Senior Lecturer in Finance, and Associate Faculty Director of the Master of Finance Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management
Gita Rao is a Senior Lecturer in Finance, and Associate Faculty Director of the Master of Finance program at the MIT Sloan School of Management with over two decades of experience in global investing, asset allocation, risk management, and client service. In addition, she has managed socially responsible portfolios and teaches a course on social impact investing at MIT Sloan. Ms. Rao has been a portfolio manager and Director of quantitative equity research at MFS Investment Management and Wellington Management Company in Boston. Prior to managing portfolios, she was a senior research analyst at Fidelity Management & Research Company and vice president at Kidder, Peabody & Co. in New York.
Ms. Rao has served as a president of the Society of Quantitative Analysts, on the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal, on the board of trustees of the Research Foundation of the CFA Institute, and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Rochester, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a BA in Economics from Delhi University’s St. Stephen’s College in India.
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