Frances D’Alessio and William Yeskel Join PanAgora Asset Management

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PanAgora Asset Management (“PanAgora” or the “Firm”), one of the world’s leading systematic quantitative investment firms, today announced that Frances D’Alessio and William Yeskel have joined the Firm.

Ms. D’Alessio joined as Senior Strategic Relationship Manager and will focus on Consultant Relations and relationship management for Outsourced Chief Investment Officer firms. She will be based in Boston. Ms. D’Alessio brings deep knowledge of clients and consultants in the institutional asset management business to PanAgora. Before joining the firm, Ms. D’Alessio served as Managing Director at Thornburg Investment Management. Prior to that, Ms. D’Alessio was Institutional Client Portfolio Manager at Lord Abbett Investment Management.

Mr. Yeskel joins as Senior Manager, Product Communications and Management and will be working with the Distribution and Investment teams on content to bring PanAgora investment products, solutions, and insights to market. He will be relocating from Tokyo to Boston. Mr. Yeskel is well versed in systematic investment analysis and communications. Before joining PanAgora, Mr. Yeskel was the Chief Operating Officer of Zentific Investment Management, an alternative investments firm focused on Asia Emerging Markets. Prior to Zentific, Mr. Yeskel was in the Scientific Active Equity Team at BlackRock.

“We are delighted to welcome Frances and Bill to PanAgora. They are seasoned professionals with diverse backgrounds and distinguished careers. They are valuable additions to PanAgora’s efforts to bring innovative quantitative solutions to clients in the investment community,” said Jesse Huang, CFA, Head of Global Distribution at PanAgora.

Ms. D’Alessio holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Paterson University, a Master of Art in International Affairs from Drew University and a Master of Business Administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Mr. Yeskel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bard College and a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard University.

About PanAgora Asset Management:

Founded in 1989, PanAgora Asset Management is a leading global investment firm which utilizes sophisticated quantitative techniques that incorporate fundamental insights and vast amounts of market information spanning absolute and relative return strategies within alternative, risk premia and active equity disciplines. PanAgora had approximately $33 billion of client assets under management, as of June 30, 2023. More information can be found by visiting