Sid Dastidar, CFA

Sid Dastidar, CFA

Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Construction & Risk Management

Mr. Dastidar is Oaktree’s Head of Portfolio Construction & Risk Management and is also responsible for leading risk modeling at the firm.  He joined the firm in 2021 from Brigade Capital, where he was a senior quantitative analyst and risk officer focused on long / short high yield structured credit, distressed, capital structure arbitrage, equities, special situations and illiquid strategies.  Before that, Mr. Dastidar was the director and head of market strategy, equity derivatives at Newedge, a Société Générale-owned firm.  Mr. Dastidar began his career at ICICI Bank in Mumbai as an investment manager focused on project finance, venture capital and private equity.  Mr. Dastidar then worked at Lehman Brothers / Barclays Capital as a vice president for quantitative portfolio strategy, focused on bespoke assignments with buy side clients on portfolio construction, risk modeling and index replication.  He also devised a methodology for calculating liquidity scores for fixed income instruments, which was subsequently patented.  Mr. Dastidar earned a Ph.D. in finance and economics from Columbia Business School in New York where his research examined the effect of financial asset supply on the asset prices in the U.S. agency and treasury markets.  Mr. Dastidar’s dissertation chapter was published in the Journal of Financial Economics and he was chosen as the Best Ph.D. Student by Financial Research Association in 2007.  Mr. Dastidar completed the PDGM degree (an M.B.A. equivalent) at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India, and a B.Sc. (honors) in economics from the Presidency College in Calcutta, India.  Mr. Dastidar is an adjunct professor at Columbia University teaching a graduate-level course on global capital markets, as well as a textbook author.  He is a member of the Economic Club of New York and is a CFA charterholder. 

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