AXS Managed Futures Strategy Fund Class A Shares
Investment Managers Series Trust II
803 West Michigan Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Ajay Dravid,Lead Manager since October 30, 2011
Dr. Ajay Dravid is the Chief Investment Officer of the Adviser and has been in this role since November 2014. Since 2011, Dr. Dravid has also served as the Managing Director of Portfolio Strategy for Equinox Fund Management, LLC, (âEquinox Fundsâ) an affiliate of the Adviser. As a co-portfolio manager of Equinoxâs mutual funds, Dr. Dravid is involved in day-to-day portfolio and risk management, as well as in developing and structuring new products. Prior to joining Equinox Funds, Dr. Dravid was a consultant and a member of the Executive Committee of Equinox Frontier Funds. From 2004 to 2006, he was President of Saranac Capital Management. From 1996 to 2004, he was a Director and then a Managing Director at Salomon Brothers and Citigroup, where he helped to build and manage the hedge fund business and platforms. He was a co-portfolio manager for the Multi-Strategy Arbitrage funds, a quantitative analyst for Equity Long-Short funds, and the head of the Risk Committee. He was also involved in the structuring and marketing of funds and in client services. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Dravid was a Vice President in the Asset Allocation Research Group of Salomon Brothers. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Wharton School.
Dr. Dravid has published numerous papers in leading academic and practitioner journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Derivatives. Dr. Dravid received a BSc in Physics from the University of Poona (India), an MA in Physics from SUNY at Stony Brook, an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Rochester, and a PhD in Finance from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He holds a securities license Series 7 and CFTC/NFA Series 3 registration.
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