Sofia Gertsberg joined HarbourVest in 2016 to lead the Firm’s Quantitative Investment Science team. The team’s objectives are to utilize HarbourVest’s proprietary data set to develop quantitative tools and models to enhance fundamentally-driven investment and portfolio construction process across the firm.
Sofia joined the Firm from State Street Global Advisors, where she was the global head of Fixed Income and Money Market Risk leading the investment risk oversight of assets across active, smart beta, and passive strategies for fixed income, cash, and currency portfolios. Her responsibilities included leading a global team of investment risk managers and analysts, designing and implementing investment risk monitoring framework, setting internal risk limits, and conducting risk management due diligence for outside managers. Sofia was also a voting member of SSGA’s Sub-advisor Oversight and Valuation Committees. Prior to that, she was a market risk manager at State Street Global Markets. She also held a director of analytics role at Debt Exchange.
Sofia received a BS in Economics from the University of Latvia in 2000 and an MBA from Boston University in 2003. She speaks fluent Russian and Latvian.