News - Full StoryInnealta Capital Adds New Investment Talent New Hires Continue to Expand Investment Team to Better Serve Clients
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Innealta Capital, the Quantitative Investment division of AFAM Capital, announces the hiring of Francisco Simian, Alfred Zhang, and Alex Gross.
Innealta's Chief Investment Officer, Dr. Vito Sciaraffia, says "We are aggressively recruiting top talent, from prestigious academic institutions and financial organizations for what we envision shall be a period of sustained growth for our firm."
Francisco Simian is an economist with a deep quantitative research background. He will provide research and strategic support to the firm's Investment Committee, especially regarding international equity markets. Mr. Simian brings highly valuable specialized knowledge regarding the economic analysis of political events shaping the world today. He holds an M.A. in Economics and an M.Sc. in Computer Science, both from The University of Chicago. He is currently completing his doctoral dissertation. Prior to attending The University of Chicago, Mr. Simian was awarded a B.A. in Economics, and an M.A. in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He previously worked as an economics researcher and consultant, and as a university economics lecturer.
Alfred Zhang is a financial researcher who will support the ongoing execution and enhancement of the firm's investment methodology. He has advanced knowledge of mathematics applied to portfolio optimization and risk management. Mr. Zhang earned his M.S. in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago, and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics from the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China.
Alex Gross is a research analyst who will work within the firm's Data Analytics Team, collaborating with the firm's Portfolio Managers and providing support on special projects. Prior to joining Innealta full-time this year, he interned with the firm for two summers. Mr. Gross majored in Finance and earned his B.S. in Business from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in May 2017.
"Our new recruits have a strong quantitative and academic background, combining economic reasoning with computational data analysis. They will be a perfect fit for a quantitatively-driven firm like ours," notes Joshua Kocher, Portfolio Manager.
Dr. Sciaraffia adds, "Our firm aims to deliver unique, institutional-quality investment solutions for its investors. Our desire to exceed client expectations is reflected in everything we do, including employee recruiting."
Innealta Capital delivers managed ETF solutions to Financial Advisors, Intermediaries, and High Net Worth individuals. Innealta is one of the largest managed ETF firms in the United States. To learn more, please click here.