Momtchil Pojarliev

Deputy head of Currencies, BNP Paribas Asset Management

Momtchil Pojarliev is deputy head of the Currencies team at BNP Paribas Asset Management, 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 our firm’s currency alpha strategy as a stand-alone product. He joined the company in 2013 and is based in New York.

Prior to his current position, Momtchil was senior portfolio manager for the Currencies team. Prior to joining us, he was a director and senior portfolio manager at Hathersage Capital Management, responsible for both investments as well as business development for foreign exchange portfolios. Prior to that, he was head of Currencies for Hermes Fund Managers and Senior FX Portfolio Manager at Pictet Asset Management. He began his investment career at Invesco Asset Management, first as a senior economist and then as a Senior FX portfolio manager.

Momtchil has 16 years of investment experience. He holds an MSc in Finance from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, and a PhD in Financial Econometrics from University of Basel. He is a CFA sharterholder.

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, including the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Financial Analysts Journal. Most recently, Momtchil has co-edited the book The Role of Currency in Institutional Portfolios, published by Risk Books. He is a member of The Economic Club of New York and the Swiss Society for Financial Market Research. He recently served on the Editorial Board of the Financial Analysts Journal (2010-2016).