Janaki Rao

Janaki Rao

Portfolio Manager and Head—Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities Research

6 Years at AB
24 Years of experience

Janaki Rao is a Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Head of Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities Research, where he oversees agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) research, including fundamental and relative-value research. He brings decades of experience to AB, with a focus on MBS and US interest-rate strategies. Before joining the firm, Rao spent seven years in the US Interest Rate Strategy Group at Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for covering the agency MBS market, including publishing for the flagship weekly publication, and generating ad hoc reports on breaking news, in-depth analysis of emerging trends and product primers. He also engaged with policymakers on various issues related to housing finance. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Rao ran the advance pricing, debt and derivatives trading desk at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. He holds a BA in economics from Delhi University and an MBA in finance from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. Location: New York

Credit Risk-Transfer Securities: Finding the Way Forward
US Housing Reform and the Future of CRTs
Is the US Housing Market Headed for a Correction?
Why the US Government Should Guarantee Your Mortgages
Will Tax Reform Derail CRTs? Don’t Bet on It
Rising Rates Won’t Hurt US Home Prices

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