Marsha Lipton, PhD - LinkedIn
Marsha Lipton is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Numéraire Financial. Marsha Lipton has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector, having worked at Bankers Trust, DLJ, and JPMorgan in US and Europe and managing hedge fund Thor Capital Management. Her areas of expertise include fixed income, FX, commodities, and equity indices covering proprietary and client trading and risk management. During her tenure, Dr. Lipton built the OTC option portfolio, fostered business relationship with credit derivatives and mortgage desks and corporate capital markets group, supervised development of the analytical framework and model calibration on a daily basis for fixed income, foreign exchange and credit products; she alsomade significant contribution to developing risk management and back-office systems and infrastructure. Dr. Lipton’s responsibilities included structuring, risk management, developing and coordinating analytics development, implementing proprietary trading algorithms, etc.
Alexander Lipton, PhD - LinkedIn
Alexander Lipton is a Managing Partner at Numeraire Financial. He is also a CEO of StrongHold Bank Labs, Connection Science Fellow at MIT Media Lab, and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at NYU Courant Institute. In addition, he is an advisory board member at the Oxford-Man Institute, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies, and several FinTech companies.
His current professional interests include digital banking, FinTech, applications of distributed ledger technology to banking, digital currencies, and payment systems, and industrial-strength risk management systems for large systemically important financial institutions. His scientific interests are centered on quantitative development of modern monetary circuit theory, mechanisms of money creation, interlinked banking networks, balance sheet optimization, and related topics.
While working full time as a banker, Alex held several prestigious academic appointments, including visiting professor at Oxford-Man Institute, Imperial College London, and the University of Illinois. Before switching to finance, Alex was a full professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois and a consultant at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He received Ph.D. degree in pure mathematics from Moscow University.
In 2000 Alex was awarded the first Quant of the Year Award by Risk Magazine. He is the author of two books (“Magnetohydrodynamics and Spectral Theory” and “Mathematical Methods for Foreign Exchange”) and the editor of five more, including, most recently, “Quant of the Year 2000-2014, All Award-Winning Papers”. His next book “Financial Engineering - Selected Works of Alexander Lipton” will be published by WSPC in 2017. In addition, Alex has published more than a hundred papers on hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, astrophysics, chemical physics, and financial engineering.
Stewart Inglis - LinkedIn
Stewart Inglis has over 25 years of experience in developing and implementing models for the pricing and risk management of a broad range of derivative products.
Mr. Inglis graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He also holds a MSc in Aeronautics, Fluid and Structural Mechanics from Imperial College, London.
Xin Zhang - LinkedIn
Xin Zhang is a quantitative analyst at Numéraire Financial, specializing in financial time series analysis, risk modeling and derivatives pricing.
Mr. Xin graduated from Peking University College of Physics with Bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics. He also holds a Master in Science degree from New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, where he majored in Mathematics Finance.
Donald R. Hollis - LinkedIn
Donald R. Hollis is an advisor to Numéraire Financial.
Mr. Hollis assisted leading finance and technology enterprises in developing strategies for leveraging technology and quality practices to increase market share as well as in finding appropriate acquisitions. His clients have included NCR, Tandem, Unisys, Cash Station, First National Bank of Chicago, Deluxe Corporation, S.W.I.F.T., Edify Corporation, SAIC and others.
From 1959 through 1967, he held various information technology responsibilities at the Glidden Company, and became Director of Corporate Systems for SCM Corporation when Glidden and Smith-Corona Marchant merged in 1967.
Mr. Hollis served on the Executive Committee of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Board of Trustees and the IITRI Board of Governors for nearly two decades. He was Chairman of the IIT Business School Board of Overseers for ten years. He currently is a Life Trustee of IIT. Mr. Hollis served on the Board of Lutheran General Hospital and its successor, Advocate Healthcare for a 20 year period of time, during which the enterprise grew to be the largest single healthcare provider in the greater Chicago land area. He has served on the Board of Directors of over a dozen publicly and privately held telecommunications and information technology firms and is presently an Advisor to The Chicago Corp Investment Bank. He has helped complete over a dozen M&A transactions.
Mr. Hollis has served on the Board of Advisors for Bankers Magazine and on the New York Federal Reserve Banks Payments Risk Committee. He is a former Chairman of the Executive Committee of the American Bankers Association’s Operations and Automation Division, is past President of the National Association for Check Safekeeping, past Chairman of the American Management Associations Information Technology Counsel and has served on CBOE, ABA, NACHA and BankWire task forces.
Mr. Hollis graduated from Kent State University with a B.S. in business administration.