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Quantamental investing: The best of both worlds

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Elsen CEO Zac Sheffer has authored a guest blog post for Thomson Reuters on the rise of quantamental investing.

"Despite a few slips, quantitative investment strategies will undoubtedly play a significant role in the future of finance — but that doesn’t mean that fundamental strategies will completely fall by the wayside.

One path forward is to combine the best of both worlds into a quantamental future.

Right now, it looks like engineers and mathematicians are being groomed to play leading roles on Wall Street. But at the end of the day, would you rather have techies learning finance, or fundamental managers learning tech?"

Read the full article at Thomson Reuters.

Zac keeps Elsen running. From recruiting and managing a top-performing executive team, to driving critical decisions and developing partnerships with world-class companies, he ensures all areas of the business are aligned with the company’s strategic goals.

An engineer by training, Zac worked at Schneider Electric before catching the finance bug. During a later position at Credit Suisse, he applied his engineering and programming skills to macroeconomic research. His ability to create solutions that address complex problems in manageable ways gave him the tools he needs to solve difficult finance problems.

What Zac loves most about Elsen is its talented team of dedicated people who want to do something awesome every day. When he’s not leading the team, he enjoys longboarding, surfing, cooking, watching Chef's Table, and playing board games.

Zac holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and holds several patents for cool stuff like fluid mechanics.