Deva oversees the development and design of RiverFront’s asset allocation process and supports the Risk Management team with a quantitative and analytical Risk Management framework. He is responsible for establishing quantitative model governance and best practices across the firm, while supporting overall investment processes with mathematical and statistical decision making tools. Deva’s role provides guidance and leadership to the technology team to provide efficient support and effective completion of projects across the firm, as well as innovations to enhance productivity within individual teams.
Prior to joining RiverFront, Deva spent more than a decade in the investment industry, first in Chesapeake Capital developing trade execution strategies and statistical reporting for institutional clients. He has served as a consultant with RiverFront since 2009, helping to develop the firm’s first asset allocation and optimization tools. Most recently, Deva worked at Capital One in their Marketing Analytics group, helping to improve customer experience.
Deva has a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering and a Master's in Mathematics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. He also holds a Master's in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from the University of Chicago in Quantitative Finance and Business Strategy. Deva earned his Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification in 2012.
The Art: Deva enjoys drawing and painting, but he hasn’t been able to pursue either of these since his first daughter was born in 2005. After seeing the charcoal portrait that he did of Gandhi, his daughter keeps asking him to draw a portrait of her and her little sister, but finding the time for that project has definitely been a challenge.