Omar Aguilar, Ph.D.
Omar Aguilar is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Schwab Asset Management, responsible for leading, developing, and overseeing all investment strategies for the firm. Schwab Asset Management is the dba name for Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc., a subsidiary of The Charles Schwab Corporation and the investment adviser to the Schwab Funds, Laudus Funds, Schwab ETFs, and equity and fixed income separate account strategies. Schwab Asset Management also provides provides non-discretionary advisory services to the Charles Schwab Trust Bank (CSTB) Collective Investment Trusts.
Mr. Aguilar has more than 25 years of broad investment management experience in the equity markets, including managing index, quantitative equity, asset allocation, and multi-manager strategies. Prior to joining Schwab Asset Management in 2011, Mr. Aguilar worked at Financial Engines where he was responsible for managing more than $40 billion in assets from leading retirement plan sponsors in the defined contribution market. Before that, he served as head of quantitative equity for ING Investment Management (now known as Voya Investment Management), building and developing the group and managing more than $20 billion in assets with 15 global active, index and enhanced index strategies for pension funds, variable annuities, and mutual funds. Mr. Aguilar also served as head of quantitative research for Lehman Brothers' alternative investment management business and as a director of quantitative research and a portfolio manager with both Merrill Lynch Investment Management and Bankers Trust.
Mr. Aguilar was a Fulbright Scholar at Duke University’s Institute of Statistics and Decisions Sciences where he earned a Master of Science and a doctorate. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in actuarial sciences and a graduate degree in applied statistics from the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM).