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TYVIX

CBOE/CBOT 10yr US Treasury Note Volatility Index

JGBVIX

S&P/JPX Japanese Government Bond Volatility Index

SRVIX

CBOE Interest Rate Swap Volatility Index

STABILIS

CBOE Dynamic Asset Allocation Strategy
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FINANCIAL
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Knowledge
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MEET OUR PEOPLE
YOSHIKI OBAYASHI

Yoshiki founded Applied Academics in 2009. His most recent projects have ranged from designing systematic trading strategies for funds to developing fixed income volatility indexes for Chicago Board Options Exchange. He previously managed investment grade and high yield US and Asian credit portfolios for a proprietary fixed-income trading group of an investment bank. He holds a PhD in Financial Economics from Columbia Business School.

JOHN WHITE

Before joining Applied Academics, John spent 12 years on the macro rates and FX sales and trading desks at Goldman Sachs and Citi covering global institutional investors. John is based in Tokyo managing the firm’s activities in Asia. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute.

MARK THOMPSON

Mark began his career at the early age of 17 on the floor of the London Stock Exchange trading stocks. Over the next 25 years, he went on to trade government bonds, corporate bonds, time deposits, and credit derivatives in Asia and Europe in both market making and proprietary capacities, and was most recently the head of credit trading at a large German Landesbank. Mark is based in London covering the firm’s activities in Europe as well as leading various firm-wide strategic initiatives.

KSHITIJ DHINGRA

Kshitij works on the firm’s systematic strategy research and performance evaluation technology with a focus on building our analytics infrastructure.  He was previously at Russell Investments supporting the analytics and modeling framework for their Multi-Asset Portfolio Management group. He holds an MS in Computational Finance and Risk Management from the University of Washington.

SHIHAO YANG

Shihao has collaborated closely with Applied Academics on various research projects over the years. He graduated first in his class from the University of Hong Kong with a BS in actuarial science, and is currently working towards a PhD in statistics at Harvard University.

John Martin

John leads the firm's security and software development efforts. He has previously built multiple fintech companies providing enterprise products to both the buy and sell sides. He was employee number one and Director of Software at Enso Financial, an award-winning hedge fund and prime brokerage platform. John holds a BS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Jacob Amos

Prior to joining the firm's research efforts in New York, Jacob began his career in the Twin Cities area as an intern on the quant team at Galliard Capital Management before going on to trade commodities with CHS for two years. He holds an MS in Computational Finance and Risk Management from the University of Washington, and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Concordia-Moorhead.

MATTHEW W. GRANADE

Matthew is an active investor, advisor, board member and creator of start-ups in areas including data analysis, finance, financial tech, and media, and is involved with about a dozen companies, including Applied Academics, Quantopian, Premise, Opera Solutions, Upworthy, and is the co-founder of Domino. He is currently the Chief Market Intelligence Officer at Point72 Asset Management where he leads several of the Firm’s unique research and data capabilities. Previously, Matthew was Co-Head of Research at Bridgewater Associates. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where he was President of The Harvard Crimson, the university’s daily newspaper. He received his M.B.A. with highest honors from Harvard Business School and was named a George F. Baker Scholar.

Suhit Gupta

Suhit is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Solutions division at The Carlyle Group. He is responsible for technology solutions from which the business derives maximum value for Carlyle’s $57B AUM Investment Solutions segment which offers Investment Management, Fund of Funds, and Managed Accounts services in Hedge Fund, Real Estate, and Private Equity vehicles. Suhit's previous roles have included being the Chief Technology Officer at Maverick Capital, Ltd., Technology Manager at Bridgewater Associates and Program Manager at Microsoft Corporation. Suhit holds a Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University.

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