Bob earned a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Harvard University. He continued fundamental research at MIT on the propagation of microwaves and earned multiple patents.
Bob then began a 15-year career in derivatives research and trading. He first joined JPMorgan’s derivative research group and later Robertson Stephens' derivatives trading group. His responsibilities included development of arbitrage strategies and models, arbitrage trading and risk management. From 2004 to 2010, Bob ran a high frequency trading group at Ronin Capital. He led all facets of trading system development, including software, system architecture and QA. He never had a negative P&L day due to software defect or operational issue.
Stéphane received a PhD in Physics from Harvard University. He continued his fundamental research at Thales Group. He earned multiple patents on power transistors for microwave radios and superconducting logic devices.
Stephane enjoyed a 17-year career at BNP Paribas. He directed Equity Derivative Quantitative R&D, Global Business Management, and Post Trade Services. His responsibilities included low latency arbitrage research, high performance computing, and market risk. He also served on the DTCC Warehouse Trust Company Board of Directors for two years.
Managing Director, McKay Brothers International SA
François received a PhD in Neurobiology from Marseille University in collaboration with UCL, London. He pursued fundamental research and teaching during a 15-year academic career in France. His research on plasticity of neural networks is published in a series of papers in international scientific journals.
Jim earned an MBA in Finance with honors from Columbia Business School. He received a BS in Computer Science at Boston College. Jim joined JPMorgan in a systems development role. He was quickly promoted to the block trading desk before joining JPM’s derivatives trading group. He rose to co-head of JP Morgan’s listed and structured equity options trading. Jim moved to Robertson Stephens where he managed the Equity Financial Products division. He earned a seat on Robertson’s investment bank management committee.
Beginning in 2003, Jim built an advisory business for investors, corporations, banks and funds. His practice focused on capital markets, trading, and risk management issues.