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Alex Ypsilanti

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Alex Ypsilanti spearheads Quantifeed’s mission to solve the challenges of digital wealth management.

Before co-founding Quantifeed, he spent fifteen years as an investment banking research analyst. His work enabled investors to improve their risk-adjusted returns and to gain access to a wider range of market strategies and risk premia. Alex, a top ranked analyst by Institutional Investor, had a leading role in the growth of the European ETF market, hedge fund replication and the use of volatility products in portfolios.

A former managing director for Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Alex has built and led teams of derivatives and quantitative strategists in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Alex holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Information Systems Engineering and a PhD in Mathematical Finance from Imperial College, University of London.

Ross Milward

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

Ross Milward leads Quantifeed’s technology and engineering efforts to deliver innovative digital wealth management solutions.

Before co-founding Quantifeed, he spent more than 15 years in investment banking, holding senior positions in equity and equity derivatives technology. His expertise is in developing and managing large-scale enterprise-level global trading and risk systems.

A former managing director, Ross has worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank. He has held multiple global and regional leadership roles, most recently as head of equities technology in Asia. He has worked in Hong Kong, Sydney and London.

Ross holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with Honours and is a Fellow of the Securities Institute of Australia. He likes pushing his limits through long distance triathlon races.

Audrey Wong

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Audrey Wong manages operations and financial affairs to deliver on Quantifeed’s business strategy.

Audrey joined Quantifeed from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she was COO for the equities division in Asia Pacific. Audrey’s tenure at Merrill Lynch included senior assignments in Toronto and New York, before relocating to Hong Kong in 2006 to take a new role as the Finance Head of Equities Derivatives for APR. Her responsibilities expanded to CFO of APAC Equities in 2011 and CFO for APAC Global Markets in 2013.

Audrey holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Brock University of Ontario. She is also a Chartered Professional Accountant of Ontario and Chartered Financial Analyst. Audrey enjoys biking and swimming with her two children.

John Robson

Chief Commercial Officer

John Robson drives Quantifeed’s client partnerships. He works with financial institutions to assist them in developing their digital wealth management future.

Based in Hong Kong for over 20 years, he has held regional leadership roles at JP Morgan, Nomura and Merrill Lynch managing teams which serviced the region’s consumer and private banks. His career has been focused on the development of investment platforms and products. He has been instrumental in introducing significant product innovation to wealth management platforms in Hong Kong, London and Tokyo.

John has been a board member of several private and public listed companies. Originally from Australia, he is a very enthusiastic sailor and alpine skier.

Eric Lee

Singapore Country Head, Program Management Lead

Mr Lee has over 30 years of experience in the investment banking industry, with an extensive background in developing technology strategies and operations in global markets for equities and fixed income. Prior to his role at Quantifeed, Mr Lee held several engineering leadership roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, based in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Lars Bischoff

Senior Software Engineer, Team Lead

Lars Bischoff is a lead senior software engineer on Quantifeed’s back-end services, with a focus on trading and external interfaces.

Before joining Quantifeed, Lars had a number of leadership roles across major investment banks including Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, UBS, and Citi. These roles included designing and implementing systems for Equities and Equity Derivatives Trading. Lars also held roles as country lead for Equities and Equity Derivatives Technology, as well as global lead for Equity Derivatives Trading.

As a former Executive Director in Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan, Lars has extensive experience in building local and global development teams. In this capacity, he also defined and realised the technology direction and innovative platforms in the Equity and Equity Derivatives space for these two organisations.

Lars holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Joy Sun

Senior Quantitative Engineer, Team Lead

Joy steers Quantifeed’s research and development in systematic investment strategies, portfolio construction and trade execution.

Prior to joining Quantifeed, she worked as a quantitative analyst in asset management and proprietary trading firms. She led development of trading strategies, including design, simulation and risk control, and research in market trend recognition and prediction.

Joy earned her PhD in Operations Research from the University of Hong Kong, her MS in Statistics from Nan Kai University and her BS in Computational Mathematics from Dalian University of Technology.

Michael McDonald

Senior Web Engineer, Team Lead

Michael McDonald builds Quantifeed’s online wealth management web application in order to deliver a user-friendly and integrated experience.

Michael has over 11 years of experience in web application development. As Developer for Crossroads Hong Kong, he and his team set up the infrastructure for its donation and stock management application. As Developer at e-commerce company Synapse Connect in New Zealand, he and his team helped clients build mobile applications like prospersoftware.nz, providing him with a full-stack web development and DevOps skillset, servicing clients and back-office operations.

Michael holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical and Computing Engineering from University of Canterbury New Zealand. He moved to Hong Kong in 2014 and enjoys the outdoors sports such as hiking and cycling.


Dominic Chan

Senior Executive, Strategic Partnerships

Dominic Chan looks after Quantifeed’s strategic partnerships and distribution in North Asia.

Prior to Quantifeed, Dominic was a Director at Standard Chartered Private Bank’s Investment Advisory Division. He has over 16 years of experience, including senior positions with leading financial institutions such as JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Barclays Capital in Hong Kong and China. During his career, Dominic gained strong expertise in managing the wealth management business and developing investment products for financial institutions and individual customers across Asia.

Dominic holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computation from the University of Oxford where he graduated top of his class and a Master’s in Finance from the Cambridge Judge Business School. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Dom is a long-term practitioner of Ashtanga yoga.

Graeme Brant

Senior Executive, Strategic Partnerships

Graeme Brant leads Quantifeed’s strategic partnerships in Australia and is based in Sydney. He works with financial institutions in Australia to deliver a digital investment platform which fits their requirements.

During his long career in banking and finance, Graeme held senior posts at Macquarie and Merrill Lynch in Sydney and London. He has strong expertise in investment products and distribution to institutional, High Net Worth, and retail investors.

Graeme holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington. In his spare time, he is a keen golfer and skier.

Shadab Taiyabi

Senior Executive, Strategic Partnerships

Mr Taiyabi has over 13 years of experience in the financial services industry on sales and business development across Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Prior to joining Quantifeed, Mr Taiyabi was the Head of Business Development for eWise, a global account aggregation technology provider. Before that, he was working for Thomson Reuters, SIX Financial Information and Bloomberg.

Gaudi Schneider

Senior Quantitative Strategist, Team Lead

Gaudi Schneider heads up Quantitative Strategy at Quantifeed and is responsible for the development of Quantifeed’s thematic, asset allocation and fund selection models.

He creates digital investment solutions applying over 20 years of investment experience across asset classes. Before joining Quantifeed, Gaudi worked in derivatives research, structuring and trading for global investment banking and asset management companies, including Merrill Lynch and UBS Global Asset Management. In his most recent role he was head of structuring for Swiss private bank Julius Baer.

Gaudi holds a MSc in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Zurich and a MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In his spare time, Gaudi enjoys sports and serves on the board of his son’s Montessori School.

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