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Anwiti Bahuguna, Ph.D., Senior Portfolio Manager

Anwiti Bahuguna is a senior portfolio manager with the global asset allocation team at Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (CMIA). She is also responsible for asset allocation research and portfolio management of the firm’s asset allocation funds and separately managed accounts. Dr. Bahuguna joined the firm in 2002 and has been a member of the investment community since 1998.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Bahuguna worked at Fleet, a predecessor firm of Columbia Management Group, in its corporate strategy and development group, where she provided investment banking analysis on transactions such as mergers and acquisitions in all types of financial services companies. Prior roles have also involved strategic planning for restructuring and positioning the corporation and its components for growth and expansion.

Dr. Bahuguna earned a B.S. in economics and mathematics from
St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and a Ph.D. in economics from Northeastern University.

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The end of “risk-on/risk-off”

Anwiti Bahuguna, Ph.D., Senior Portfolio Manager | February 3, 2014

The recent decline in cross-asset correlations may offer better investment opportunities for active managers Lowering both cross-asset correlations and inter-asset correlations provides potential benefits for structuring multi-asset portfolios Active managers should seek non-traditional diversifiers of portfolio performance and remain flexible A notable event of 2013 was the remarkable decline in cross-asset correlations implying potentially better