Leandro A. Festino, CFA, CAIA

Managing Principal/ Consultant

Multi-cultural, multi-lingual, senior investment professional with 20 years of research, advisory, and client service experience. Leandro is an Italian citizen, born in Argentina, and residing in the U.S. since 1996. Before relocating to North America, he was an accomplished tennis player, attaining a world ranking in the ATP Tour.

As a senior investment consultant at Meketa, Leandro is experienced working with a variety of plan sponsors, including public, corporate and Taft-Hartley retirement plans; endowments and foundations; and healthcare organizations, operating pools, and offshore clients. He has a demonstrated track record helping clients set investment policy and asset allocation, as well as reviewing and selecting managers and products in traditional and alternative asset classes in both onshore and offshore markets.

Leandro received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Boston College, with Beta Gamma Sigma honors, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Evansville, majoring in economics and mathematics.

Leandro received his designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. He has served in the CFA Society of San Diego Board in multiple roles, including serving as its President. He also serves a Trustee and Chair of the Investment Committee of the Univiersity of San Diego, Investment Committee Member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, U.S. and Canada Province, and Supervisory Committee Member of Frontwave Credit Union.