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Pete Hand

Pete Hand

Pete Hand is Aperio’s Director of Quantitative Strategies. He began his career at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), where he served in a number of different capacities. As Head of Research for the Defined Contributions Group, Pete built the models for the $40 billion LifePath Fund complex and developed the first target date fund with an annuity option. He was also Research Officer for BGI’s flagship global macro hedge fund and served as Director of the Client Solutions Group, where he developed customized structured products for institutional investors and co-developed the KLD socially responsible iShare. Immediately prior to joining Aperio, Pete was the outsourced CIO for a multi-billion-dollar wealth advisory firm serving ultra-high-net-worth families, where he focused on after-tax asset-allocation models. He earned a BA in Economics and Politics from Princeton University and has traveled extensively, teaching economics in Kazakhstan and serving as a technical assistance volunteer in Bosnia, Albania, and Morocco. Pete lives in Portland, Oregon, and enjoys biking, skiing, and traveling with his wife and two kids.