Eric Christiansen

Eric Christiansen
Data Strategy Officer, Barclays Global Investors


Eric is Data Strategy Officer for the Global Advanced Active group of Barclays Global Investors. He has been working with financial data as reference data and as fuel for large institutional quantitative investment strategies for more than 15 year.

Eric supported the transformation of one of the world’s largest index managers to a firm that is now also one of the worlds largest active fund managers. Eric is responsible for maintaining a data strategy that gives Barclays Global Investors researchers and fund managers a competitive edge in the never ending quest to beat the market. Eric has front line experience working with market data, fundamental data, analyst data and economic data from scores of data vendors.

Before working in the finance industry Eric worked on Air Defense systems for several aerospace companies including ITT Defense, Hughes Ground Systems and others.

Eric has a BS in Computer Science from West Coast University.


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