Gontran de Quillacq is a Bates affiliate with expertise in the areas of equity derivatives and structured products, options and futures, equity finance, Delta One, proprietary trading, statistical arbitrage, quantitative investment research, and portfolio management.
After his European and U.S. education, Mr. de Quillacq traded derivatives for two decades, from vanillas to exotics, both proprietary and client-facing, at top-tier banks of the London Square Mile and Wall Street. He initiated the distribution of investment strategies through derivatives, an activity now referred to as “portable alpha,” “smart beta,” or “risk premia.” As a portfolio manager, he researched and managed investment strategies, delivered both in hedge fund and in structured note formats. For the following five years, Mr. de Quillacq selected portfolio managers and strategies for top hedge funds and asset managers. In 2017, he co-founded a quantitative activity deploying the latest machine learning techniques in global long/short equities. Mr. de Quillacq is a quantitative researcher and portfolio manager for an asset management firm deploying volatility arbitrage strategies.
Mr. de Quillacq’s own investment and trading floor experience and his cross-sectional review of other professionals give him a unique perspective on what can be done, what should be done, what should not be done, and the gray areas in between. He can explain complex trading strategies and products in simple terms.
Mr. de Quillacq is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in theoretical physics, obtained his doctoral degree in electrical engineering at Sup’Elec, and became an alumnus of HEC Paris in 1995. He was an international fellow in atomic physics at the Stanford Research Institute and a visiting scholar in differential algebra at the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. de Quillacq served as an army officer during the first Gulf war.
Navesink International, Fair Haven, NJ, Expert Witness/Litigation Support/Arbitrator, 2015 – current
DeepBlue Asset Management, New York, NY, Quantitative Researcher/Portfolio Manager, 2019 – current
Quantitative Machine Learning, New York, NY, Co-Founder, 2017
The Atlantic Group, IJC Partners, IJC Associates, New York, NY, Head of Research, 2013 – 2015
HSBC, New York, NY, Senior Vice President, Structured Equities, 2007 – 2012
Sourced Solutions Group, Freelance, New York, NY, Subject Matter Expert, 2007
Nomura, New York, NY, Co-Head, Equity Derivatives, 2006
Tykhe Capital, New York, NY, Trading, Research, Portfolio Management, 2004 – 2005
Lehman Brothers, London, Research, Structuring, Trading, 2000 – 2003
Société Générale, London, Statistical Arbitrage, Index Arbitrage, Option Trading, 1995 – 2000
511ème Régiment du Train, Auxonne, Commanding Officer, 1991
HEC Paris, HEC Diploma, Master of Science, Management, Finance, Paris, France, 1995
U.C. Berkeley, Visiting Scholar, Differential Algebra, Theoretical Automation, Berkeley, CA, 1993
École Supérieure d’Électricité, Doctoral Degree (DEA), Electrical Engineering, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 1993
Stanford Research Institute Intal, International Fellow, Atomic Physics, 1992
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Master of Science, Theoretical Physics, “Ancien Élève”, Lyon, France, 1992
École d’Application du Train, Reserve Officers Military Academy (EOR), Third Lieutenant, Tours, France, 1990
Lycée Faidherbe, Under-graduate Studies (Classes Préparatoires), Lille, France, 1989
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