Quest Appoints Brian Brugman as Director of Research
Quest Partners LLC (“Quest”), a quantitative investment firm managing nearly $1.8 billion of assets on behalf of some of the world’s largest institutions, today announced that Brian Brugman joined the firm as Director of Research. In the role, Mr. Brugman will spearhead Quest’s research and investment strategy development alongside Quest’s Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Nigol Koulajian. He will also join Quest’s management committee.
“Brian’s breadth of experience in designing quantitative strategies with considerations around convexity risk bodes well with Quest’s differentiated approach to systematic macro trading,” said Mr. Koulajian. “He is joining as we are nearing the completion of a multi-year process to build out a state-of-the-art investment infrastructure to dramatically increase the efficiency and scalability of our research process. Brian will play a critical role in leveraging that technology and our research team to pursue highly valuable, negatively correlated returns with strong positive Alpha for our clients.”
Prior to joining Quest, Mr. Brugman spent fourteen years at AllianceBernstein where he was a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager on the Multi-Asset Solutions team. At AllianceBernstein, he managed the firm’s Systematic Macro strategies since their inception and played a leading role in the development of the team’s capabilities and processes. Mr. Brugman holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.S. in Physics and Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Riverside.
“Brian’s background and skillset are highly accretive to our team and will support our goal to always be at the forefront of the systematic investing community. We are thrilled to have him, and I greatly look forward to our collaboration,” said Paul Czkwianianc, a Partner of Quest and special advisor.
Quest is a quantitative investment advisor based in New York with approximately $1.8 billion in assets under management. Quest was founded by Nigol Koulajian in March 2001 to pursue the development of specialized quantitative investment strategies with a focus on the impact of convexity in markets. Quest’s strategies seek to generate large, positively skewed returns while maintaining a long-volatility profile with strong hedging characteristics, particularly during tail events that cause surprise losses in hedge fund and equity portfolios. Quest currently manages assets for some of the world’s leading pensions, family offices, ultra-high-net-worth individuals, and other institutions.
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