Team
Research

ARGA’s Global Research Team has experience, senior leadership and industry expertise. The team is comprised of Global Business Analysts in developed and emerging markets.

  • Analyst longevity breeds global collaboration.
  • Industry expertise enables global leverage.
  • Technology enhances global effectiveness.

See further Research capabilities under Investing.

Technology

ARGA has a long-term commitment to in-house technology. Our skilled Technology Team has developed a highly sophisticated database management system that enhances our investment process to better serve clients.

See Technology capabilities under Investing.

Operations

ARGA’s Operations Team, located along with our Research Team in the US and India, supports our investment professionals in executing our disciplined investment process. Using state-of-the-art order management and trading platforms, we emphasize controls and compliance.

Client Relations

ARGA’s Client Relations Team supports our investment professionals to build long-term relationships based on trust. Client service is tailored to specific needs of our sophisticated client base, whose institutional decision-making processes and long-term investment horizons suit our investment approach.

Leadership
A. Rama Krishna, CFA
Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Krishna has successfully built asset management businesses around the world, including:

  • President – International at Pzena Investment Management
  • Chief Investment Officer and Head of Institutional and International at Citigroup Asset Management, Member of Citigroup Management Committee
  • Director of International Equity Research, Portfolio Manager, International Equities and Chief Investment Officer, Emerging Markets Equities at AllianceBernstein in New York, London and Tokyo

He has a joint MBA/MA in Asian Studies from University of Michigan and a BA (Honors) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.

Peter Carman
Chairman (Non-executive)

Mr. Carman has held extensive senior leadership positions with global asset management firms, including:

  • Co-Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer at Citigroup Asset Management
  • Senior Managing Director – Equities at Putnam Investments
  • Chief Investment Officer at AllianceBernstein
  • Chief Investment Officer at First National Bank of Denver

He has an MBA from Harvard University and a BA from Brown University.

Neda Clark, JD
Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. Clark has over 25 years’ experience in investment compliance and securities law, including:

  • Chief Compliance Officer at EQA Partners hedge fund
  • Director of Client Services at EQA
  • Associate Gaston & Snow law firm

She has a JD from Suffolk University Law School and a BA from Smith College.

John DeTore, CFA
Director, Strategic R&D

Mr. DeTore has over 30 years’ experience in investment management, specializing in data science solutions to enhance investment research, including:

  • Chief Investment Officer at Capitalogix Investment Management
  • Chief Investment Officer at GRT/United Alpha
  • Managing Director and Director of Strategic R&D at Putnam Investments
  • Head of Quantitative Portfolio Management at Wellington Management

He has a MS in Transportation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a BS in Civil Engineering from MIT. He was Senior Lecturer on Institutional Portfolio Management at MIT Sloan School of Management.

Sharon Erikson, CPA
Director, Marketing & Communications

Ms. Erikson has over 30 years’ experience in finance, investor relations and business strategy, including:

  • Partner and Senior Vice-President at Fleishman-Hillard (head of Financial Communications and Investor Relations)
  • Manager – Strategic Planning at AT&T
  • Assistant Controller at AT&T Cellular
  • Manager – Ernst & Young

She has a MS in Organizational Communications from Northwestern University and a BS in Accounting from University of Illinois.

Irina Gheorghe, CFA
Head of ESG

Ms. Gheorghe has over 13 years’ experience in investment management and research, including:

  • Senior Investment Manager at Coal Pension Trustees
  • Investment Consultant – Manager Research at Towers Watson

She has a BS in Economics and Econometrics from Nottingham University.

Sholy Gopalan
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Gopalan has over 20 years’ experience developing and implementing innovative digital solutions. He rose to leadership positions at Atos, an international IT services company, including:

  • Vice President and Head of Global Delivery
  • Vice President and Head of Knowledge Process Outsourcing
  • Head – Strategic Business Team
  • Head – Capital Markets

He has an MBA from Newport University and a BS in Computer Technology from Coimbatore Institute of Technology in India.

Steven Morrow, CFA
Director of Research

Mr. Morrow has over 30 years’ experience overseeing global investment research, including:

  • Portfolio Manager – Global Proprietary Trading at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Partner and Portfolio Manager at Cumberland Associates
  • Managing Director, Portfolio Manager/Equity Research Analyst at Citigroup Asset Management

He has an MBA from Cornell University and a BS in Business Administration from University of New Hampshire.