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Ram Kolluri

4 Falcon Ct
Cranbury, NJ 08512
rk5c0d70@westpost.net

Summary
Global Investment Operations and Administration professional with over 18 years
of progressively diversified experience in Portfolio Management and Trade Suppor
t Operations for Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds and Pension Funds. Strong working kno
wledge of international securities and Foreign Exchange markets including settle
ments in over 50 countries. Expertise includes Investment Accounting and Risk Ma
nagement.

Experience
2007-Present Aberdeen Asset Management, Philadelphia, PA
Director- Operations
a Oversee daily trading operations with turnover of $1 Billion (Fixed Income, Eq
uities & Derivatives).
a Manage daily cash management and foreign currency exposure.
a Oversee automated cash & position reconciliation for over 100 accounts.
a Manage Corporate Actions, Income and Withholding Tax Processing.
a Oversee all pre and post - trade compliance, order management and trade delive
ry process.
a Manage counter party and settlement risk process for both domestic and interna
tional trading.
a Collaborate with IT to improve the quality of service and Straight Through Pro
cessing (STP) goals.
a Participate in various vendor selection committees.
a Manage static data team and update Security Master File.
a Review departmental processes & procedures and develop ways to improve efficie
ncy through automation while reducing risk.
a Manage different global custodial relationships.
a Manage departmentas budgetary goals.
a Point person for all operational issues pertaining to the firmas global invest
ment activities.
a Provide leadership and management to the team and develop future talent for se
curities operations.
Including but not limited to below, is a list of accomplishments:
a Redefined processes & internal controls which markedly reduced failed trades f
rom over 7% to < 0.5%.
a Reduced write offs by over 99%.
a Reduced bank & other 3rd party charges dramatically from 25% to < 0.25% by con
sistent volume increases.
a Directed a high profile project group to map specifications and implement appr
opriate systems and solutions including STP and Automated Reconciliation of cash
and security holdings. This resulted in efficient trade processing with minimum
manual intervention which significantly reduced costs and minimized risk.

2002 a" 2006 Wachovia Bank, Philadelphia, PA


Vice-President - Global Custody Operations

Responsibilities included
a Managing day-to-day activities of several major securities functions (Equities
, Fixed Income, and Derivatives)
a Overseeing daily cash management and foreign currency exposure; ensuring all c
ash and trade exceptions were cleared within three business days
a Liaising with investment managers, traders and sub-custodians
a Overseeing trade processing and settlement activities in global markets for ov
er 5000 transactions monthly valued at approximately $3 billion
a Coordinating with fund accounting for proper and timely valuation of portfolio
s
a Implementing cost control measures to effectively meet the departmentas budget
ary goals
a Working aggressively with sales and the portfolio transition team to increase
revenue in line with departmental goals
a Continuously interacting and strategizing with the IT department to improve wo
rk flows
a Recommending risk management strategies and providing updates on the status of
ongoing projects to senior management
a Providing leadership and management to the team and developing future talent f
or securities operations

3/2000 - 3/2002 Federated Global Investment Management, New York, NY


Assistant Vice-President - Global Investment Operations

a Responsibilities included overseeing global settlements / operations group man


aging $7 billion equity and fixed income portfolio
a Provided daily investable cash to the portfolio managers and coordinated tradi
ng functions with trading desk to ensure timely implementations of orders and ca
sh flows.
a Monitored compliance according to the clientas mandate.
a Managed relationship with funds global custodians and fund accountants

1996 a" 2000 First Union National Bank, Philadelphia, PA


Assistant Vice-President - Global Custody Operations

a Responsibilities included daily supervision of investment operations - interna


tional settlements, corporate actions, income posting, trade support, cash manag
ement and internal control.
a Coordinated with the compliance department to ensure portfolios are fully comp
liant with investment objectives and banking regulations.
a Liaised with the technology department to improve trade flow and reconciliatio
n process.
a Worked with Investment Accounting to ensure proper accruals and daily portfoli
o valuations.
a Managed vendor (agent banks) relationships to obtain timely country / market i
nformation.

1994 a" 1996 Highbridge Capital Management Company, New York, NY


Manager - Global Investment Operations

a Managed the process for trade settlement (equity and fixed income), stock lend
ing and administration of derivatives and financial instruments, Income and with
holding tax analysis.
a Conducted performance measurement for international and domestic portfolios.
a Managed and supervised the activities of investment operation specialists.

1987 a" 1994 Sheffield Management Company, New York, NY


Assistant Manager - Global Investment Operations

a Conducted performance measurement for international and domestic portfolios


a Monitored various indices, economic indicators and trends in evaluating portfo
lio positions
a Oversaw compliance, financial reporting and daily cash management operations
a Dealt in spot and forward currency markets, handling 40 currencies at any give
n time
a Ensured rigorous control of securities and entitlements processing, money mark
et and foreign exchange settlements including emerging markets
a Interacted extensively with money managers, brokers, global custodians, client
s, fund operations and investment accounting departments.

Education
New York Institute of Finance, New York, NY
Certificate - Foreign Securities, 1987
New York University, New York, NY
Foreign Exchange Trading and Hedging Techniques, 1987
Hampton University, Hampton, VA
MBA, 1986