Alumni Volunteer Feature Story
Ranji Nagaswami ’86, Vice Chairman and CIO, AllianceBernstein Investment Research and Management
“I think I speak for all the Yale SOM alums who have joined me in each of the past two years to host 'Yale SOM Day at AllianceBernstein:' engaging current students about investment management – the industry, career paths, and necessary skills – is one of the most gratifying ways to keep in touch with and give back to Yale SOM.”
As the Chief Investment Officer of AllianceBernstein’s Retail Investors unit since early 2004, Ranji Nagaswami ’86 is responsible for integrating the investing disciplines for Growth, Value and Core Equities, and Fixed Income, as well as communicating to shareholders and their advisors. She chairs the Retail Investors Investment Policy Group and continues to serve as a senior portfolio manager to U.S. Value Equities, a position she assumed in 2001.
Notwithstanding the intense challenges on her time, Ranji has worked closely with the students at Yale SOM. Investment management is a field of great interest to students, and Ranji has been, and continues to be, incredibly generous in sharing her expertise with them. In particular, Ranji has worked a great deal with the Investment Management Student Club at Yale SOM, highlighting career and education issues related to the field. She has spoken on numerous occasions at the School, and was a guest panelist at the Club’s Investment Management Conference last year.
For the last two years, at the request of students, Ranji has organized onsite Information Sessions at AllianceBernstein’s headquarters in New York. These in-depth and comprehensive sessions bring students together with senior executives – most of whom are Yale SOM alumni themselves – to talk about the various areas of investment research and management. These occasions for informal interaction and discussion have proved to be of immense educational value to students.
We are deeply appreciative of Ranji’s dedication and ongoing outreach efforts and would like to recognize her for her service.