Ronald N. Kahn

Ronald N. Kahn is a managing director and global head of systematic equity research at BlackRock, where he has overall responsibility for the research underpinning the Systematic Active Equity products. Previously, he worked at Barclays Global Investors, which merged with BlackRock, and he also served as director of research at Barra. Dr. Kahn coauthored, with Richard Grinold, Active Portfolio Management: Quantitative Theory and Applications, for which they won the 2013 James R. Vertin Award, presented periodically by CFA Institute to recognize individuals who have produced a body of research notable for its relevance and enduring value to investment professionals. He also won the Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy award for best article in the Journal of Portfolio Management. Dr. Kahn is on the editorial advisory boards of the Financial Analysts Journal, the Journal of Portfolio Management, and the Journal of Investment Consulting. He teaches “International Equity and Currency Markets” in the Master of Financial Engineering Program at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Kahn received an AB in physics, summa cum laude, from Princeton University and a PhD in physics from Harvard University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in physics at the University of California, Berkeley.