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Sandip Bhagat

head of equities, Vanguard

Sandip A. Bhagat is a principal at Vanguard and head of equities. Mr. Bhagat has direct oversight responsibility for all passive and active equity portfolios and alternatives strategies managed by Vanguard Quantitative Equity Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in investment management in the areas of quantitative equity, asset allocation, alternatives, currencies, and derivatives. Before joining Vanguard in 2009, Mr. Bhagat was head of global asset allocation and systematic strategies at Morgan Stanley Investment Management from 2004 to 2008. Before that, he was managing director at Citigroup Asset Management. He began his career in 1987 at Travelers Investment Management Company, where he eventually became chief investment officer. Mr. Bhagat, a CFA charterholder, earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Bombay and an M.S. in chemical engineering and M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.