Niso Abuaf

Niso Abuaf

Niso Abuaf

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Niso Abuaf, Ph.D.
Niso Abuaf, Ph.D. Managing Director, Strategist
Ramirez Asset Management

Mr. Niso Abuaf, Ph.D., heads the Financial Strategies Group at RAM. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing capital allocation, risk management and valuation strategies for the firm.

Mr. Abuaf has 25 years of wall street experience, including 8 years at Credit Suisse, where he was the founding head of its Global Financial Strategy Group; and 13 years at Citigroup where he was the head of its International Financial Strategy Group, based in London. He is an internationally recognized expert in valuation, optimal capital structure, and empirical corporate finance. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at New York University's Stern School of Business and Clinical Professor of Finance & Economics at Pace University. In his role as a Financial Strategist, Mr. Abuaf has advised numerous clients on debt capacity, optimal capital structure and credit rating, optimal cash balance, and on liability and risk management strategies.

Mr. Abuaf is part of the firm's Investment Committee. He has advised numerous clients including: American Express, Amgen, AT&T, BMW, ConocoPhillips, IBM, International Paper, Microsoft, Nestle, and Oracle, among others. He has also advised sovereigns such as the Republics of Argentina, Colombia, France, Mexico, Korea, and Turkey. Mr. Abuaf is fluent in French, Spanish, and Turkish; and has a working knowledge of German and Italian.

Mr. Abuaf received a BS and MS in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University; and an MBA, and a PhD in Financial Economics from the University of Chicago. He is the author of numerous scholarly and professional publications in international and corporate finance and derivatives.

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Executive Director, Strategist at Ramirez Asset Management, Inc.

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Vice President, Senior Equity Analyst at Ramirez Asset Management, Inc.

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Chief Compliance Officer at Ramirez Asset Management, Inc.

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Managing Director, Portfolio Manager at Ramirez Asset Management, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Ramirez Asset Management, Inc.

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Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager at Ramirez Asset Management, Inc.

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Associate Professor of Finance at Pace University - Lubin School of Business

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President & Chief Executive Officer, Portfolio Manager at Ramirez Asset Management, Inc.

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Executive Director-Global Governance & Reporting at Pace University - New York

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Dean at Pace University - Lubin School of Business

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BS in Electrical & Biomedical Engineering
PhD in Financial Economics
Career History
Founding Head, Global Financial Strategy Group
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Credit Suisse Group AG is holding company, which engages in the provision of financial services. It operates through the following segments: Swiss Universal Bank; International Wealth Management; Asia Pacific; Global Markets; and Investment Banking and Capital Markets. The Swiss Universal Bank segment offers comprehensive advice and financial solutions to private, corporate, and institutional clients in Switzerland. The International Wealth Management segment gives advisory services, and tailored investment and financing solutions to wealthy private clients and external asset managers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The Asia Pacific segment comprises of wealth management, financing, and underwriting activities. The Global Market segment delivers securities sales, trading and execution, prime brokerage, and comprehensive investment research. The Investment Banking and Capital Markets segment covers investment banking services to corporations, financial institutions, and financial sponsors. The company was founded by Alfred Escher on July 5, 1856 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Head, International Financial Strategy Group
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