Tilak Lal, CFA, is a managing director of K2 Advisors, L.L.C. and Chief Risk Officer for the firm. In addition, he is responsible for the Performance and Investment Risk function within Franklin Templeton Solutions.
Mr. Lal joined K2 Advisors, L.L.C. in 2009 as Director of Risk Management.
Mr. Lal began his career as a flight controls engineer at the Boeing Aircraft Company. In 1997, Mr. Lal joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York as a senior consultant focusing on the Reuters Risk Management system. He later joined Reuters and served as the Product Support and Client Services Manager. He joined Askari Risk Management Systems (a State Street business unit) in New York in 2000 as the Head of Client Services. He was appointed Global Head of Financial Engineering in 2002. In 2006, Mr. Lal joined Pequot Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund based in Westport, Connecticut as a senior risk analyst. He became Pequot’s Chief Risk Officer in 2008.
Mr. Lal has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Rutgers University, an M.S in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia Business School. Outside K2, Mr. Lal is a member of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees. Within the Rutgers Board, he sits on the Athletics Committee and chairs the investment committee for the university’s endowment. He also serves on the Industry Advisory boards of the Rutgers School of Engineering and the Rutgers Masters in Mathematical Finance (MSMF) program. In addition, Mr. Lal sits on the Board of Advisors of the University of Connecticut Masters in Financial Risk Management (MSFRM) program and also teaches in the program as an adjunct professor. Mr. Lal holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation.