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.

Rajib Ranjan Borah
Rajib Ranjan Borah

Rajib is the co-Founder & Director of iRageCapital Advisory Pvt Ltd, & QuantInsti Quantitative Learning Pvt Ltd.

He is involved in high frequency trading systems for South-East Asian markets helping generate significant volumes within the options segment. At QI, Rajib manages the course segment on option derivatives; and also works with exchanges, financial & educational institutions to design educational programs. He has conducted workshops and conferences in America, Europe, and Asia.

Prior to iRage, Rajib worked with leading HFT firm Optiver in Amsterdam; working on options derivatives market making, & high frequency equity arbitrage strategies across all major European & US exchanges. Before Optiver, Rajib was a management strategy consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he assisted a consortium in setting up a national commodity derivatives exchange.

A national Olympiad finalist, Rajib has twice represented India at the World Puzzle Championships. He has a post-graduate management degree from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from National Institute of Technology Surathkal; and has internship experiences with Bloomberg in New York (equity option derivatives research) & with Solutia's EMEA strategy HQ in Belgium.

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

    Ernie is the Managing Member of QTS Capital Management, LLC., a commodity pool operator and trading advisor. QTS manages a hedge fund as well as individual accounts. More information about his services can be found at www.epchan.com.

    Ernie is the author of “Quantitative Trading: How to Build Your Own Algorithmic Trading Business” and “Algorithmic Trading: Winning Strategies and Their Rationale”, both published by John Wiley & Sons. He maintains a popular blog “Quantitative Trading” at epchan.blogspot.com.

    Ernie also teaches courses and workshops in trading and finance in London, Singapore, and elsewhere. He was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at Nanyang Technological University and an Industry Fellow of the NTU-SGX Centre for Financial Education. He is also an adjunct faculty at Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Predictive Analytics program.

      Shaurya Chandra
      Shaurya Chandra

      Shaurya Chandra is a Director at iRageCapital Advisory Private Ltd., leading the firm's advisory practice in India on the Research, Strategies Development and Risk Management. He has advised extensively with core focus on the statistical research strategy development backed by rigorous back testing and setting up systems & processes for risk management.

      An area of specific focus for Shaurya has been working with clients in Sell-Side Order Execution Algorithms for leading brokerages. His current areas of research are Statistical Strategies and Rule Based Trading and Optimal Execution Algorithms.

      Earlier to iRageCapital, Shaurya comes with experience at Bank of America, Edelweiss Securities Ltd. and Systematix Stock & Shares Ltd., where he worked as Derivative and Quantitative Analyst focused on Indian Equity markets.

      Shaurya has a post graduate degree in management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

        Dr. Yves Hilpisch
        Dr. Yves Hilpisch
        Dr. Yves J. Hilpisch is founder and managing partner of The Python Quants ( http://tpq.io), a group focusing on the use of open source technologies for financial data science, algorithmic trading and computational finance. He is the author of the books "Python for Finance" (O'Reilly, 2014), "Derivatives Analytics with Python" (Wiley, 2015) and "Listed Volatility and Variance Derivatives" (Wiley, 2017). Yves lectures on computational finance at the CQF Program (http://cqf.com) as well as on data science at htw saar (http://htwsaar.de). He has written the financial analytics library DX Analytics (http://dx-analytics.com) and organizes meetups and conferences about Python for quantitative finance in Frankfurt, London and New York.
          Nitesh Khandelwal
          Nitesh Khandelwal

          Nitesh Khandelwal has a rich experience in financial markets spanning across various asset classes in different roles. He co-founded iRageCapital Advisory Private Limited, which is a trusted name in the space of providing Algorithmic Trading technology and strategy services in India. He led the business side for iRageCapital and QuantInsti. At QuantInsti, he was also the head of department for training in derivatives & inter-market studies. He co-founded iRageCapital Advisory Private Limited, which is a leading player in the Algorithmic Trading domain in the region.

          He had prior experience in bank treasury (FX & Interest rate domain) and in proprietary trading desk. He did his Bachelors in Technology in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur before doing his Post graduation in Management from IIM Lucknow.

            Abhishek Kulkarni
            Abhishek Kulkarni
            Abhishek is the head of Quantitative department at Quantinsti. He pursued Masters in Financial mathematics at Dublin City University, Ireland. When he is not glued to time series analysis, he spends time playing chess, drawing portraits and trying very hard to play flute. He is currently teaching Quantitative modules in EPAT. You can reach him at abhishek.k@quantinsti.com
              Sameer Kumar
              Sameer Kumar

              Sameer has graduated from BITS Pilani with Masters in Economics and Information Systems. He started his career with Yahoo! where he gained expertise in technical architecture, design and development of highly scalable systems.

              A C++ evangelist and perl poet with broad understanding of economics and market dynamics, he now designs and build financial strategies with built-in intelligence.

                Dr. Hui Liu
                Dr. Hui Liu

                Author, IBridgePy, an open sourced software to trade with Interactive Brokers

                Founder, Running River Investment LLC

                Dr. Hui’s 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. Hui is the author of IBridgePy, a famous Python trading platform that allows traders to implement their trading strategies quickly.

                Dr. Hui Liu obtained his bachelor degree and master degree in materials science and engineering from Tsinghua University, China and Ph.D. from University of Virginia, U.S.A. His MBA was from Indiana University, U.S.A, and his study interest at Indiana was quantitative analysis.

                  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. Prior to Reuters, he has worked as a portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He has more than a decade of experience in building financial and statistical models.

                  Radha has obtained his masters in financial engineering degree from City University of New York, a post graduate degree in management from Indian Institute of Management, Indore and a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

                    Gaurav Raizada
                    Gaurav Raizada

                    Gaurav Raizada is a Director at iRageCapital Advisory Private Ltd., leads the firm's advisory practice in India on the Systems, Performance and Strategies. He has consulted extensively with core focus on strategy development and execution including trading systems development, latency reduction, optimization and transaction cost analysis.

                    An area of specific focus for Gaurav has been working with clients in high frequency trading-proprietary desk, brokerages, and banks. His current areas of research are High Frequency Econometrics, Structured Products and Transaction Cost Analysis.

                    Prior to iRageCapital, Gaurav worked with Axis Bank as a Forex-Interest Rates Derivatives Trader. He also worked as a Performance Engineer at Veritas Software, where he picked up the feel for Optimization.

                    Gaurav has a post graduate degree in management from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

                      Suneeth Reddy
                      Suneeth Reddy

                      Suneeth is an expert in the fields of evolutionary algorithms and unconventional models of computing. During his bachelors program in Computer Science at IIT Madras, Suneeth was involved with some path breaking research in protein computing and dna computing. His work has been presented at 'Symposium of Unconventional Models of Computing'.

                      He then went on to work with Yahoo R&D where he designed some really large scalable platforms. He also has two patent applications pending. Prior to iRageCapital, he was with Lime group and played a key role in developing Lime's core infrastructure and platforms.

                      Suneeth brings with him a very high quality of technical expertise especially in the fields of algorithms and high performance architectures. Apart from academics, tennis, wildlife and football keep him occupied.

                        Anil Yadav
                        Anil Yadav

                        Anil Yadav is a member of the algo strategy advisory team at iRageCapital and is responsible for building and benchmarking strategies for the clients across various asset classes.

                        Prior to iRage, Anil has worked as an independent commodities trader managing a portfolio of metals and energy products. He has also worked as a Senior Analyst at The Chatterjee Group's (TCG) Private Equity fund and as Convertible Analyst at Lehman Brothers.

                        Anil holds a Post-graduate diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.