John Bowman (Executive VP at CAIA Association)

John Bowman

Executive VP at CAIA Association

John serves as Executive Vice President for the CAIA Association, overseeing the industry leading CAIA charter, thought leadership and content development, and CAIA's Asia Pacific strategy. John has devoted over 20 years to the asset management industry to recover the narrative of the value that the investment profession bring to society. He is a staunch public advocate for market integrity, long-termism, investor outcomes, diversity, human dignity and educational standards, as necessary ingredients to building a sustainable and healthy profession. John previously served as Managing Director for the Americas for CFA Institute, a region comprised of 40+ countries from Canada, the U.S., Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Bowman joined CFA Institute in 2004 after holding several industry positions. He served as a portfolio manager at Mellon Growth Advisors (MGA), where he was responsible for portfolio construction and stock selection for the MGA International Growth and MGA Global Growth strategies. Bowman also served as a portfolio manager for the International Growth Opportunities Strategy at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) in its Global Fundamental Strategies Group. John is a prolific writer and commentator, frequently appearing in industry and business publications such as the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Pension and Investments, Financial Advisor, The Independent, and CNBC. Bowman earned a BS in Business Administration from Mary Washington College and is a CFA charterholder.

Justin Ferrier (Managing Partner at Navis Private Credit)

Justin Ferrier

Managing Partner at Navis Private Credit

Mr. Ferrier is a Managing Partner of Navis Private Credit.

Mr. Ferrier has more than 30 years of experience, which includes more than 20 years as a credit investor, portfolio manager and business leader.

Previously he was a Managing Director at BlackRock where he played a pivotal role in building BlackRock’s Asian-Pacific Private Credit business, growing AUM to $700m and developing a successful regional strategy focusing on Southeast Asia and Australia.
Prior to BlackRock, he was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Myo Capital. The fund delivered 14% gross returns. Prior to Myo Capital he was a Director / Investment Committee Member with ADM Capital and a Corporate Finance Executive with Peregrine Capital and SG Warburg Group.

Mr. Ferrier holds an MBA, majoring in Finance and Accounting from Monash University and a Bachelor in Science from the University of South Australia.

Aaron Filbeck (Managing Director and Head of UniFi by CAIA)

Aaron Filbeck

Managing Director and Head of UniFi by CAIA

Aaron Filbeck, CAIA, CFA, CFP®, CIPM, FDP oversees UniFi by CAIA™, a learning platform dedicated to educating the private wealth management industry on alternative investments. He was previously responsible for leading and implementing CAIA Association's content agenda, thought leadership initiatives, and content development for the CAIA Charter Program.

Aaron is a frequent speaker and writer on various topics of alternative investments and his work has been published in CAIA’s educational programs, numerous academic journals, books, and industry publications. Aaron’s industry experience lies in private wealth management, where he oversaw asset allocation, portfolio construction, and manager research efforts for high-net-worth individuals and institutional retirement plans.

He earned a B.S. with distinction in Finance and a Master of Finance from Penn State University. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM), and Financial Data Professional (FDP) designations, and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. He is a Past President of CFA Society Columbus and serves as a board director and Programs Chair for CFA Society Philadelphia. Aaron is an adjunct professor and serves on multiple advisory boards for Penn State University.

Kanchan Jain (Head at BPEA Credit Group)

Kanchan Jain

Head at BPEA Credit Group

Ms. Kanchan Jain has 29 years of experience across corporate and structured finance, private credit, loan markets and debt capital markets across Europe and Asia. She has worked across origination, structuring, underwriting and risk. As Head of BPEA Credit Group, Ms. Jain is responsible for the overall business across all its investment & non-investment functions. Over the last 11 years, Ms. Jain, along with leadership team, has led the creation and build-out of BPEA Credit into one of the leading private credit management groups in Asia, focused on the fast growing mid-market corporate sector. Before moving to India in 2008, Ms. Jain worked for 10 years in London as Managing Director at HSBC, and before that as Director at Barclays Capital in the Structured Credit business. Prior to that, Ms. Jain worked in the Asian debt capital markets across debt syndication, loan trading & risk, based out of Hong Kong and in project finance based out of India. Ms. Jain has lived and worked in India, Asia & the UK and holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from VNIT and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

Kulbhushan Kalia (Senior Portfolio Manager at Allianz Global Investors)

Kulbhushan Kalia

Senior Portfolio Manager at Allianz Global Investors

Kulbhushan leads the Global Private Debt platform of Allianz Global Investors in Asia. He is a Senior Portfolio manager and responsible for sourcing investments in Asia. He co-manages the Allianz Global Diversified Infrastructure & Energy Transition fund and the Allianz Global Real Estate Debt Opportunities fund. He joined Allianz Global Investors recently from Allianz Investment Management, where he was the Head of Private Debt, Asia for Allianz Investment Management. He also lead investment strategy for Allianz’s Balance Sheets in Asia with an AUM of ~EUR 48bn. Kulbhushan has over 15 years of experience in the fields of asset management, investment management, strategy and M&A.

In his previous roles, Kulbhushan has been founder member of HSBCs life insurance JV in India: Canara HSBC Life. He has also been a SaaS tech entrepreneur. A Postgraduate in Management from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management and Research, he is a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) graduate from Delhi University.

Allianz Global Investors is a global investment management firm with offices in over 20 locations worldwide. It is owned by the global financial services group Allianz. Employing nearly 3,000, it manages over EUR 500 billion in assets on behalf of institutional, retail clients and of Allianz itself.