Core Team

Raphael Douady

Dr. Raphael Douady

Chief Research Officer

Dr. Raphael Douady is a French mathematician and economist specializing in data science, financial mathematics and chaos theory at the University of Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne. He formerly held the Frey Chair of quantitative finance at Stony Brook University and was academic director of the French Laboratory of Excellence on Financial Regulation. He has particular interest in researching portfolio risks, for which he has developed especially suited powerful nonlinear statistical and data science models, as well as macroeconomics and systemic risk.

Dr. Raphael Douady is the Chief Research Officer of NM FinTech. He also founded the fintech firms Riskdata (risk management for the buyside) and Datacore (quantitative portfolio of ETFs). He advises several quantitative hedge funds on their risks and trading strategies. With Nassim Taleb and Robert Frey, he has founded the Real World Risk Institute, aimed at educating the industry on extreme risks. Raphael is a member of the Praxis Club, a New York-based think tank advising the French government on its economic policy and sits on the board and the investment committee of Friends of IHES, a foundation supporting the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (the French brother of Princeton IAS).

Dr. Raphael Douady is an alumni of Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and was awarded a gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiads. He earned his PhD in Hamiltonian dynamics and has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry.

Core Team


Dr. Haksun Li

Founder & CEO

Dr. Kevin Sun


Dr. Ken Yiu

Chief Technology Officer
Raphael Douady

Dr. Raphael Douady

Chief Research Officer
Antoine Savine

Dr. Antoine Savine

External Advisor

Dr. Derek Wang

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Alfred Shang

Chief Excecutive Advisor
Daehwan Kim

Dr. Daehwan Kim

Expert in Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management
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Yucheng Zhao

Chief Sales Officer