Omid Shakernia Asset Allocation, Research Affiliates Share Add Download Print Mr. Shakernia is a senior vice president of asset allocation at Research Affiliates, a subadvisor to PIMCO. He is responsible for quantitative research and implementation of global tactical asset allocation strategies. Prior to joining Research Affiliates, Mr. Shakernia was a senior technical specialist at Northrop Grumman, where he conducted research and technology development for unmanned vehicles. Mr. Shakernia holds a master's degree in financial engineering from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He also received bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.