Katrina Sherrerd Chief Executive Officer, Research Affiliates Share Add Download Print Dr. Sherrerd is president and chief executive officer of Research Affiliates, a subadvisor to PIMCO. In this role, she manages the overall operations and resources of the firm, the communication between the board and senior management, and the establishment of long-range strategy and policy designed to allow the firm to deliver on its core mission of cutting-edge research and innovative product development. Dr. Sherrerd currently serves on the boards of Rayliant Global Advisors and the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance. Prior to joining Research Affiliates, she was a member of the Investment Advisory Committee for the Virginia Retirement System and also served as vice chair. She was also managing director at the CFA Institute, leading the research and education effort, including oversight of the Financial Analysts Journal. She holds a bachelor's degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, a master's degree from MIT and a Ph.D from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.