaching and research assistant for International Finance at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and an adjunct professor of Portfolio Management at University of San Francisco.


Andrew Alden, CFA

Head of Quantitative Research

Mr. Alden has seven years of investment management experience. Prior to joining WeatherStormTM, he was a senior portfolio strategist at Lattice Strategies and the lead researcher designing systematic equities strategies for $1.2 billion in assets. Prior to earning his MFE, he worked at Guggenheim Partners and Citco Fund Services. Mr. Alden obtained a Masters in Financial Engineering from University of California Berkeley and a BCom in Economics & Finance from University of Cape Town, South Africa. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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