QMA inks first chief business officer, continuing expansion

Newark-based QMA announced Wednesday it has named Linda Gibson to the newly-created role of chief business officer.

QMA is the quantitative equity and global multiasset specialist of PGIM, the $1.2 trillion global investment management business of Prudential Financial Inc.

The appointment, QMA said, is the latest step in QMA’s global expansion.

Gibson will work closely with Andrew Dyson, chairman and CEO, and be tasked with advancing QMA’s business strategy. She will also oversee financial business planning and management, competitive intelligence, project management, human resources, operational risk and cross-functional initiatives.

“Linda brings a wealth of knowledge to QMA with her nearly 30 years of experience across all aspects of operating a large global company in the asset management industry,” Dyson said. “Her hire is proof that QMA’s innovative, client-focused culture continues to attract top-notch talent to complement our existing management team.”

Gibson has nearly 30 years of investment management and financial services business experience and spent 18 years at BrightSphere Investment Group.

“I’m thrilled to join QMA at such a pivotal time for the firm,” Gibson said. “I’m looking forward to working with the team to drive the strategy to the next level as we solidify QMA as a leading global player across the full range of quantitative strategies.”