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Family Information

I'm Lisa Plaxco, the uber-shiksa of this site. The family website is SmellyPlaces, dedicated to chronicling our travels to some of the more delicious regions of the world.  My handsome husband Kevin is a professor at UCSB.  Our daughter, Zoe has just revamped her webpage. Check it out.

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Contact Information

Street address
2794 Williams Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Phone number
(805) 569 6974

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Professional Information

Lisa M. Plaxco, Chartered Financial Analyst
Director, First Quadrant, L.P.
800 E. Colorado Blvd.., Suite 900
Pasadena, CA 91101
(805) 569 6974 [voice]
(626) 396 3241 [fax]

First Quadrant is an affiliate of Affiliated Managers Group

Electronic mail address

First Quadrant web address

Brief Biography

Lisa Plaxco, CFA is a Director in First Quadrant's global derivatives group.  She shares responsibility for research, implementation and marketing of First Quadrant's global macro strategies, with specific expertise in asset allocation and rebalancing.  Lisa joined First Quadrant in January 1992, serving first as the senior researcher for the US equity strategy and later as the head researcher in the London office. Lisa returned to the Pasadena office in 1997 and became a CFA charterholder in 2004. Before entering finance, she was a research scientist for Maxdem, a polymer chemistry company, and taught physics at Westridge School for Girls.  Mrs. Plaxco holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology, having studied organometallic catalysis under Harry Gray and atomistic simulations under Bill Goddard.

Articles, book chapters and monographs

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Mountaineering Experiences Links to History

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Last revised: May 2008.