Viraj Desai, CFA, CAIA is a senior portfolio manager for TD Ameritrade Investment Management, LLC. He is responsible for the asset allocation and manager selection of the firm’s Personalized and Selective Portfolios. Before joining TD Ameritrade, Desai was a member of BlackRock’s Outsourced CIO investment team, where he designed and managed outcome-oriented multi-asset solutions for BlackRock’s largest global institutional clients. Desai earned his undergraduate degree in economics from New York University and his MBA from The Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. He is a member of the CFA Institute, CFA Society New York, and the CAIA Association and maintains the FINRA Series 65 license.
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