WorldQuant is a quantitative investment firm founded in 2007 and currently has over 700 employees spread across 25 offices in 15 countries. WorldQuant is focused on developing high-quality financial strategies across a variety of asset classes in global markets, utilizing a proprietary research platform and risk management process.
WorldQuant Accelerator is a global, independent portfolio manager platform that provides exceptional managers with full access to the firm's leading technology and capabilities. The platform gives managers the opportunity to grow and develop more rapidly in an entrepreneurial environment without having to manage the challenges associated with starting and running their own firms.
The Virtual Research Center offers people across the world — regardless of their country of origin or level or experience — the opportunity to become part of the WorldQuant community. They get the chance to learn about quantitative finance, build financial models, participate in global competitions and be considered for potential research consultant positions at WorldQuant. The Virtual Research Center utilizes a proprietary modeling platform called WebSim, where simple expression-based syntax or Python code is used to build and test alphas, or trading signals.
The WorldQuant Foundation was established to make a positive impact in the world through targeted donations to qualified organizations and students worldwide. Every donation is made with the aim of producing a long-lasting and beneficial change in the recipient and his or her society.
Mr. Tulchinsky is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of WorldQuant, LLC, which he established in 2007 following 12 years as a statistical arbitrage portfolio manager at Millennium Management. Prior to joining Millennium Management, Mr. Tulchinsky was a venture capitalist, scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, video game programmer and author. He holds an MA in Computer Science from the University of Texas, completed in a record nine months, and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School.
Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, WorldQuant, LLC
Mr. Lauprete oversees WorldQuant’s investment research, investment strategy, risk management and capital allocation, as well as the development and deployment of the firm’s back-testing software. Prior to joining WorldQuant in 2007, Mr. Lauprete was a Portfolio Manager at Millennium Management and a Quantitative Analyst at Deutsche Bank. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT and a BS in Physics from Tufts University.
President and Chief Operating Officer, WorldQuant, LLC
Mr. DeAddio oversees the global day-to-day operations of WorldQuant, including the execution of strategic business and capital development initiatives. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Mr. DeAddio was Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Investor Relations at Elm Ridge Capital and before that served as Chief Operating Officer at Credit Suisse Alternative Asset Management. He was also Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Silver Point Capital and a Managing Director in the Credit business at Citadel Investments Group. Mr. DeAddio holds an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT. He began his career at Bell Communications Research and holds a patent for an object-oriented system used to manage complex financial instruments.
Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, WorldQuant, LLC
Mr. Blomberg oversees WorldQuant's global Legal, Human Resources and Data Procurement functions. Prior to joining WorldQuant in 2014, Mr. Blomberg was a partner in the law firm of Withers Bergman LLP, where he served as WorldQuant's outside general counsel. Before joining Withers, Mr. Blomberg was a partner at Pullman & Comley, LLC. Mr. Blomberg holds a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BA from Colgate University.
Mr. Marom is responsible for oversight of WorldQuant’s financial management processes and facilities functions. Prior to joining WorldQuant in 2014, Mr. Marom served as Chief Financial Officer at The Rohatyn Group and Global Product Manager for the Plexus Group, Inc., a subsidiary of JP Morgan. Before that, he held several positions within JP Morgan, including Manager of Strategic Business Development. Mr. Marom holds an MS in Management and Financial Management and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mr. Rukshin oversees WorldQuant's technology and operations function. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Rukshin held numerous positions at D. E. Shaw group, including global head of IT infrastructure engineering and operations. Prior to that, he worked at Chase Manhattan Bank, supporting Equities, FX and Fixed Income trading desks, and began his career as a systems programmer at AT&T Labs Research. Mr. Rukshin holds an MS in Technology Management from Columbia University and a BS in Management Science and Information Systems from Rutgers University.
Mr. Asavathiratham leads the research activities of WorldQuant and oversees the Thailand office as General Manager. He began his career at WorldQuant in 2008 as a Portfolio Manager and has worked in similar roles in quant trading at Merrill Lynch and Sun Trading. Prior to WorldQuant, he worked as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Co. and a Senior Analytics Engineer at Pivotal Systems. Mr. Asavathiratham received his SB, M.Eng. and Ph.D., all in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He was a recipient of the Thailand King’s Scholarship.
Mr. Hu oversees the recently created WorldQuant Leadership Institute. Previously, he spearheaded the global expansion of WorldQuant’s research activities as Chief Research Officer. Mr. Hu has been working with WorldQuant since January 2007. Prior to WorldQuant, he was the General Manager in Millennium Management's research office in Beijing, China, and before that was the principal of Ivy League Consulting Group. He has also held positions at PowerPlan Corp., TM1 Software and AT&T Bell Labs. Mr. Hu holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a MSEE and BSEE from the University of Minnesota.
Written by experienced practitioners from WorldQuant, including its founder, chairman and CEO Igor Tulchinsky, Finding Alphas provides detailed insight into the art of generating trading signals, and gives you access to the quantitative tools you will need to practice and explore.