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Karim Lari

Managing Director

Karim Lari worked at Credit Suisse from 1991 to 2012, the last 15 years of which as a Managing Director. Karim is the co-founder of Credit Suisse’s prestigious quant team – Global Modelling & Analytics Group (GMAG) and its global head for 10 years. The GMAG team has been one of the most successful quant teams in the street renowned both for its long-term stability and pragmatic approach in building pricing and risk management solutions for the trading businesses of Credit Suisse. Under Karim’s lead, the team grew to 150 strong, covering all asset classes in Fixed Income & Equities across the globe. This included FX, Commodities, Rates Products, Credit Products, Counter Party Credit Risk, Emerging Markets, Fund Linked Products, and Equity Derivatives & Convertibles.

 

Karim earned his BSc in Computer Engineering and BA in Mathematics from Boston University in the US and his MPhil in Computer Speech and Language Processing and PhD in Information Engineering the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Jon Hodges

Technical Advisor

Jon has worked in financial software development for over 10 years. He initially worked for a consultancy within JP Morgan building large-scale high volume auto-trading systems specialising in FIX protocol and order book management. Later he moved onto the buy-side working with Credit Derivatives (CDO’s, CDS) and Fixed Income (Bonds, Repos, ABS, MBS). He has been heavily involved in building valuation frameworks for structured products, working closely with the quantitative analysts. Jon also worked in Beijing to establish and manage offshore development teams.

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Karim Lari

Managing Director

Karim Lari worked at Credit Suisse from 1991 to 2012, the last 15 years of which as a Managing Director. Karim is the co-founder of Credit Suisse’s prestigious quant team – Global Modelling & Analytics Group (GMAG) and its global head for 10 years. The GMAG team has been one of the most successful quant teams in the street renowned both for its long-term stability and pragmatic approach in building pricing and risk management solutions for the trading businesses of Credit Suisse. Under Karim’s lead, the team grew to 150 strong, covering all asset classes in Fixed Income & Equities across the globe. This included FX, Commodities, Rates Products, Credit Products, Counter Party Credit Risk, Emerging Markets, Fund Linked Products, and Equity Derivatives & Convertibles.

 

Karim earned his BSc in Computer Engineering and BA in Mathematics from Boston University in the US and his MPhil in Computer Speech and Language Processing and PhD in Information Engineering the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Jon Hodges

Technical Advisor

Jon has worked in financial software development for over 10 years. He initially worked for a consultancy within JP Morgan building large-scale high volume auto-trading systems specialising in FIX protocol and order book management. Later he moved onto the buy-side working with Credit Derivatives (CDO’s, CDS) and Fixed Income (Bonds, Repos, ABS, MBS). He has been heavily involved in building valuation frameworks for structured products, working closely with the quantitative analysts. Jon also worked in Beijing to establish and manage offshore development teams.