About Us

Peer Analytics was formed in 1999 by investment consultants with reputations for innovative research.

 

An enrolled actuary, Dr. Michael Kantor has over 30 years experience developing financial modeling systems. In the early 1980′s, he created a unique investment-performance diagnostic algorithm for the investment industry. This original approach to defining the impact of asset mix, market timing and stock selection on portfolio return has since been widely used by fund sponsors and investment management organizations. Michael holds a BS degree from the Wharton School of Finance and a Doctorate in Mathematical Statistics from Columbia.

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 David Newsom has spent three decades working with institutional investors in the area of asset allocation, portfolio structure, and performance analysis, both as a fund sponsor and as a consultant. David served as Senior Vice President, Research, and Head of Strategic Asset Allocation at SEI Corp. prior to co-founding Peer Analytics.  From implementing the first surplus insurance trading strategy in 1984, to the development, with Michael Kantor in 1990, of an original dynamic modeling program integrating insurance company assets with liabilities – now called Dynamic Financial Analysis – he has supported clients with creative approaches to investment problem-solving. David is a graduate of Whittier College with a BA, Honors, in Mathematics and Economics and holds an MBA in Finance from University of California at Los Angeles.

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Sheldon Engler  Dr. Sheldon Engler has three decades of experience in financial services, academics and investment counciling. Sheldon is also president of Engler Economic Research, LLC, a advisory firm that provides global economic and financial market research to businesses and institutional investors. Sheldon was previously head of fixed income research at Charles Schwab Investment Management. He was previously global currency strategist and director of Europe, Middle East and Africa research at Bank of America. Sheldon teaches applied economics at the University of San Francisco College of Professional Studies and at the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management. Sheldon is a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Economic Advisory Council, and served as chair of the council in 2006 and 2007.  Sheldon earned his Doctorate in Economics at the University of Florida.
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GregK  Greg Kapoustin CFA is expert in the diverse areas of software system design and engineering, financial analysis, portfolio management and financial risk management with a track record of design and implementation of complex synthesis projects spanning these diverse fields. He has spent the last seven years in the financial industry, with five years of focus on portfolio management, risk management as well as reporting system design including multi-factor risk model design and implementation. Greg is a graduate of Amherst College with a BA, Summa Cum Laude, in Mathematics and Computer Science.

 

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