Dr. Dario Villani   Chief Executive Officer   Dr. Dario Villani is CEO and Co-Founder of Duality Group, and a visiting lecturer at Princeton University. Dario has managed multi-billion dollar portfolios within credit, interest rates, and commodities. Previously, he served as Global Head of Portfolio Strategy and Risk at Tudor Investment Corporation. He shared the 2016 Risk.net Buy-Side Quant of the Year Award, and has authored research papers in finance, theoretical physics, statistics and portfolio management. Dario holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Salerno University and a Master in Finance from Princeton University.

Dr. Dario Villani
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Dario Villani is CEO and Co-Founder of Duality Group, and a visiting lecturer at Princeton University. Dario has managed multi-billion dollar portfolios within credit, interest rates, and commodities. Previously, he served as Global Head of Portfolio Strategy and Risk at Tudor Investment Corporation. He shared the 2016 Risk.net Buy-Side Quant of the Year Award, and has authored research papers in finance, theoretical physics, statistics and portfolio management. Dario holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Salerno University and a Master in Finance from Princeton University.

  Dr. Kharen Musaelian   President and Chief Investment Officer   Dr. Kharen Musaelian is the President / CIO and Co-Founder of Duality Group. Beginning in 1995, Kharen served in various portfolio management and investment research roles in the Proprietary Positioning Business of JP Morgan; managed multi-billion dollar investment portfolios and headed businesses at Merrill Lynch, BlueCrest Capital Management and Hutchin Hill. By the age of 15, Kharen won a Gold Medal and two Bronze Medals at the Math and Physics Olympiads of the Soviet Union as well as Gold Medals for both Math and Physics National Olympiads of Armenia for three years in a row. In 2016, Kharen shared the Risk.net Buy-Side Quant of the Year Award. Kharen holds a PhD in theoretical physics from University of Rhode Island and MS / BS degrees in theoretical physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (PhysTech).

Dr. Kharen Musaelian
President and Chief Investment Officer

Dr. Kharen Musaelian is the President / CIO and Co-Founder of Duality Group. Beginning in 1995, Kharen served in various portfolio management and investment research roles in the Proprietary Positioning Business of JP Morgan; managed multi-billion dollar investment portfolios and headed businesses at Merrill Lynch, BlueCrest Capital Management and Hutchin Hill. By the age of 15, Kharen won a Gold Medal and two Bronze Medals at the Math and Physics Olympiads of the Soviet Union as well as Gold Medals for both Math and Physics National Olympiads of Armenia for three years in a row. In 2016, Kharen shared the Risk.net Buy-Side Quant of the Year Award. Kharen holds a PhD in theoretical physics from University of Rhode Island and MS / BS degrees in theoretical physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (PhysTech).

 
 
 
  Dr. Alexander "Sasha" Sokol   Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder   Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Sokol is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Duality Group. In 2003, Sasha founded CompatibL, a trading and risk technology company, employing over 200 people worldwide. In 1996, he co-founded Numerix, where he served as CTO and Lead Software Architect until 2003. In 2017, Sasha shared the Risk.net Buy-Side Quant of the Year Award.  Sasha was admitted to the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (PhysTech) at the age of 14. At that time, he was the youngest person ever to gain admission. He obtained his BA from PhysTech at the age of 18, and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the L.D. Landau Institute at the age of 22. The work that became the foundation of his Ph.D. thesis was awarded the USSR Academy of Sciences Award and Medal for Best Student Research of the Year in 1988. Alexander was the youngest person ever to receive this award.

Dr. Alexander "Sasha" Sokol
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Sokol is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Duality Group. In 2003, Sasha founded CompatibL, a trading and risk technology company, employing over 200 people worldwide. In 1996, he co-founded Numerix, where he served as CTO and Lead Software Architect until 2003. In 2017, Sasha shared the Risk.net Buy-Side Quant of the Year Award.  Sasha was admitted to the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (PhysTech) at the age of 14. At that time, he was the youngest person ever to gain admission. He obtained his BA from PhysTech at the age of 18, and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the L.D. Landau Institute at the age of 22. The work that became the foundation of his Ph.D. thesis was awarded the USSR Academy of Sciences Award and Medal for Best Student Research of the Year in 1988. Alexander was the youngest person ever to receive this award.

  Jeff Ziglar   Chief Operating & Financial Officer   Mr. Jeff Ziglar is the Chief Operating and Financial Officer and Co-Founder of Duality Group. Since 2012, Jeff served as a Managing Director and portfolio manager at the Carlyle Group and Jefferies. Prior to that Jeff spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs and UBS Investment Bank in investment banking, capital markets securitization and investment strategy. In 2007, Jeff was awarded the MTN-I Structured Note of the year award for his origination and placement of the first ever US GSE issued dual-indexed structured note. Jeff is a member of the New York Economic Club, a board member of Network 20|20, and graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Economics.   

Jeff Ziglar
Chief Operating & Financial Officer

Mr. Jeff Ziglar is the Chief Operating and Financial Officer and Co-Founder of Duality Group. Since 2012, Jeff served as a Managing Director and portfolio manager at the Carlyle Group and Jefferies. Prior to that Jeff spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs and UBS Investment Bank in investment banking, capital markets securitization and investment strategy. In 2007, Jeff was awarded the MTN-I Structured Note of the year award for his origination and placement of the first ever US GSE issued dual-indexed structured note. Jeff is a member of the New York Economic Club, a board member of Network 20|20, and graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Economics.