Tilak Lal

Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer, K2 Advisors, LLC

Tilak Lal is a managing director of K2 Advisors, LLC and Chief Risk Officer for the firm. In addition, he is responsible for the performance and investment risk function within Franklin Templeton Solutions. Mr. Lal joined K2 Advisors, LLC in 2009 as Director of Risk Management.

Mr. Lal began his career as a flight controls engineer at Boeing Aircraft Company. In 1997, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York as a senior consultant focusing on the Reutgers Risk Management system. He later joined Reuters and served as the Product Support and Client Services Manager. He joined Askari Risk Management Systems in New York in 2000 as the Head of Client Services. Mr. Lal was appointed Global Head of Financial Engineering in 2002. In 2006, he joined Pequot Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund based in Westport, CT, as a senior risk analyst. He became Pequot's Chief Risk Officer in 2008.

Outside Franklin Templeton, Mr. Lal is a member of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees. At Rutgers, he chairs the investment committee for the university’s endowment. In addition, he sits on the Board of Advisors of the University of Connecticut Masters in Financial Risk Management (MSFRM) program. Mr. Lal holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation.

Mr. Lal has a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University, a master of science degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.