Momtchil Pojarliev is a Senior Portfolio Manager on the Currencies team at Fisher Francis Trees & Watts (FFTW) where he focuses on generating alpha for portfolios as well as contributing to the investment process, both in the judgment and quantitative styles. Momtchil also contributes to the growth and development of FFTW’s currency alpha strategy as a stand-alone product. He joined FFTW in 2013 and is based in New York. Prior to joining FFTW, Momtchil was a director and senior portfolio manager at Hathersage Capital Management. Before that he was head of currencies for Hermes Fund Managers. Prior to Hermes he was a senior FX portfolio manager at Pictet Asset Management. Momtchil began his investment career at Invesco Asset Management, first as a senior economist and then as a senior FX portfolio manager. He has 14 years of investment experience.
Momtchil has advised various asset management firms, including PIMCO and Goldman Sachs Asset Management, in the area of currency return analytics. He has published extensively in finance and investment journals. Most recently, Momtchil has co-authored the book A New Look at Currency Investing, published by the Research Foundation of CFA Institute. He is a member of The Economic Club of New York and the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Financial Analysts Journal.
Momtchil holds an MSc in finance from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (1998) and a PhD in financial econometrics from University of Basel (2001). He is a current CFA charterholder.
Momtchil Pojarliev talks about his book, The Role of Currency in Institutional Portolios, currency investing and the potential role of currencies in institutional portfolios.