Mustafa Chowdhury comes with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He has held senior positions at several leading firms, including Voya Investments (formerly ING US), Deutsche Bank, Bear Stearns and Freddie Mac. He has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in trading, research, and portfolio management of G-10 Macro Rates, MBS and Derivatives. Most recently, Mustafa was the Head of Rates, FX, and Derivatives at Voya Investments, where he was part of the team that managed more than $40 billion of institutional fixed income portfolios. He was also responsible for the Variable Annuity hedging desks.
Prior to that, he was a Managing Director and Head of US Rates and MBS Strategy at Deutsche Bank. In this role, Mustafa worked with some of the largest clients of Deutsche Bank, including key Central Banks, hedge funds and investment managers. Before joining Deutsche Bank, he was a Fixed Income Derivatives Strategist at Bear Stearns & Co. Mustafa began his career in 1988 as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Louisiana State University. He transitioned from academia to the investment and banking sector in 1994 when he joined Freddie Mac, where he was Co-head of Asset-Liability Management and was responsible for managing one of the world’s largest fixed income derivatives portfolios and trading desks. Mustafa holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California-San Diego.