Head of Global Asset Allocation
Benson Durham serves as head of global asset allocation at Piper Sandler. His career to date includes roles in central banking and Wall Street. He was a senior staffer at the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the International Monetary Fund. He has also held senior roles as a quantitative analyst and a portfolio manager at buy side firms such as TIAA, Capital Group, Brevan Howard, and BlackRock. His research on several topics at the intersection of financial asset-pricing and anomalies, global monetary policy, and political economy has appeared in peer-reviewed publications such as the Journal of Portfolio Management, Financial Analysts Journal, the European Economic Review, International Organization, and the Journal of Fixed Income. He earned his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University, respectively, and a master’s degree in mathematical finance from Oxford University, Balliol College.