Our mission is to empower clients to build, test and deploy institutional-grade trading algorithms and portfolio strategies through exceptional data science, analytics and software development services
The firm’s research services objectives include identifying areas of possible outperformance both in the short and long-term trading horizons by providing trade signals, portfolio strategy models and “hedging” opportunities in various crypto, commodity, forex, equity & fixed income markets.
OQ Analytics focuses on signal development, exposing market anomalies and identifying macro regime changes. With this data, we also help our clients exploit these opportunities with analytics, algorithms and portfolio models that seek to maximize the risk/reward objectives and generate consistent risk-adjusted returns.
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ALEX BERNAL, CMT, CFTE, MSC
CEO - President
As CEO, Alex leads the firm's product development and customer success strategies. For over 15 years, OQ has built a successful and diverse track record by helping emerging money managers evolve as they reach a key inflection point. As of 2020, Almost 500M+ AUM is being managed with technology built by Obsidian Quantitative and Buildalpha.com
Alex started his career at the Beverly Hills branch of Bear Stearns & Co. in the ultra-high net worth wealth management division. In, 2007 he migrated over to M&N Trading, LLC. where he joined the prop trading desk and specialized in statistical arbitrage, yield curve basis arbitrage and STIRs algorithmic strategies. There he was mentored by Anthony Lazzara, who was once the largest 5-year treasuries floor trader at the Chicago Board of Trade and within his group, they executed as much as $100 billion in interest rate futures contracts annually.
Originally from Santa Barbara California, Alex Bernal holds both the Certified Financial Technician (CFTe ®) & the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, in addition to a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Southern California and two separate masters degrees: Masters in Data Science from Syracuse University & Masters in Science of Quantitative Finance from WorldQuant University
Marcelo leads the firm's communication strategy and client success team. With a career spanning more than a decade, he possesses a demonstrated history of working in financial services and hedge fund industry. His specializations are raising capital from emerging market managers, working directly with institutional investors, and advising private clients.
After graduating from Miami Dade College with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management, Marcelo went on to earn an International Certificate in Corporate Finance from Columbia University.
A talented management consultant with a strong business development skillset, he manages our enterprise and client relationships, networking, and team-building unit.
CAO - Chief Analytics Officer
Mitchell leads OQ’s internal research and development efforts and is responsible for the data infrastructure and software that fuels our proprietary research engine.
Originally from Austin, TX, Mitchell’s career began as a Tax Paralegal at CTH Partners, LLLP & Cook Legal Group LLLP. Subsequently, he transitioned to the internationally recognized startup ecosystem, Capital Factory, developing an incubator fund that deployed a collection of algorithms for dynamic hedging and risk management. Using the network and experience he cultivated at Capital Factory, Mitchell then began working alongside a managing partner from Clearfork Energy Advisors, performing private equity research and strategic due diligence for a client firm in the process of evaluating potential M&A options.
Operating as a process specialist, Mitchell has amassed an impressive breadth and depth of industry experience at a young age, offering a diverse array of talents and technical skills to his work on every project at OQ.
Vincent is currently an intern analyst in OQ's analytics department.
Based in Raleigh, NC, Vincent possesses a passionate interest in mathematics, finance, and trading. In addition to being an exceptional student at Millbrook High School, he is proficient in French and Spanish.