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January 30, 2018 - Kansas City, Mo.
Vidya Rajappa, CFA, joined American Century Investments' Multi-Asset Strategies team on Jan. 22 as vice president and portfolio manager. She will co-manage the firm's target-risk and target-date strategies, including the One Choice Portfolios®, as well as the strategic allocation and multi-asset income strategies, with other members of the Multi-Asset Strategies team, including CIO Multi-Asset Strategies Richard Weiss, Vice President & Portfolio Manager Scott Wilson, CFA, and Vice President and Portfolio Manager Radu Gabudean.
"Vidya's extensive experience structuring and managing investment solutions for clients is complemented by her excellent technical skills and deep quantitative background," said Weiss. "Adding her expertise is a win for our clients and our firm. I'm pleased to welcome her to the team."
Rajappa, a 23-year industry veteran, joins American Century Investments from Alliance Bernstein, where she was senior vice president, multi-asset solutions and a senior member of its defined contribution research and investment design team, responsible for designing proprietary and customized target-date solutions for clients. In her previous role as director of quantitative research in global analytics at Alliance Bernstein, she was responsible for the design and support of analytics across product groups and asset classes. Prior to joining Alliance Bernstein, Rajappa served as vice president and manager of JP Morgan Investment Management's quantitative analytics group.
Rajappa holds a bachelor's degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from PSG College of Technology in India and a master's degree in statistics and operations research from New York University. She is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Institute.
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