Vault Series features prominent speakers and topics which are relevant to our
members and guests for their continuing education.
The Vault Series welcomes Allspring Global
Investments Kevin Kneafsey. Join us for an interactive discussion about
illiquid asset holdings, Moderating the program is Uwe Schillhorn, CFA
Kevin Kneafsey is a senior investment strategist for the Systematic Edge Multi-Asset team at Allspring Global Investments. He joined Allspring from its predecessor firm, Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM). Before WFAM, Kevin was at Schroders Asset Management, where he worked as a senior advisor in the multi-asset group. Prior to that, Kevin served as the head of research for BlackRock’s multi-asset client solutions team. He held several senior positions at Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors—which later became Barclays Global Investors (BGI)—including chief strategist for the global market strategies group. Kevin formed a client solutions group at BGI, which was responsible for liability hedging, optimal beta/risk parity, and optimal alpha. He has taught classes at the University of Arizona in the Eller College of Management and at the University of California, Berkeley, in the masters in financial engineering program at the Haas School of Business. He currently teaches at CalPoly San Luis Obispo. Kevin began his investment industry career in 1994. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and finance from the University of New Mexico and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Arizona.