Brian Chen, Ph.D.

Brian Chen, Ph.D.

Brian serves as the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for Liberty Cove’s investment strategies.  Before founding Liberty Cove, he was a Portfolio Manager at North Peak Asset Management and, prior to that, the lead quantitative analyst for Absolute Investment Advisers’ (AIA) $4.5b Absolute Strategies Fund and the Head of Research for Bay Hill Capital Management.

Brian’s experience in quantitative trading strategies includes stand-alone, single strategies and multi-strategy, multi-manager portfolios. He has built global macro, commodities, tactical asset allocation, and volatility arbitrage strategies employing futures, ETFs, options, and other derivatives.

Earlier in his career, Brian co-founded and served as Chief Scientist and Vice President of Technology of Chinook Communications, a venture-financed, technology company developing sophisticated signal processing technologies. He has also been a Member of Technical Staff--Level 1 and Consultant for Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories.

Brian was awarded the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, with a concentration in Signal Processing, and a minor in Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In addition, he holds a S.M. degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and the B.S.E. degree (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Brian is an inventor on 14 issued patents and has received the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.