Strong, Experienced Team
Our leadership team has more than 50 years of combined experience in systematic investing and research from leading firms including Brevan Howard, Man GLG, Barclays Capital, UBS, Deutsche Bank and State Street.
The wider SigTech team brings extensive financial markets experience from Citadel, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Refinitiv, Bloomberg, FactSet, Red Deer and Standard & Poor’s.
Founder and CEO
Bin Ren is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SigTech. Previously he was the Chief Investment Officer of the Systematic Investment Group (SIG) at Brevan Howard Asset Management where he managed multiple UCITS investment funds. Prior to that, Bin was a partner and Portfolio Manager at Decura Group, responsible for quantitative research and investment. He started his career at Barclays Capital as an equity exotics trader managing quantitative investment strategies. Before university Bin skipped two grades in school and won three first prizes in the Chinese National Olympiads for high school students, because of which he was exempted from the Chinese National College Entrance Examination.
After earning a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the national gifted education program of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Bin was directly admitted with full scholarship to the PhD program for computer science at Cambridge University, UK. While there he researched the Xen virtual machine monitor that is used by Amazon as the foundation of the AWS cloud-computing platform.
Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Liddle is the Chief Operating Officer of SigTech, responsible for all operational activity and strategic partnerships. Andrew works with our customers, partners and suppliers to develop the premier systematic research and investment platform for finance and academia. Prior to joining SigTech, Andrew worked in a variety of commercial roles across different industries, beginning his career with Ford Motor Company and subsequently working within insurance and investment banking. Most recently Andrew was a partner and head of procurement at Brevan Howard Asset Management, responsible for managing all of the research, data and infrastructure requirements for the firm for over a decade. Andrew received an MSci (Hons) degree in Chemistry from the University of Durham.
Head of Engineering
Matthias Frank is the Head of Engineering at SigTech, and one of the original authors of the SigTech platform. He spent the majority of his early career at UBS Investment Bank as a Quantitative Analyst in algorithmic trading strategies. In 2015 Matthias teamed up with Bin Ren at Brevan Howard Asset Management and was instrumental in building up the systematic research and trading platform. In early 2019 he moved to SigTech and is responsible for cloud, data, quant and platform engineering. Matthias holds a Diploma in Mathematics and Economics from Ulm University, Germany.
Emma Pocklington is SigTech’s Finance Director. Previously, Emma was the Finance Manager/Controller for JRNI, a global appointment booking platform, helping the company scale across three continents and managed multiple rounds of fundraising through to Series C. Emma has extensive experience facilitating financial operations for multiple successful scale-up businesses throughout her career.
Head of Quantitative Analytics
Stuart is Head of Quantitative Analytics at SigTech. Prior to joining SigTech, Stuart spent more than five years at Brevan Howard Asset Management as a Quantitative Analyst and Portfolio Strategist. During this time, Stuart worked on developing quantitative analytics and researching systematic trading strategies. Stuart has a master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Oxford University, in the field of Quantum Information Theory.
Head of Product Management
Angana is Head of Product Management at SigTech. Prior to joining, Angana spent more than a decade in indices and quantitative strategies at Deutsche Bank, S&P Dow Jones Indices and State Street. Her roles have spanned research, development and marketing across asset classes, as well as building out State Street's ESG analytics. Angana has a degree in Computer Science from Madras University and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.
Chief Sales Officer
Having recently joined SigTech as Chief Sales Officer, John is growing and managing the sales and marketing teams in Europe and is expanding the business into the US. Previously with Nucoro, a company that builds money management platforms for financial services, he led a team in EMEA through a period of rapid growth. Prior to this, John built and ran the sales team at Red Deer, a leading fintech selling front office and compliance solutions to Hedge Funds and Asset Management. He graduated with Distinction from Cass Business School in London. John is from California, has lived in China and Hong Kong, and currently resides in North London with his wife and two children.
Head of Marketing and Communications
Having joined SigTech in December 2020 as Head of Marketing and Communications, Regina is managing SigTech’s external communications and drives the business growth strategy across Europe, the US and APAC regions. Previously with Chatham Financial, a financial risk management advisory and technology firm, Regina has led the global marketing team through a rapid expansion period. Prior to this, she built and led successful, global marketing teams for private equity investor Lyceum Capital, fintech provider Ullink and interdealer broker Tradition.
US Operations Manager
Vera Shulgina joins us in SigTech’s New York office as US Operations Manager. Vera is driving many aspects of the business, from establishing SigTech’s first US office in New York, developing partnerships, keeping our clients up to date on the latest insights and industry news, as well as recruiting the next generation of SigTech US talent.