Executive Management

Robert Almgren

President & Co-Founder


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Robert oversees the firm’s quantitative research, analysis of best execution algorithms, and transactional cost measurement. Before founding Quantitative Brokers in 2008, Robert was Head of Quantitative Strategies in the Electronic Trading Services group of Bank of America Securities. He is currently a Fellow in the Mathematics in Finance Program at New York University. Robert has an extensive research record in applied mathematics, including several papers on optimal securities trading, transaction cost measurement, and portfolio formation.

Christian Hauff

CEO & Co-Founder


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Christian oversees the firm’s product and business development. Prior to founding QB in 2008, Christian spent three years at Bank of America Securities as Head of Electronic Equity Derivatives and Head of E-Sales for Global Rates Currencies & Commodities. While abroad from his Australian homeland in 1999, Christian joined Barclays Capital’s IT Graduate Program in London. He spent the following year in Chicago working on electronic order entry with the firm’s Eurodollar and Treasury floor-brokers…and his fascination with futures and electronic brokerage was born. From 2001-2005, Christian worked in E-Commerce helping the firm design and launch electronic offerings in futures, fixed income, FX and commodities.

Mahender Reddy

Head of Algorithmic Execution


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Mahender leads algorithmic development and data analytics at QB. With over ten years of experience in algorithm and trading technology development, Mahender is key to ensuring that QB’s industry-leading algorithms provide best execution to our clients. Prior to joining QB in 2009, Mahender worked at Marshall Wace Asset Management, a leading quantitative hedge fund, where he developed best execution algorithms, back-testing technology, and analytics to create an automated trading environment on the US desk. He built a framework to measure broker performance and transaction costs, key statistics in QB’s stable of products.

Jonty Field

Head of EMEA


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Jonty is responsible for the firm’s EMEA client and product expansion efforts. He is instrumental in developing and delivering original, out-of-the-box solutions and strategies for benchmarking and achieving best execution. Before joining QB, Jonty was the Head of Trading Analytics at AHL where he established and led the analytics team. It was in this role where Jonty established himself as an algo trading expert through his background as an e-trading specialist and research analyst. He has worked closely with regulators in the US and Europe, and is widely recognized as a leader in research of the impact of regulatory changes arising from Dodd-Frank/EMIR/MiFID II.

Alastair Hawker

Head - North America Sales


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Alastair oversees the firm’s sales actives in North America. Prior to QB, Alastair spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs. Most recently, Alastair was was the Head of Futures Electronic Trading in New York where he oversaw both electronic futures sales and product strategy for the firm. Prior to this role, he held various responsibilities within Goldman Sachs focused on electronic execution and clearing sales across their futures, cash equity and equity derivatives businesses.

John Allen

Chief Operating Officer


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John oversees the finance, operations and compliance functions of QB. Prior to QB, John spent 15 years at various broker dealers managing all aspects of their securities business, including, trading, clearing, finance, operations and compliance.