Alan Spies, Ph.D

Alan leads our quantitative research effort and is a member of the investment committee. He has 30years of experience in quantitative analytics, numerical analysis, statistical techniques and data mining. Alan most recently held the position of President at Woodsdale Group where he was the lead data scientist and primary expert witness in federal class action cases. Previously, Alan was a Senior Managing Director at Everest Capital where he focused on risk analysis through quantitative modeling of positions, strategies and portfolios. He also was a Senior Analyst at Renaissance Reinsurance where he was responsible for the quantitative underwriting of all US dollar premium business. Finally, Alan got his start in the industry at Trout Trading Management Company where he back tested, implemented and traded computer based strategies. He holds a BS in Physics from Rhodes College and a Ph.D. in Experimental High-energy Physics from The Johns Hopkins University.