Asset management firm Attalus Capita has appointed Joshua Silva as senior portfolio strategist.
In this newly created role, Silva will work with Attalus’ trading and risk management teams to enhance the cost and benefit characteristics of Attalus’ risk calibration and benchmark replication for use with traditional and alternative investment strategies.
Silva will also work with Attalus’ clients to evaluate and construct customised solutions for their unique portfolio challenges. The development of Attalus’ proprietary investment platform addresses the growing demand for customised investment solutions such as risk exposure aggregation, calibration, inflation protection and tail hedging among the firm’s institutional clients.
“We are excited to announce the addition of Josh to the organisation. He brings an extensive background in risk management and trading expertise to Attalus,” says Patrick C Egan, president and chief investment officer. “Our clients are increasingly focusing on investment and risk management strategies that are designed for their particular portfolios. That is why Attalus has built the infrastructure needed to bring new and innovative investment solutions to the firm’s investors.”
Silva was most recently a managing director of equity derivatives trading at Credit Suisse in New York. He was responsible for overseeing the US single stock option flow derivatives trading team and managing its risk. Prior to this, he held positions within Credit Suisse’s single stock options flow trading and securitised derivatives groups in London. Silva began his investment career in 1995 as an options trader at CME with Société Générale.