The Team

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President and co-founder of Hadrian Advisors SaS, Xavier de Bernede has 25 years experience in quantitative finance and data science.

He was president and founder of Gaia Conseil SA a risk management and consulting firm (2000-2010), co-founder of Foundation Capital Strategies in Bermuda (1998-2007), an investment management Company where he ran a quantitative hedge fund (the ANOVA fund).

From 1994 to 1998 he was a senior equity trader for a Ross Capital Markets a Bermuda Based Hedge fund. Prior to that, Xavier worked in Private Banking at Paribas Asset Management and Ferri S.A. trading derivatives (1990-1994). Xavier has a Bachelor of Business from the University of Texas at Austin and a Maitrise of Economics and Finance from Université Paris Dauphine.

Founder & CEO
Xavier de Bernede
Chief engineer
Cédric Mavoungou

Cedric Mavoungou is part of Hadrian Advisors’ research team as a chief engineer.

Cedric’s focus is to better our algorithms, and prediction models.

He recently completed his Masters in applied mathematics, modelling, and mathematics of decision making at Université Paris Dauphine.

He accumulated over a year of experience in machine learning in the fields of insurance working and financial markets whilst obtaining his Masters. His Masters dissertation was focused on the use of algorithms in Life Sciences.

As a fresh Bachelor graduate of the Grenoble Business School in France, he has worked at A.A.S. Carburants, an oil distributing company prior to joining the team.

While studying, he gained experience in the commodities business through various internships at SucDen UK and in Brazil.

Since then, he has learned the basics of algorithmic programming and is in charge of the maintainance of the network of the company, as well as the earliest stage of cleaning and organising the data.

Maximilien Pelletier
Moscow Director
Dmitry Tikhomirov

Dmitry has over 15 years experience in team and project management.

As a COO he has brought to completion complex cross-border ventures in the trading sector; and has been involved over the years in procurement management, ERP as well as financial financial markets arbitrage. Multi-cultural, skilled in both the « real economy » and the world of trading, Dmitry is spearheading part the Moscow based R&D and fullstack coding, and his business relationships are fully in line with the flexible workforce model that is Hadrian’s. Furthermore, he has a successful 10-year relationship with Hadrian’s shareholders and the level of trust and confidence that comes with that. Mr Thikhomirov has a Bachelor degree in Economics from the Moscow automobile and road construction state technical university.

Dmitry is a software engineer with a particular interest in web technologies.

Full stack developper, he graduated from Dubna International University of Nature, Society, and Man (Moscow Region) at 2008. He has extensive experience in payment systems, e-commerce and electronic distribution systems. His current focus has now shifted to cloud based architectures with custom business browser client applications.

Software Engineer
Dmitrii Iankovoi
Software Developer
Sergey Gridasov

Sergey is a Software developer in a wide variety of applications with a stronghold in designing software architecture.

With over 10 years experience in software development, Sergey is fluent in GUI development using HTML, CSS and modern JavaScript frameworks as well as middleware and back-end development using .Net and NodeJs platforms. Last but not least, Sergey is a certified expert in storage development on Microsoft SQL Server, experienced in a various types of NOSQL solutions (MongoDB, Redis, RavenDB etc.).

Charles joined the company in April 2017. He will complete his Master in Applied Mathematics and Machine Learning at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in november 2017.

After working for Dassaults Systèmes and for AMIC (Aerospace Malaysian Innovation Center), he developped a strong interest in Data Analysis, Classification, and in dimensionality reduction.

Data Scientist
Charles Reizine
Research Consultant
Paul Fogel (Ph.D)

Masters from the French National School of Telecommunications, PhD in statistics at the French Institute of Agronomy.

He started his career as an engineer in the automotive industry, providing quality tools for controlling the geometry of car parts. He then turned to the pharmaceutical industry, eventually consulting for a number of small and large companies at the research level. Paul Fogel developed a unique statistical package to provide his clients with cutting edge technology involving non-negative matrix and tensor factorization. He helped finding useful biomarkers, and published some of his findings with the client companies.
Paul has been working with us has a research consultant since 2016.

Ralph Gonzales (Ph.D) received his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania as a systems engineer.

Ralph can design and engineer solutions and tools devoted to high-performance, multi-threaded network monitoring applications. He is a developer in C/C++, PHP, Perl, Bash, Ext JS, MySQL for Windows or Linux platforms. Ralph has been working with us has an outsourced consultant since 2000.

