Principals

Dr. Nahid Jetha is the Chief Executive Officer and Principal of QTS. As a Quantitative Researcher working with top-tier hedge funds and quant trading firms in North America and Europe, Nahid has extensive experience in research, development and deployment of fully automated AI-based quantitative trading systems. Formerly COO of QTS and Professor of Physics at the University of British Columbia, Nahid has 19+ years of experience in research and technology development in a diversity of fields ranging from quantitative investment management to molecular and cellular biophysics. Nahid holds a PhD in Physics and a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Roger Hunter is the Chief Technology Officer and Principal of QTS. He is responsible for designing our high-performance automated execution system that achieved negative slippage. Roger was the founder and former manager of a highly profitable equities fund, and was the founder and former CEO of a scientific software firm that was acquired by Thomson Reuters. His firm’s software is currently in use at the U.S. Federal Reserve. Roger was formerly professor of mathematics at New Mexico State University, and he obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Australian National University. Roger was profiled in a Bloomberg Businessweek article.

Dr. Ernest P. Chan is the Founder and Chairman of QTS Capital Management, LLC. His career since 1994 has been focusing on the development of statistical models and advanced computer algorithms to find patterns and trends in large quantities of data.

Ernie spearheaded IBM’s research effort to develop a system for searching large text databases, catapulting IBM’s reputation to a top player in the field. At the Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining group in Morgan Stanley’s headquarter in New York, Ernie pioneered the application of some of these sophisticated statistical algorithms to the complex task of extracting customer relationships in the Morgan Stanley customer accounts database. He was a proprietary trader and quantitative researcher at Credit Suisse in New York in 1998, a senior quantitative analyst at Mapleridge Capital Management Corp. in 2002, and a senior quantitative analyst and trader at Maple Financial in 2003. He co-founded EXP Capital Management, LLC, a Chicago-based fund management company in 2008. He founded QTS Capital Management, LLC. in 2011.

Ernie was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, and the CIO magazine, and appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell program. He was also quoted by the Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine, Securities Industry News, Automated Trader magazine, and the CFA Institute Magazine on topics related to quantitative trading. He was an invited speaker at numerous quantitative investment conferences, including as a keynote speaker at QuantCon 2018 in New York. He is the author of “Quantitative Trading: How to Build Your Own Algorithmic Trading Business“, “Algorithmic Trading: Winning Strategies and Their Rationale“, and “Machine Trading: Deploying Computer Algorithms to Conquer the Markets“, all published by John Wiley & Sons to wide industry acclaim. He also writes the popular Quantitative Trading blog and was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and an Industry Fellow of the NTU-SGX Centre for Financial Education. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty of Northwestern University’s Master’s in Data Science program.

Ernie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Toronto in 1988, a Master of Science (1991) and a Doctor of Philosophy (1994) degree in theoretical physics from Cornell University.

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