Will Kinlaw, CFA

Will joined The Guild’s Board of Trustees in 2023. He is senior managing director and head of research at State Street Global Markets, the capital markets business at State Street, where he is responsible for a global team of 50 data scientists, quantitative researchers and macro investment strategists as well as managing partnerships with data science start-ups and academics. The team delivers proprietary investment indicators, data-driven trade ideas, and award-winning research to thousands of institutional investors around the world through its Insights platform.

Will’s personal research has focused on recession forecasting, private equity investing, asset allocation, inflation and risk measurement. He and his co-authors received “outstanding article” awards for their research in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2021. The second edition of his book, “Asset Allocation: From Theory to Practice and Beyond,” co-authored with Mark Kritzman and David Turkington, was published in 2021. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Journal of Alternative Investments. He holds an M.S. in finance from Boston College, a B.A. in economics from Tufts University, and a CFA designation.