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Dr. Michael Botlo

Co-founder and CEO
Quantbot Technologies, LP

Dr. Botlo is a co-founder and the CEO of Quantbot Technologies, LP. Before 2009, he led the Electronic Product Development in the Global Market Division at Merrill Lynch. In this role, he was responsible for the implementation of the automated trading vision across liquid asset classes worldwide. Before joining Merrill, Michael was a founding member of the Electronic Trading Lab at Morgan Stanley. The group successfully developed the Firm’s electronic capabilities in Global Equities, from quantitative proprietary to algorithmic agency businesses. Michael holds Masters Degrees in Physics and Astronomy and a PhD in Experimental Nuclear Physics. He has spent several years as a research fellow at various nuclear research laboratories across the globe. Since 2017 Michael is member of the Physics and Astronomy Advisory Council of the Johns Hopkins University.




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Paul White

Co-founder and President
Quantbot Technologies, LP

Mr. White is a co-founder and the President of Quantbot Technologies, LP. Before co-founding Quantbot, he was co-head of Merrill Lynch's statistical arbitrage proprietary trading group (QSA). As an original founding member of QSA he was responsible for creating a new global business from scratch. Before joining Merrill, Paul had a senior position in Morgan Stanley's Equity Trading Lab (ETL) proprietary trading group, responsible for developing statistical arbitrage black box automated trading strategies. Prior to ETL, Paul held senior technology roles at Morgan Stanley, an Internet startup and a major European software company. Paul holds a BSc. in Mathematics and Computer Science.




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Ashar Mahboob

Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer
Quantbot Technologies, LP

Mr. Mahboob is a co-founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Quantbot technologies, LP. Before co-founding Quantbot, he was co-head of Merrill Lynch's statistical arbitrage proprietary trading group (QSA), as an original founding member of QSA, he was responsible for creating a new global business from scratch. Before joining Merrill, Ashar was a senior member of Morgan Stanley's Equity Trading Lab (ETL) proprietary trading group, responsible for developing statistical arbitrage black box automated trading strategies. Prior to ETL, Ashar worked in quantitative developer roles at Bank of America Securities and Fuji Capital Markets in New York. Ashar holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and MS degree in Computational Finance.




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Michael Lisak

Co-founder and Partner
Quantbot Technologies, LP

Mr. Lisak is a co-founder and Partner of Quantbot technologies, LP. Before co-founding Quantbot, he was a member of Merrill Lynch's statistical arbitrage (QSA) and automated market making (AMM) groups responsible for electronic market making and high frequency trading technology. Before Merrill, Michael was a member of Morgan Stanley's Equity Trading lab (ETL) specializing in algorithmic trading and electronic market making. ETL provided cutting edge cash equities market making and algorithmic trading solutions to Morgan Stanley’s trading desks globally. Prior to ETL, Michael was executive director in Morgan Stanley’s equity technology division. Michael holds a BS in Computer Science.




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Debra Wisdom-Spielfogel, Esq.

General Counsel and CCO
Quantbot Technologies, LP

Ms. Wisdom is the general counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Quantbot Technologies, LP. Before joining Quantbot, she has served as general counsel and CCO to other registered investment advisers such as SB Schonfeld Fund Advisers, LLC. In these roles, she is responsible for overseeing and managing regulatory legal and compliance issues within the advisory firm. Prior to that, Debra also serviced several registered investment adviser clients, primarily Permal Asset Management, LLC, as an associate at the law firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP. Debra holds a JD degree in law, a BA degree in Economics and a minor in Business Administration.




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Thuong Lam

Partner and Managing Director, London Office
Quantbot Technologies, Ltd

Thuong Lam was responsible for setting up Quantbot's European trading operation based in London. Before joining Quantbot, Thuong was head of Merrill Lynch's QSA group in EMEA specializing in quantitative statistical arbitrage investments and electronic trading. Prior to that, Thuong was a member of Morgan Stanley's ETL proprietary trading group and held many positions of responsibility as a vice president within Morgan Stanley's IT department. Thuong holds a BSc in Computer Science.




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Johnson Wu

Managing Director, Hong Kong Office
Quantbot Technologies (HK), Ltd

Before joining Quantbot, Johnson was a board member at a private investment partnership involved in equity arbitrage trading in Europe, and a founding member of the core automated options market-making group at Liquid Capital Markets. Prior to that, Johnson was the head of QSA-Asia at Merrill Lynch, specializing in quantitative statistical-arbitrage strategic investments and electronic trading in the Asia region. Johnson has also held positions in various investment banks such as, a member of the Morgan Stanley ETL proprietary trading group, and a regional head of equity derivatives technology in both UBS and Morgan Stanley in New York and Hong Kong. Johnson was an aerospace research engineer by training, but later moved to the financial industry at Barings Securities and Lehman Brothers in London. Johnson is also involved in entrepreneurial startups in the Asia region. Johnson holds a B.Eng in Energy Engineering, a M.Sc. in Computer Science, a Certificate in Financial Engineering and a MSSc in Global Political Economy.