2017 Keynote Speaker
CIO, Head of Fixed Income and Portfolio Manager, OppenheimerFunds
Krishna Memani serves as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer and head of fixed income as well as portfolio manager on the Investment Grade Debt Team. He is responsible for the portfolio management of Oppenheimer Total Return Bond Fund, Oppenheimer Corporate Bond Fund and the investment grade portion of Oppenheimer Global Strategic Income Fund. He is also a portfolio manager on Oppenheimer Capital Income Fund.
Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Krishna was a managing director and head of the U.S. and European Credit Analysis team at Deutsche Bank, where he analyzed and communicated trends impacting the U.S. credit markets and sectors within the credit markets. Before his role at Deutsche Bank, Krishna was the chief credit strategist at Credit Suisse where he managed a global team of 60 analysts and developed and marketed Credit Suisse’s flagship quantitative debt/equity arbitrage tool. Prior to that, he served as a managing director and senior portfolio manager at Putnam Investments, where he oversaw the high grade and high yield portfolios. He was instrumental in implementing a new investment process that led to strong relative performance. He also worked at other financial firms including Morgan Stanley and Price Waterhouse Coopers.
In total, he has over three decades of experience of successfully researching and managing investment grade fixed-income assets and engineering new investment processes that have led to strong investment performance. Krishna holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, an M.A. in economics with a focus on econometrics from the University of Florida, and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Florida.