Natallia Yazhova is the Director of Multi-Asset Solutions supporting Schwab Asset Management Solutions. She works directly with investment leaders at client firms and leverages her quantitative insights to improve portfolio construction approaches across the industry. Ms. Yazhova contributes to building quantitative models that support the organization’s multi-asset solutions and collaborates with portfolio management, research, and sales to identify and solve investment needs. She is also a frequent contributor to Schwab’s thought leadership publications, co-authoring many pieces on target funds, behavioral finance, portfolio construction, and other related topics.
Prior to joining CSIM in 2015, Ms. Yazhova spent nearly seven years at Mesirow Financial. Ms. Yazhova served as a currency management analyst responsible for passive and overlay hedging implementation since 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Yazhova was a quantitative analyst for the international equity team, where she worked on factor-based top-down strategy to asset allocation and research across countries, regions, and sectors. From 2006 to 2008, she was an accountant/business controller at Bear Stearns Asset Management, providing operational, compliance, and accounting support for four hedge funds.
Ms. Yazhova earned a Master of Science in computational finance from Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business and a Bachelor of Technology in computer information systems from the Globe Institute of Technology.