Afonso Varatojo Januário is Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at NOVA SBE and a Quantitative Researcher at Santander Asset Management UK. Afonso
works in multi-asset focusing on TAA quantitative strategies. Previously, Afonso worked at Schroders Multi-Asset Investments and at Schroders
Systematic Investments. At Schroders Systematic Investments, he managed a range of global quantitative equity strategies, predominantly on behalf
of institutional clients. At Schroders Multi-Asset Investments, he developed macro research for discretionary and systematic macro investment
strategies. He also worked at Now-casting Economics, a firm which uses machine-learning models and big data to predict macro-economic growth in
real-time. Afonso received his Ph.D. degree in Finance from the London Business School, and his M.Sc. in Finance and B.Sc. in Economics from the
NOVA School of Business and Economics. His research focuses on the topics of systematic investing, asset allocation, macro and cross-asset risk
as a source of mispricing.