Our Faculty

QuantInsti’s Faculty are practitioners and opinion formers in the capital markets world who consult global organizations, advise institutions and routinely address high-level conferences and business forums. Faculty insights feed directly into the courses that are created to reflect the challenges of the global economy and enable our students to operate as successful leaders across the globe.

Nitin Agarwal
Nitin Agarwal
Nitin has done B.Tech Chemical Engineering from IIT Roorkee and PGDM from IIM Calcutta. Nitin is a partner with Pentagon Advisory Ltd. His gamut of experience ranges from developing novel breakthrough chemical technologies to creating proprietary trading strategies. Prior to leading the Operations team in Pentagon Advisory, he has been a quant at iRageCapital and a Leadership Associate with the Aditya Birla Group. He has a passion for teaching and in his spare time writes articles for international journals. His most recent article involved developing the Swamee-Aggarwal equation.
    Rajib Ranjan Borah
    Rajib Ranjan Borah

    Rajib has done his Bachelors in Computer Engineering from NIT, Surathkal, and PGDM from IIM Calcutta. He is a National Biology Olympiad Finalist and has represented India in World Puzzle Championship.
    Rajib leads the prop trading business for iRage as its CEO, focussing on strategy development, risk management, and internal processes. He is also a regular speaker on algorithmic trading conferences in Asia, America & Europe Prior experiences – quant research (Bloomberg, NY); high frequency trading (Optiver, Amsterdam); data analytics technology (Oracle); business strategy for an investment firm & derivatives exchanges (PwC).

      Dr. Ernest P. Chan
      Dr. Ernest P. Chan

      Dr. Chan is a commodity pool operator and trading advisor. Since 1994, he has been focusing on the development of statistical models and advanced computer algorithms to find patterns and trends in large quantities of data. He has applied his expertise in statistical pattern recognition to projects ranging from textual retrieval at IBM Research, mining customer relationship data at Morgan Stanley, and statistical arbitrage trading
      strategy research at Credit Suisse, Mapleridge Capital Management, and other hedge funds

        Shaurya Chandra
        Shaurya Chandra

        Shaurya has done B.Tech Electrical Engineering from IIT Roorkee and PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad.
        Shaurya focuses extensively on statistical research & strategy development. In his previous roles, his focus areas had been Derivatives & Quantitative Research with a focus on Sell-Side Order Execution Algorithms. Prior to iRageCapital, Shaurya worked at Bank of America, Edelweiss Securities Ltd. & Systematix Stock & Shares Ltd., where he worked as Derivative and Quantitative Analyst focused on Indian Equity markets.

          Brian Christopher
          Brian Christopher
          Brian has completed his BSc in Economics from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He is is the founder of Blackarbs LLC, a quantitative research firm. Learn from Brian how to use Machine Learning to model data and the methodologies for performance and optimization of parameters. He teaches the participants how to manage and evaluate strategy performance and an understanding of statistical properties of HFT data and bid-ask-bounce behavior.
            Varun Divakar
            Varun Divakar

            Varun holds a graduate diploma in civil engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
            Varun Divakar is a member of the Quantra Research and Development team at QuantInsti, and is responsible for creating the content for trading strategies, using Quantitative and Machine Learning techniques.
            Prior to QuantInsti, Varun worked as an associate commodities trader managing international energy and softs markets at Futures First.

              Eric Hamer
              Eric Hamer
              Eric is a serial entrepreneur with degrees in Physics and Computer Science and experience in Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, and Python programming. Before joining Quantiacs, Eric was the founding CTO at NetInformer, a mobile media company. Prior to which he worked at Keynote Systems where he invented their patented Transactive Perspective which measured and monitored the performance of the Internet.
                Dr. Yves Hilpisch
                Dr. Yves Hilpisch
                Hilpisch is the founder and managing partner of The Python Quants GmbH, Germany, as well as co-founder of The Python Quants LLC., New York. As a graduate in Business administration with a Dr.rer.pol. in Mathematical Finance.
                  Nitesh Khandelwal
                  Nitesh Khandelwal

                  Nitesh has done B.Tech Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and PGDM from IIM Lucknow.
                  Nitesh has a rich experience in financial markets spanning across various asset classes in different roles. Prior to leading QuantInsti™ as its CEO, he was the business lead for iRage.
                  He has prior experience in bank treasury (FX & Interest rate domain) and as a lead trader in a proprietary trading desk.

                    Vivek Krishnamoorthy
                    Vivek Krishnamoorthy
                    Vivek has done his B.E. in Electronics & Telecom from Mumbai University and an MBA from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has worked across various leading financial and educational institutions in India and Singapore. Before joining QuantInsti as the faculty, he was pursuing his PhD in Finance from McMaster University in Canada. Interesting trivia: He has been the country topper for a math statistics based exam conducted by the Institute of Actuaries.
                      Dr. Hui Liu
                      Dr. Hui Liu

                      Dr. Liu is the author of IbridgePy and founder of Running River Investment LLC. His major trading interests are US equities and Forex market. Running River Investment LLC is a private hedge fund specialized in the development of automated trading strategies using Python.

                        Radha Krishna Pendyala
                        Radha Krishna Pendyala

                        Radha works as a Data Scientist at Thomson Reuters. His work involves applying machine learning and quantitative financial modeling techniques to large datasets in order to solve specific problems in the financial sector. He obtained his masters in financial engineering from the City University of New York.

                          Gaurav Raizada
                          Gaurav Raizada

                          Gaurav has done B.Tech Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and PGDM from IIM Lucknow.
                          Gaurav leads the quantitative trading development at iRage along with the overall clientele business. He also leads on the Systems, Performance, and Strategy Development including trading systems development, latency reduction & optimization.
                          Prior to iRageCapital, Gaurav worked with Axis Bank as a Forex-Interest Rates Derivatives Trader.

                            Ishan Shah
                            Ishan Shah
                            Ishan has done his Bachelors in Information Technology from D J Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai, and PGDBM from Sydenham Institute of Management, Mumbai. Ishan is an expert on Statistical Arbitrage and Options. He has a rich experience in financial markets spanning across various asset classes in different roles. He works with Quantra content development team and has prior experience in Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and RBT Algo Systems.
                              Anil Yadav
                              Anil Yadav

                              Anil has done B.Tech Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and PGDM from IIM Lucknow.
                              At iRage, Anil managed multiple trading strategies and then also designed firm-wide risk and compliance practices. Anil has successfully developed and led the scalable Quantitative Strategy development for the fund operations. Prior to iRage, Anil had worked as an independent commodities trader, managing a portfolio of metals and energy products and as a Senior Analyst at The Chatterjee Group’s (TCG) Private Equity
                              fund and as Convertible Analyst at Lehman Brothers.