Zura Kakushadze is the President and CEO of Quantigic® Solutions and a Full Professor at Free University of Tbilisi, Georgia. He has over 17 years of hands-on experience in quantitative trading and finance, 130+ publications in physics, finance, cancer research and other fields, including 3,400+ citations and h-index 30+, 140,000+ downloads on SSRN, the book “151 Trading Strategies”. The latest provides a detailed descriptions for 150+ trading strategies across a host of asset classes and trading styles such as stocks, options, fixed income, futures, ETFs, indexes, commodities, foreign exchange, real estate, distressed assets, cryptocurrencies and many more, with some strategies are based on machine learning.
Zura received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Cornell University at 23, was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, and an Assistant Professor at C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook University. He received an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship in 2001. After expanding into quantitative finance, he was a Director at RBC Capital Markets, Managing Director at WorldQuant, Executive Vice President and substantial shareholder at Revere Data (now part of FactSet), and Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut. Zura is now specialised in structuring complex deals, contract negotiation, drafting and closing and quantitative analyses, and his great successes brought him to gather more than a quarter of a million followers on LinkedIn.