Outsourced Consultant
Ralph Gonzales (Ph.D)

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Dr Niklas Traub is Managing Partner of IID Partners, an investment boutique with interests in biotech, oil exploration, software, semiconductors, media, music, digital content and various other things.

He is one of the co-founders of TEDxBermuda and advises various Bermudian organizations involved with bringing business to the island, increasing power independence and improving the economy. Niklas was a co-founder of Foundation Capital Strategies, a highly successful quantitative equity hedge fund based out of Bermuda.

The founders spun off from Ross Capital Markets, at the time one of the largest hedgefunds in the world. Prior to moving to a semi-tropical island, Niklas worked in the City of London as well as several UK based tech start ups. He was one of the founding hires at European Silicon Structures, an early pioneer in custom silicon chip manufacturing and one of the largest European startups of the era. He also found time to teach for several months in Beijing just as it was first opening up to Westerners. Niklas has a Bachelors degree from the California Institute of Technology in Engineering and Applied Science with an emphasis on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Following his graduation, he was one of the first wave of hires at Microsoft, then a unknown software company on one floor of a bank building in Bellevue. He left to pursue a PhD in mathematical Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh.

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Niklas Traub
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Robert Pinchuk

Mr. Pinchuk is Chief Investment Advisor to Greendale Ltd., a private investment company. He also consults and advises in areas/missions regarding alternative investment, strategic business analysis, portfolio strategy and development, hedging, risk-management, attribution and project management.

He was co-founder and Director of Foundation Capital Strategies Ltd., from 1997 to 2009 and Senior Investment Manager at I.I.D. Partners Ltd., where he co-managed the ANOVA Fund, as well as being partner responsible for C.O.O. functions. Over two decades, he has accrued a world-class investment track record delivering consistent returns with low-risk by creating and managing hedged long/short equity strategies.

He has also sat on the other side of the table, being the Principal Manager for Gate Investment Advisors, a JV with Single Family Office, where he actively researched, allocated and managed a large portfolio of external liquid alternative investments. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Pinchuk was a Senior Portfolio Manager and co-founder of a segregated quantitative equity group within Ross Capital in Bermuda, one of the world’s largest Hedge Funds at the time. Prior to joining Ross, between 1991 and 1993, Mr. Pinchuk was an Associate Director with Fuji Bank’s London subsidiary, where he co-created one of the first internal multi-strat HF structures as both relative-value Portfolio Manager and Business Manager of the unit.

From 1989 to 1991, he led the Global Portfolio Trading & Arbitrage Group at Merrill Lynch in London where he managed the region’s Package Trading for the group, and advised institutional customers on portfolio construction, execution, hedging and risk management issues. From 1987 to 1989, he structured, and executed institutional hedging transactions for the DLJ in London. Mr. Pinchuk began his career in 1986 working for the Mocatta Group in NY, an early innovator in model-driven, systematic trading and risk management of volatility portfolios, doing stints in Business Analysis, Credit, before joining the OTC Treasury bond options desk. Mr. Pinchuk received a BSc. in Business & Agricultural Econ. with honors from Rutgers Univ. (Cook College) in 1986. He also attended the London School of Economics & Political Science 1984-1985.

François d’Ormesson is CEO and founder of Société d’Intendance Privée, a Ltd business consulting company specialized in entrepreneurial strategy, philanthropy and venture philanthropy strategy, creation and development of foundations, associations, endowment funds, creation and development of start-up and new projects.

François is co-founder and member of the Board of IDE Asset Management, an independent portfolio management company. Also François is co-founder and member of the Board of Phitrust Active Investors a portfolio management company specialized in Social Responsible Investment, Social Investment and Impact Investing.

From 1975 to 1995, François was at Crédit Commercial de France, starting at the International Finance department as euro-bond dealer, then at the Credit Department in charge of dept-equity and foreign risks, at the International Real Estate Department in charge of international transactions and mortgage loans, and finally at the International Private Banking as adviser for high net-worth and patrimonial strategy. Main consulting and advising missions: Since 2012 : BearingPoint , business consulting Firm : Philanthropic strategy, CSR policy.

Since 2009 : Founder and General delegate of HYPERCUBE INSTITUTE an independent Endowment Fund, using algorithms, aiming to enrich scientific knowledge and medical expertise and to share results with a larger audience in rare diseases and orphan diseases & major public health problems. Since 2008 : Foundation PARCS ET JARDINS DE FRANCE, member of the Board.

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François d'Ormesson

Hadrian Advisors deploys machine learning techniques in various sectors. Our company is based in Paris and the team has been dedicated to data science since 2010.

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