Commonfund Names Director of Market Risk

July 16, 2012 ( - Commonfund has hired Irakli Odisharia as director in its Risk Management Team.

Reporting to Commonfund’s Chief Risk Officer David Belmont, Odisharia will be responsible for enhancing quantitative market risk analytics in addition to stress testing Commonfund client portfolios and funds. Odisharia will play a critical role in the advancement of Commonfund’s proprietary economic and liquidity stress test models across all multi-asset portfolios and funds.  He will also be responsible for the preparation and presentation of market analysis developments.  

Prior to joining Commonfund, Odisharia was with Goldman Sachs Asset Management as a member of its Market Risk Modeling team.  He also worked in Goldman Sachs’ Equities Division and its Equity Volatility Group.  He holds a PhD in Physics from New York University where he was also a teaching assistant.  

Commonfund is an institutional investment firm serving nonprofit institutions, pension funds and other institutional investors, offering a range of investment solutions in traditional and alternative strategies.