Omer Tareen


Mr. Omer Tareen, CFA

Mr. Omer Tareen, CFA

Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Omer Tareen has more than 17 years of investment management experience in such diverse areas as market risk, cross‐asset class derivatives trading, portfolio management and overlay strategies. He joined Verus in 2012 and is currently responsible for the portfolio management team of the discretionary division of the firm, Verus Investors, LLC. He also serves on the management committee and holds a seat on the alternative investments committee.

Previously, Mr. Tareen led the portfolio management team for Samba Capital (formerly Citibank) which manages assets in excess of $9 billion. During his leadership at Samba Capital, he restructured the asset management team through talent upgrade, product line rationalization, upgrade of support and risk management systems, and portfolio performance turnaround.

As a group portfolio manager and market risk manager in Microsoft Corporation’s treasury group, Mr. Tareen’s team was responsible for the implementation of cross‐asset class overlay and tail risk hedging strategies for an $80 billion investment portfolio. He also led the technological and technical initiative to design and implement a robust risk and performance monitoring system. As a result of these initiatives and their successful implementation, Mr. Tareen was awarded the distinguished Microsoft Gold Star Award two times. Later at Microsoft, he was directly responsible for the catastrophic hedging program for the $80 billion portfolio along with overlay strategies and trading volatility as an asset class.

Mr. Tareen graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a master of financial engineering degree (MFE). He also holds a master of business administration (MBA) in finance and a bachelor of engineering (B.Eng) degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences. Mr. Tareen is a CFA charter holder (Chartered Financial Analyst) and was also a member of the GARP examination committee for FRM tests in 2005.