Ashish Kochar is a portfolio manager for the Threadneedle Global Extended Alpha, American Extended Alpha, American Absolute Alpha and American Select funds. He also is responsible for consumer sector research. Ashish joined the company in 2008 as a senior portfolio analyst within the US Equities team and subsequently joined the Global Equities team in 2010. He joined the company from a ‘Tiger Cub’ hedge fund and previously worked as an analyst for Merrill Lynch in New York. Ashish holds an MBA from Mason School of Business, The College of William and Mary.