About the Author
ARIK BEN-DOR, PhD, is a Director and Senior Analyst in the Quantitative Portfolio Strategy (QPS) Group at Barclays Capital Research. He joined the group in 2004 after completing a PhD in finance from the Kellogg School of Management. Ben-Dor has published extensively in the Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Fixed Income, and Journal of Alternative Investments on innovative approaches to managing risk in credit portfolios and on performance analysis and optimization of hedge fund portfolios. LEV DYNKIN, PhD, is the founder and Global Head of the Quantitative Portfolio Strategy Group at Barclays Capital Research. Dynkin and the QPS group joined Barclays Capital in 2008 from Lehman Brothers where the group was a part of fixed income research since 1987 one of the longest tenures for an investor-focused research group on Wall Street. QPS was rated first in Quantitative Portfolio Research by Institutional Investor magazine for all three years that this category was included in their fixed income survey. Dynkin is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Portfolio Management. He coauthored, with other members of QPS (including Hyman and Phelps), Quantitative Management of Bond Portfolios. JAY HYMAN, PhD, is a Managing Director in the Quantitative Portfolio Strategy Group at Barclays Capital Research. He joined the group in 1991 and has since worked on issues of risk budgeting, cost of investment constraints, improved measures of risk sensitivities, and optimal risk diversification for portfolios spanning all fixed income asset classes. Hyman helped develop a number of innovative measures that have been broadly adopted by portfolio managers and that have changed standard industry practice. BRUCE D. PHELPS, PhD, is a Managing Director in the Quantitative Portfolio Strategy Group at Barclays Capital Research, which he joined in 2000. Prior to that, he was an institutional portfolio manager and head of fixed income at Ark Asset Management. Phelps was also senior economist at the Chicago Board of Trade, where he designed derivative contracts and electronic trading systems, and an international credit officer and foreign exchange trader at Wells Fargo Bank. Phelps is a member of the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal.