Alex Bouzakis

Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Risk Officer

PNC Asset Management

Class of RC 1979

Alex V. Bouzakis is the Chief Investment Risk Officer for the Asset Management Group of PNC.
In this role he is responsible for oversight of investment activities at AMG, including product selection,
portfolio construction, strategic portfolio allocation and performance. He is a member of the independent
Market Risk Management team (MRM) at PNC Financial Services. Previously he was the Director of
Investment Advisor Research for Wealth Management and Institutional Investments of PNC. In that
role, Mr. Bouzakis managed the Investment Advisor Research team which is dedicated to creating and
maintaining a universe of best in class investment options for PNC clients across different asset classes
and sub-styles. He is a member of various AMG business committees covering the areas of AMG
Business Risk Committee, Investment Policy Committee, Product Development, Portfolio Construction,
AMG Risk Enterprise and Investment Advisor Research Committees. Mr. Bouzakis previously was the
Manager of the Taxable Fixed Income Group for PNC Wealth Management and Institutional Investments
Prior to joining PNC, Mr. Bouzakis served as Lead Investment Risk Manager at Genworth Financial
responsible for investment portfolio allocation, investment manager selection and investment manager
enterprise risk oversight as well as portfolio hedging.
Mr. Bouzakis joined ADP Capital Management in 1999 and served as Senior Investment Officer and
Senior Portfolio Manager overseeing $12 billion in corporate, pension and client assets
Mr. Bouzakis spent 17 years and the majority of his career at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and
held various senior level investment management roles. His responsibilities included managing the
Institutional Private Portfolio area (key institutional and sovereign wealth), Global Currency Trading Desk,
as well as various Equity and Fixed Income Mutual Funds. His last role at Merrill Lynch was
Director/Senior Portfolio Manager in the Global Fixed Income Portfolio Management area.
Mr. Bouzakis began his career with the US Dept of Treasury in Washington DC (OCC). He holds a
Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College in Business Administration and has pursued postgraduate work
in International Finance at Pace University. He is a member of the Bond Club of Philadelphia and as well
as the CFA Institute, The Risk Management Association (RMA) and The Professional Risk Managers’
International Association (PRMIA). He also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the Rutgers
University Business School as well as other advisory forums.

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