Partha Chakraborty, Ph.D., CFA– Founder & CEO, Kent Avenue Capital Partners, LLC and CEO of Switchboard Systems, LLC. Dr. Chakraborty is CEO of of Switch Board Systems, a Blockchain 3.0 startup monetizing proprietary technology helping solve issues around trust and identity online using Open Mustard Seed protocol developed in collaboration with MIT Media Lab. He is in the process of launching a provider of choice for institutional quality vehicles for Crypto Assets, an effort that capitalizes his nativity in both investments and in Blockchain space.
Before transitioning to Blockchain, Dr. Chakraborty spent two decades in all parts of investment value chain covering all asset classes and multiple geographies, and as an entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur he started three investment funds, all monetizing intellectual property he developed over a decade. He helped a marquee NY based asset manager navigate minefields while maintaining goodwill as a consultant. During his tenure at a top two global fixed income firm, he was responsible for enhancing the firm’s risk management protocols and streamlining how risk management and portfolio management interact with one another. His experience also includes managing the entire investment P&L for a multi-asset class portfolio for a NYSE listed reinsurance firm and leading quantitative asset allocation for the entire client spectrum for a top 2 US bank. Dr. Chakraborty started his US career as a Fixed Income Analyst at a top Wall Street shop and then spent four very productive years building US Financials Equity investments franchise for a top 2 Japanese asset manager.
Dr. Chakraborty, a CFA Charter holder, has a Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from Cornell University as well as degrees in Statistics and Economics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India. He attended a Harvard Business School Executive Program for Senior Investment Company Managers. In addition to his professional expertise, Dr. Chakraborty has an unsubstantiated claim of being the world’s second most recognized expert on high-speed train videos.