This move strengthens RiskFirst’s commitment to growing in North America and doing so with top quality people who have a deep understanding of the industry.

RiskFirst, a Moody’s Analytics company has appointed Owais Rana to enhance and accelerate its business development across North America. Based in New York, Rana will be charged with expanding the footprint of RiskFirst’s two core products: PFaroe™ DB, used by pension plans and consultants, and PFaroe™ Attribution, designed for investment managers. This news follows several senior appointments for RiskFirst in North America over the last twelve months, as demand for its risk management and portfolio analysis products grows.

Rana, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the buy-side, previously worked at asset management firm, Conning, where he was Head of its Insurance and Pensions LDI Solutions Groups. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at J.P. Morgan, working across its banking and asset management departments, including four years as Global Head of its LDI Solutions Group. He also spent time at Hewitt Associates, where he delivered investment consultancy services to a portfolio of UK pension plans. Having in-depth experience across RiskFirst’s target market, Rana understands the needs and challenges the sector faces, particularly in light of the current volatile market conditions.

Rana comments: “From my experience as a client, RiskFirst has market-leading products that can assist institutional investors in developing investment strategies to meet their financial goals, with a clear understanding of the risk and reward trade-offs. I’ve witnessed firsthand PFaroe’s incredible value in structuring customized investment solutions and monitoring performance on a real-time basis. I’m looking forward to utilizing my decades of experience developing investment solutions to help institutional investors harness the power of PFaroe.”

Matthew Seymour, CEO, RiskFirst, added: “Having worked with Owais on the client side for several years, we know that his experience will be invaluable to our team. His appointment adds to a strong team in North America as we continue to grow across the continent.”