Panelist Bios

Curtis Y. Arledge
Vice Chairman, BNY Mellon
Chief Executive Officer, Investment Management

Curtis Arledge

Curtis Arledge is Vice Chairman of BNY Mellon and Chief Executive Officer of Investment Management, which includes the company’s asset management and wealth management businesses. BNY Mellon Investment Management is a leading global asset manager and in the top 10 in the U.S., with $ 1.6 trillion in assets under management. Curtis is also head of the BNY Mellon Markets Group, which includes the company’s Global Markets, Global Collateral Services, and Prime Services businesses. Additionally, Curtis is a member of BNY Mellon's Executive Committee, which is the senior-most governing body of the corporation.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon in 2010, Curtis was the Chief Investment Officer for fundamental fixed income portfolios at BlackRock, Inc. He joined BlackRock from Wachovia Corporation, where he was the global head of the fixed income division within the bank's corporate and investment banking group. He spent 12 years of his career at Wachovia, and had oversight for various business lines in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including leveraged finance, investment grade, global rates, structured products, corporate loan and commercial real estate portfolios, and financial institutions investment banking.

From 1993 to 1996, Curtis was a founding member of Mariner Investment Group, specializing in fixed income arbitrage trading. From 1988 to 1993, he was a fixed income portfolio manager at BlackRock. A graduate of Princeton University, Curtis began his career as an analyst with Salomon Brothers in 1987.

Curtis is Vice Chair of the U.S. Treasury Department's Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee and a member of the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame. He serves on the Board of Trustees of International House New York, an international cultural exchange program, and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Bond Market Association, a predecessor organization to SIFMA.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Autism Speaks, the largest autism science and advocacy organization in the U.S., and the Board of Advisors of The New England Center for Children, a private, nonprofit autism research and education center.

BNY Mellon Investment Management is the umbrella organization for BNY Mellon's affiliated investment management firms and global distribution companies. Each investment management firm has its own proprietary investment processes, and focused investment approaches for specific markets and/or asset classes. Collectively, BNY Mellon Asset Management's boutiques represent a great breadth and depth of expertise in virtually every major asset class and sector.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which ranks among the top 10 U.S. wealth managers, provides wealth planning, investment management and banking services to individuals and families, family offices, and charitable gift programs through offices in 18 states and four countries.

As part of the BNY Mellon Markets Group, Global Markets includes the company’s foreign exchange, capital markets and derivatives trading businesses worldwide. BNY Mellon's Global Collateral Services business offers a comprehensive suite of capabilities to help clients address their collateral, liquidity and securities financing needs. Pershing Prime Services provides a comprehensive, integrated suite of global prime brokerage solutions backed by dedicated, high-touch service.

David Leduc, CFA
Chief Investment Officer, Standish

David Leduc

David is Chief Investment Officer responsible for overseeing all investment management activities at Standish. Prior to this, he was Managing Director of Global Fixed Income and Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for overseeing the management of all non-U.S. and global bond strategies. He subsequently took on the role of Chief Investment Officer of Active Fixed Income. David joined Standish in 1995 as a portfolio manager and analyst for U.S. domestic fixed income, moving from structured finance to global strategies in 1999. Prior to joining Standish, David spent seven years as an Investment Officer at State Street. He has an M.B.A. from Boston University and a B.S. from the University of Rhode Island. David holds the CFA® designation and has 26 years of investment experience. David's activities with not-for-profit organizations include serving as senior representative for BNY Mellon Trust Company in its role as Corporate Trustee of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Trust.

Raman Srivastava, CFA
Co-Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Standish

Raman Srivastava

Raman is Co-Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of Global Fixed Income. In conjunction with the CIO, Raman is responsible for overseeing the management of all single and multi-sector active fixed income portfolios. As head of the Global Fixed Income team, Raman oversees all global and non-U.S. fixed income strategies. Raman joined Standish in 2012 from Putnam Investments where he was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for global fixed income, multi-sector fixed income and absolute return strategies. Raman earned a Masters of Science in Computational Finance at Carnegie Mellon University and Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. Raman holds the CFA® designation and has over 17 years of investment experience. In 2008, Raman was named one of the top 20 rising stars of fixed income by Institutional Investor magazine.


Standish investment professionals manage Dreyfus Opportunistic Fixed Income Fund under a dual employee arrangement between Standish and The Dreyfus Corporation (Dreyfus). Dreyfus is the fund’s investment adviser. Dreyfus and Standish are subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.