Parul Jain is Founder and Chief Investment Strategist of MacroFin Analytics, a firm specializing in providing macroeconomic and financial market insight. Parul brings her vast expertise from the financial industry and academia to apply well-grounded, well-tested and well-recognized approaches towards investment analytics, with strong results.
"We expect credit quality to gradually deteriorate from its current strong level and believe that the credit cycle's many facets: the downgrade cycle, the default cycle, and the cost and availability of funds, should navigate more testy waters during the second half of 2007.
"Thus, prudence requires the implementation of a progressively more defensive credit strategy during the next few quarters, such as lowering duration, maintaining a cautionary stance on lower-quality investments, and being wary of cyclically sensitive industries."
Parul received her Ph.D in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters from the Delhi School of Economics. Her varied roles cover credit strategy (Standard & Poor's), Deputy Chief Economist at Nomura Securities and economist/fixed income analytics role at TIAA-CREF and Prudential. She continues to do adjunct teaching (NYU Stern) and Columbia Business School after serving on the faculties of Rutgers University, Indiana-Purdue University and Washington University. Parul has served in varied capacity for several groups, with regular conference presentations. She has served as a consultant to the Bond Market Association (now SIFMA), is Past President of the New York Association for Business Economics (2003-2004) and continues to serve as membership director. She has several journal publications to her credit and has been on the editorial board of Business Economics (a journal of the National Association for Business Economics) since 2003. Just recently, she was elected to NABE Board of Directors for the 2008-2011 period.
Parul can be reached at email@example.com.
Professor Sandeep Maheshwari is Seminar Coordinator for MacroFin Analytics, building upon his 20-year experience in the teaching and research arena. He has a doctorate in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University and a B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. Sandeep is a Professor of Mathematics at William Paterson University, New Jersey.
Sandeep can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
MacroFin Advisory Board:
MacroFin Analytics is pleased to draw upon the expert advice and feedback from a diverse 10-member advisory board. The board is comprised of the following members (complete list forthcoming):
- Prof. Timor Gok, Northern Illinois University, College of Business
- Alan Harper, Belvedere Consulting
- Mikhail Katz, Jefferies Finance, LLC
- Janice Mazejy, UBS