About Us

Emily Alejos, CFA

Senior Managing Director & CIO

Emily Alejos, CFA is a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Investment Officer of Cartica.  She is also a member of the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Cartica, Ms. Alejos was with Tradewinds Global Investors (a subsidiary of Nuveen Investments) from 2007 to 2016.  She started her tenure at Tradewinds as a Global Consumer Analyst and Portfolio Manager and was promoted to Co-Chief Investment Officer and Executive Managing Director in 2012. As Co-CIO she was responsible for leading and managing the investment side of the business. She was also a member of the Executive team and served on the Board of Directors reporting to Nuveen.

Prior to joining Tradewinds, Ms. Alejos was with Credit Suisse Asset Management in New York from 1997 to 2006. From 2004 to 2006, she was a Director and Portfolio Manager/Analyst on the firm’s International Focus team. For the seven years prior to that, she served as Portfolio Manager and Head of Latin American Equities, in addition to serving as a senior member of the firm’s Global Emerging Markets team. Ms. Alejos began her career as an Equity Analyst at GT Capital in San Francisco then as a Portfolio Manager/Analyst at Bankers Trust in New York.

Ms. Alejos earned a BA degree with honors in Economics and Development studies from Brown University and an MBA and a Certificate in Public Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She also studied economics at Instituto di Tella in Buenos Aires as a Rotary Scholar and at L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris during a junior year abroad. Ms. Alejos is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Asia Society, 100 Women in Finance and the CFA Institute. She is conversant in French and Spanish.

In her free time, Ms. Alejos is a co-leader for the Women’s Circles at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She also mentors upperclassmen at Brown University as part of the Women’s Launchpad program and is active in Scholars of Finance which helps develop the next generation of leaders in finance who will act and lead from a strong grounding in principles and ethics.

Emily is married and has two college-age children.