Every quarter, Canterbury's Outsourced CIO committee shares their observations of the market that impact the management of our discretionary portfolios in the Canterbury Outsourced CIO Commentary.
The first three months of 2022 brought on a variety of external issues that directly or indirectly affected individuals in almost every country: the political and economic tragedies and uncertainties surrounding the Russian-Ukrainian war, possible risks associated with additional variants of the COVID-19 virus, disrupted supply chains, high inflation, rising interest rates, and fiscal and monetary tightening by most major central banks were a few of note.
Despite geopolitical concerns, underlying economic growth prospects remain positive as many economies continue to open, making it possible for business services, travel, and work to move towards pre-pandemic activity levels.
Ms. Parekh is a member of the Board of Directors, a shareholder of Canterbury, and directs the Canterbury Outsourced CIO platform, which caters to institutions and private clients who wish to outsource day-to-day management of their portfolios to Canterbury. In that role, Ms. Parekh is the chair of the Canterbury Outsourced CIO Committee and a member of each of the firm’s five Manager Research Committees. She joined Canterbury in 1996 as the manager of analytics with responsibility for directing the firm’s account analysts and client services group. In that role, Ms. Parekh secured many of the asset allocation modeling and research software tools we use today. In 2001, she became the director of manager research, responsible for oversight of all manager, fund, and product research; maintenance of Canterbury’s proprietary research database; and chairing the Investment Manager Research Committee. Ms. Parekh graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. She completed her Master of Business Administration at Shenandoah University.