Bala Cumaresan, CFA
Chief Executive Officer
Bala founded Siharum Advisors, LLC in 2008 and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Bala has more than 25 years of asset allocation, manager selection and portfolio construction experience. Prior to founding Siharum, Bala was the Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at Federal Street Advisors, Inc. From 1995 through 2000, Bala worked at Kobren Insight Management as an Analyst and later was promoted as the firm’s Director of Research. Bala began his investment career as a Quantitative Analyst at Aeltus Investment Management, Inc.
Bala was born in Sri Lanka and received a BS in Engineering from Bharathiyar University in Coimbatore, India and an MBA from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Bala holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, and he is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the Boston Estate Planning Council. Bala also serves as a trustee of the Rivers School in Weston, MA. Bala, his wife and their daughter reside in Weston, Massachusetts.