Gina Sanchez is the founder and chairwoman of Chantico Global, LLC as well as a contributor and guest host for CNBC. Chantico Global was spun out of Roubini Global Economics in 2012 in order to build on the success of RGE's Asset Allocation product line with the intention of offering a wider range of services including asset management. At RGE, Ms. Sanchez was the director of equity and asset allocation for Roubini Global Economics. Prior to joining RGE, Ms. Sanchez spent four years as an institutional asset manager, serving at the California Endowment, a US$3 billion Los Angeles-based foundation, as managing director of public investments and at the Ford Foundation, a US$10 billion New York-based foundation, as director of public investments. In both roles, she was responsible for making asset allocation and manager selection recommendations for all external public managers, including both total return and absolute return strategies. In addition, she was a portfolio manager and strategist for eight years at American Century Investment Management in Mountain View, Calif. She also worked in Emerging Markets Research at JP Morgan in New York. She is frequently quoted in the media and was a recipient of Institutional Investor's 2009 Foundations and Endowments Rising Stars Award. She holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard and a master's in International Policy Studies from Stanford.