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Melissa McGrane is a co-founder of and portfolio manager at Datum 9 Analytics, an SEC-registered investment advisor focused on global equity portfolio management.  She has nearly two decades of industry experience with expertise in quantitative research.  Melissa spent 15 years at William Blair starting on the fixed income desk and moving to fundamental equity research before joining the international equities team as a quantitative strategist in 2007.   Her tenure at William Blair also included five years managing a systematic equity portfolio.  

She is a CFA Charterholder, Treasurer of the CFA Society Miami, and a member of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA).  Melissa graduated Magna Cum Laude from Coe College with a double major in Economics and Business Administration and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Economics, Finance, and Econometrics and Statistics. She is the Vice-President and Program Chair of CFA Society Miami.