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Brian L. Burda

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Brian Burda conducts ongoing research and provides idea generation to enhance the existing systematic products to reflect the growth in research knowledge. His mandate is to build quantitative research capabilities and to improve research department efficiency. Burda is also charged with providing product development leadership and packaging of disciplined research insights.

Prior to joining Schwab, he was a senior research consultant with William Mercer, evaluating both systematic and analyst-driven money managers. Before that, Burda was director of quantitative research at CFROI Global Advisors developing systematic global investment strategies. Prior to that, he spent five years as director of research at ABN AMRO Asset Management, developing systematic large-cap, small-cap, growth and value strategies. Burda also spent six years in fund management at Harris Investment Management. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA in finance, both from the University of Chicago.