Cofounder & CEO
Zura Kakushadze received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Cornell University at 23, was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, and an Assistant Professor at C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University. He received an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship in 2001. After expanding into quantitative finance, he was a Director at RBC Capital Markets, Managing Director at WorldQuant, Executive Vice President and substantial shareholder at Revere Data (now part of FactSet), and Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut. Currently he is the President and CEO of Quantigic® Solutions and a Full Professor at Free University of Tbilisi, Georgia. He has over 17 years of hands-on experience in quantitative trading and finance, 130+ publications in physics, finance, cancer research and other fields, including the paper “101 Formulaic Alphas” and the book “151 Trading Strategies” (English and Spanish editions), 3,400+ citations and h-index 30+, 165,000+ downloads on SSRN, and over a quarter million followers on LinkedIn.