SVP, Quantitative Strategies, Franklin Templeton Investments
Dr. Chandra Seethamraju is the SVP of Quantitative Strategies at Franklin Systematic, the quantitative hub of Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions. His responsibilities include smart beta, risk premia and volatility strategies.
He led the research behind the factor models for the Franklin LibertyQ ETFs and has been involved in the development of global tactical asset allocation (GTAA) strategies.
Prior to joining Franklin Templeton in 2013, Chandra was involved with GTAA strategies as well as quantitative, active equity stock selection strategies for a major US asset management firm. He also spent 6 years as an assistant professor at Olin Business School, Washington University in Saint Louis focusing on academic equity research.
His academic background is steeped in quantitative problem solving. He earned his PhD in business administration with a focus on accounting from NYU's Stern School of Business. His PhD was focused on intangible financial research such as the gap between market value and accounting value and the value of trademarks.
He earned his MBA in finance from Drexel University and a bachelor's degree in commerce from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India.