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Ran Leshem

Ran Leshem

Ran Leshem is Aperio’s Chief Investment Officer, overseeing portfolio management, portfolio accounting, and performance reporting. He has extensive expertise in applying quantitative techniques and information technology to operational problems, and is in charge of scaling the portfolio management process and portfolio management research. Ran also works closely with clients in a consultative capacity to create customized solutions that best align with their investment objectives. Prior to joining Aperio, Ran was a manager in Operating Strategy at GAP, Inc. He received his bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Canada, where he received the Hewlett Packard Award for academic excellence, and his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. With Aperio co-authors Lisa Goldberg and Patrick Geddes, Ran was awarded a Harry M. Markowitz Distinction Award by the Journal of Investment Management for “Restoring Value to Minimum Variance” in 2014. He also co-authored “Optimizing Value” with Lisa Goldberg and Alan Cummings, which was published in The Journal of Portfolio Management in 2016. Along with Lisa Goldberg and Michael Branch, he wrote “Factoring Profitability,” published in Risk-Based and Factor Investing in 2015. Ran enjoys being in the middle of the San Francisco Bay with a board at his feet and a kite in the air!