Former Fed. Reserve Gov Joins EQA Partners

Jun 5 2012 | 11:33am ET

EQA Partners, a Stamford, Conn.-based investment manager specializing in currencies and global macro strategies, has hired former Federal Reserve Governor Randall Kroszner as partner and chief economist.

Kroszner served as a governor of the Federal Reserve System from 2006-2009 and was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2001 to 2003. He currently sits on the board of directors of the Financial Management Association, the board of Advisors of the Paulson Institute, is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council On Systemic Financial Resilience and is involved with the Gates Foundation. Kroszner will continue to teach at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where he has taught since 1990.

In his newly created post at EQA, Kroszner will involved in portfolio construction, advising and consulting on currency and macro investment themes and working closely with Richard Breslow, EQA’s chief investment officer.

“Randy’s experience as a macro-economist, a Fed Governor and a member of the Council of Economic Advisors gives him a unique perspective on the policy debates driving capital flows and currency markets,” said Andrew Alper, chairman and CEO of EQA Partners.

“I have long respected EQA’s successful navigation of the financial crisis and am thrilled to be joining this proven investment team,” said Kroszner, in a statement.
Alper and Breslow founded EQA in 2006.


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