The Strategy Group, one of the company’s primary centers for research, is focused on investment policy issues of greatest concern to corporate, public and Taft-Hartley plans, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, central banks and insurance companies.
In his new role, Grava will be primarily focused on expanding the company’s strategic dialogue with large sovereign wealth fund and central bank clients, and producing in-depth proprietary research and customized investment solutions.
Grava rejoins the company from The World Bank, where he most recently served as head of Quantitative Strategies, Risk and Analytics, which provided advisory services for more than 40 central bank, national pension fund and sovereign wealth fund clients, and middle office support for global fixed income and multi-asset investment portfolios.
Grava spent 2007 to 2010 at J.P. Morgan Asset Management as a senior client portfolio manager in Fixed Income, prior to which he served as principal financial officer for The World Bank’s Treasury department, and was instrumental in the growth and development of their Reserve Advisory and Management Program (RAMP). Grava spent 11 years at Latvijas Banka (Bank of Latvia), where he was a member of the bank’s board and Chief Investment Officer.