Member Spotlight

Hilary Till

LinkedIn  | Mon, Jun 12, 2023


Lastly this week we would like to welcome new member Hilary Till, principal at Premia Capital Management.

Hilary is a statistician with expertise in programming, modeling, and artificial intelligence. Her professional experiences span all the major asset classes, including fixed income, equities, commodities, foreign exchange, and alternative investments.

She is a principal of Chicago-based Premia Capital and a consultant with Premia Research. She provides advice to large institutions on risk management, portfolio analysis, quantitative modeling, and derivatives strategies, either through consulting engagements or executive seminars. For example, she advised Nuveen Investments on hedging strategies for the firm’s $50-billion municipal bond fund complex; provided lectures on derivatives topics to staff from the Chinese financial industry; worked as a senior data science consultant at a nationwide consumer packaged goods company; wrote white papers for CME Group; co-created the Premia Bancor Index, which is calculated and distributed by S&P Dow Jones Indices; was the longstanding editor of an academic publication for the JPMorgan Center for Commodities; is the co-editor of the Commodity Insights Digest published by Bayes Business School; and is consulting for the World Bank.

She has worked as the head of portfolio analysis at BNY Mellon Wealth Management and also as the chief of derivatives strategies at Putnam Investments where she oversaw the strategy development and execution of about $90 billion annually in derivatives. While at Putnam she also co-managed a derivatives fund whose clients included the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, and she also presented to the firm's mutual fund trustees.

Prior to Putnam, Hilary was a quantitative analyst at Harvard Management Company, specializing in hedge fund strategies and managing its first commodity fund. She also held systems development & trading positions at two banks, both of which are now part of Bank of America. And she began her professional career in the artificial intelligence group of what is now Accenture.

Hilary is a member of both the Chicago Quantitative Alliance and the Commodity & Energy Markets Association. She has presented to the following organizations: the Bank of Canada, the UK Financial Services Authority, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the US Energy Information Administration, the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, the Oxford Mathematical Institute, the International Energy Agency, and KAPSARC. She has also presented to both the SEC and OCC.

We appreciate her support for our work and mission, and we look forward to her engagement!

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