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Asymmetric Return Capital specializes in harnessing market
volatility to protect and grow wealth in a rapidly changing world.

"Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution."

Clay Shirky

"There are no such things as Black Swans - just people who don't understand the dynamics of private debt."

Prof Steve Keen - ARC Senior Economist

The turning points of life do not depend on what happens over a long period of time, but on how we deal with a single moment.

"The difficulty we confronted in this forecast is that most of the workhorse macro forecasting models are still rudimentary. As a result, much of what has occurred doesn't even directly feed in to our models."

Dave Stockton - Chief Economist, The Federal Reserve Board (2000-2011)


Bryan Wisk

Bryan has over 12 years of experience in derivatives investment and trading specializing primarily in volatility and convertible bond arbitrage. He has developed a proprietary volatility early warning indicator that can be applied across asset classes. Before forming ARC, Bryan spent 6 years on the buy side as the senior derivatives trader at Visium Asset Management and an analyst at Sabretooth Capital. Bryan began his career on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange as a designated primary market maker for Citigroup. He graduated from Yale University in 2001 with a BA in Social Psychology.

Daniel King

Daniel has 20 years of experience in the Fixed Income Sales and Trading arena, primarily within the interest rate complex. Prior to ARC, Daniel was a Managing Director and Head of Financial Institutions Group for Interest Rates Sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He previously was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where he ran Real Money Sales within the Cross Rates group. Daniel traded numerous fixed income products and derivatives at JP Morgan and PaineWebber, where he began his career. He graduated from Lafayette College with a BA in Economics and History.

Andrew Chan

Andrew is a volatility trader that specializes in quantitative analysis. He has 8 years of experience managing and running the volatility trading business as a proprietary trader at Morgan Stanley where he transformed the trading desk into a market making business to leverage customer flow. After leaving Morgan Stanley he became a volatility portfolio manager at CTC Fund Management. Andrew began his career at Merrill Lynch. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia.

Adam Sherman

Adam has over 10 years of cross asset class experience in quantitative trading, research, and system design. He was previously a partner in Quantavium, a systematic fixed income fund which he helped launch. Prior to that, he was at Citi working in algorithmic trading for interest rates products and at Merrill Lynch in portfolio analytics and statistical arbitrage. He began his career in algorithmic trading at Citi on the US Government Bond desk. He holds a BS in Computer Science and a degree in Spanish from Lehigh University.


Steve Keen, PhD

Professor Keen is head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London. He is a specialist in nonlinear dynamic modeling of the economy, with an emphasis upon Minsky’s “Financial Instability Hypothesis” and a strictly monetary theory of economics. He is one of the handful of economists who warned of the GFC before it started, and one of only two who did so on the basis of mathematical models. He has developed the “credit accelerator” as a major explanatory variable in finance markets. Steve is also the author of Debunking Economics and the blog Debtwatch, developer of the Minsky software program and chief economist for the Institute of Dynamic Economic Analysis.

Jim Gatheral, PhD

Jim Gatheral is Presidential Professor of Mathematics at Baruch College, CUNY teaching mostly courses in the Masters of Financial Engineering (MFE) program. Prior to joining the faculty of Baruch College, Jim was a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and also an adjunct professor at the Courant Institute, NYU. His current research focus is on volatility modeling and modeling equity market microstructure for algorithmic trading. His best-selling book, The Volatility Surface: A Practitioner's Guide (Wiley 2006) is one of the standard references on the subject of volatility modeling.


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