Maneesh Deshpande

managing director -head of U.S. equity strategy and global equity derivatives strategy, Barclays

Maneesh Deshpande is a managing director and head of U.S. equity strategy and global equity derivatives strategy at Barclays. For the past 10 years Barclays’ equity strategy team has been consistently ranked in the equity derivatives/equity linked category of the Institutional Investor’s annual survey. Maneesh joined Barclays in September 2008 from Lehman Brothers, where he worked in a similar role.

Prior to that, he established and ran the systematic portfolio trading desk at Goldman Sachs, was the head of principal trading at Morgan Stanley Japan and the head of U.S. interest rate options trading at BNP Paribas.

Maneesh earned a Ph.D in theoretical physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in electrical and electronics engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.