Tanya Ghaleb-Harter is a member of the CIO Due Diligence Strategy team responsible for leading the advisor communication process on alternative investments, a $45 billion business that includes liquid alternatives, hedge funds, and private equity. In this role, she speaks at firm and industry events, works with asset class specialists and manager research analysts to synthesize market and strategy views, and partners with fund analysts to meet with managers across strategies and structures. She has been with Merrill Lynch since 2009, having previously helped build and lead the firm’s liquid alternatives research process. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at Deutsche Bank as a portfolio manager and lead analyst for the fund of hedge funds business, where she ran multi-strategy and emerging manager portfolios, and she led investment due diligence for global macro, managed futures, commodity and quantitative equity hedge funds. Tanya also served as head of quantitative portfolio analysis for the group, where she developed optimization and performance attribution models for hedge fund portfolios. She began her career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the Research and Market Analysis Group. Tanya has written and co-authored articles appearing in professional journals and educational publications, including the Journal of Wealth Management and the Journal of Private Equity. She holds a BA (Phi Beta Kappa) in economics and an MBA in finance from Cornell University.