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Aamir Sheikh is the Chief Investment Officer and CEO at Echelon Asset Management. Aamir joined Echelon in 2013 from Bank of America, where he was Managing Director in the Enterprise Portfolio Management Group, part of the Corporate Investment Group. Prior to moving to the Corporate Investment Group, from 2006 to 2010 Aamir was Managing Director of Portfolio Analytics in the Global Equities group of Merrill Lynch. From 1994 to 2005, Aamir served in various roles at Barra Inc. Barra was acquired by Morgan Stanley in 2004 and merged with MSCI and in 2005 Aamir continued at MSCI-Barra as Managing Director and Head of Research. At Barra, Aamir's roles included Manager of Derivatives Research, Head of Enterprise Risk Management, Director of Research at Barra Rogers Casey, Director of Research and Head of the Content Group (Research, data development and maintenance, and model delivery), Head of Distribution (Sales, Marketing and Client Support), and President. Aamir was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Indiana University from 1987 to 1994. Aamir has numerous publications in both academic and practitioner journals. Aamir has a Ph.D. in Business Administration, specializing in Finance, from the University of California at Berkeley, and an A.B., summa cum laude, from Columbia University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Aamir is a member of the 2002 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.