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Portrait of Richard R Ratkowski

Richard R. Ratkowski, CFA

Director, Investment Strategies

Rick is a director in NISA’s Investment Strategies Group. He is responsible for developing custom strategies designed to meet client objectives and developing and implementing proprietary financial modeling and engineering tools used throughout NISA. Rick is also responsible for the day-to-day oversight of NISA’s Strategic Portfolio Management Group which is charged with maintaining hedge strategies including completion portfolios. In addition, he assists in the areas of product development and growth initiatives at NISA.

Rick was recruited through NISA’s internship program and joined NISA’s Investment Strategies Group in 2005. He holds a BS in Computer Science and Economics and an MS in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

Recent Perspectives

What a Difference a Decade Makes!

While the COVID-19 crisis is certainly new for everyone, heightened volatility, a declining equity market, falling rates and widening credit spreads are not.  So although funded status has fallen this...

May 2020

Are Static Hedge Ratios Really Static?

Authors’ note: The timing of this piece may seem curious in these crazy times – specifically, a post that explores how “bond math” leads to increasing interest rate exposures in...

April 2020

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