Quantitative Investment Management
John Perry, Ph.D., serves as a co-portfolio manager for the flagship AlphaSimplex strategy. Dr. Perry joined AlphaSimplex in 2012. Prior to this, he worked for one of the most successful global macro hedge funds, where he researched and developed quantitative equity trading strategies and risk models. Previously, he worked on the proprietary trading desk for one of the world's largest investment banks. He earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Utah, an S.M. in Management and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. His dissertation provided new insights into the neuroeconomics of market makers.
This talk is a survey of multi-alternative investment strategies, and what it took to join this industry. I explain what a multi-alternative is and is not. As with the parable of the nobleman, I talk about hedges, towers, and robbers.