Roberto Perli is the Manager of the System Open Market Account (SOMA) and a senior leader in the New York Fed’s Markets Group. In his role, Mr. Perli is responsible for implementing monetary policy at the direction of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).
Mr. Perli has over 20 years of financial services experience related to both monetary policy and financial markets. His selection as SOMA Manager was approved by the FOMC in February 2023 and he started in the role shortly thereafter.
Before joining the New York Fed, Mr. Perli was most recently Head of Global Policy at Piper Sandler. Previously, he co-founded Cornerstone Macro (a widely respected macroeconomic research firm that was acquired by Piper Sandler in 2022), was a managing director at International Strategy and Investment Group, and served on the senior monetary policy staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Mr. Perli started his career as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Perli first studied economics at Università Ca' Foscari in Venice, Italy, and later received his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University.