Edgar Peters

Edgar E. Peters

Partner, Investments at First Quadrant LP

Location:
800 E Colorado Blvd Ste 900, Pasadena, California, United States
HQ Phone:
(626) 795-8220

General Information

Experience

Product Manager, Quant Products - Interactive Data Corporation

Education

Montclair State College

MBARutgers University

Affiliations

Board Member - iWon , Inc.

Chief Investment Officer - PanAgora Asset Management Inc.

Recent News  

Risk-parity benchmark surfaces - Pensions & Investments

Risk-parity managers don't even agree on what betas we are managing across," said Edgar Peters, partner and portfolio manager of risk-parity strategies at First Quadrant in Pasadena, Calif.
"HFR's risk-parity indexes are as applicable to what we do as the HFRI Macro index is to global macro hedge funds," Mr. Peters said, noting the peer-group approach is the "only way to get to a benchmark that's reasonable." Tracking error for actual portfolio returns and the most commonly used risk-parity benchmark - a 60% equity/40% bond risk-parity benchmark - is often 10 percentage points or higher, said Mr. Peters.

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First Quadrant

Edgar Peters
Partner, Investments "The most knowledgeable person I've ever met when it comes to truly understanding long-term market history," one colleague says of Ed, an interesting view given his early career as a true quant's quant, writing books on fractal analysis, chaos theory and complexity theory. Edgar Peters Partner, Investments "The most knowledgeable person I've ever met when it comes to truly understanding long-term market history," one colleague says of Ed, an interesting view given his early career as a true quant's quant, writing books on fractal analysis, chaos theory and complexity theory.

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The Jericho Road Project - Jericho Road Worcester

Edgar Peters is a partner at First Quadrant, located in Pasadena, co-heading the firm's Global Macro Strategies.
Prior to joining First Quadrant he spent 23 years with PanAgora Asset Management where he was, over time, an equity portfolio manager, Director of Tactical Asset Allocation, Chief Investment Officer of Macro Investments, and Chief Investment Officer. He has lectured extensively in the classroom as well as in conference settings.

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