Dr. Biagio Manieri joined PFM in 2012 as the director of research. He has more than 30 years of experience in economics research, finance and investment management. In 2018, Biagio expanded his responsibilities to become PFM’s Global Chief Multi-Asset Class Strategist.
In his current role, he is responsible for leading PFM’s economic and capital markets research. As chair of the Multi-Asset Class Investment Committee, he leads the discretionary investment management of clients’ multi-asset class, multi-manager portfolios. Biagio is also responsible for leading PFM’s thought leadership, writing white papers and presenting at investor conferences.
Prior to joining PFM, Biagio was the Investment Officer at the Federal Reserve overseeing the investment management of over $13 billion in defined benefit and defined contribution plan assets. He reported to the Federal Reserve’s Investment Committee, consisting of Federal Reserve Presidents and Board of Governors. He was responsible for setting the asset allocation of the pension plans and oversaw a team of manager due diligence analysts. Prior to his tenure at the Federal Reserve, he was a portfolio manager and investment analyst at several asset management firms, including Lord Abbett & Co., FP Asset Management, Inc., and Goldman Sachs & Co.
Biagio graduated summa cum laude from the City College of the City University of New York. He went on to receive a doctorate from Columbia University, where he also taught for five years from 1991 to 1996.