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“Quant of the Year” 2021 Petter Kolm expands advisory at aisot

Prof. Dr. Petter Kolm, Director of the Mathematics in Finance Master’s Program and Clinical Full Professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University and Partner at, commits to work with aisot’s core team in the role of AI & Trading Scientific Advisor. Petter has been advising aisot since the company’s foundation.

Petter Kolm has an outstanding reputation among academics and practitioners helping to bridge the gap between the academic and practitioner communities. Prior to his appointment as NYU Full Professor, Petter worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management where his responsibilities included research and development of quantitative investment strategies. Petter has co-authored many articles and books on quantitative finance and financial data science, serves on several editorial boards for academic journals, professional associations, and company advisory boards. He is an Advisory Board Member of Betterment (one of the largest robo-advisors) and Alternative Data Group (ADG). Petter is also on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Quantitative Finance (IAQF) and Scientific Advisory Board Member of Artificial Intelligence Finance Institute (AIFI).

Stefan Klauser, CEO and Co-Founder of aisot, commented: “We are excited to see Petter stepping up his involvement in our mission to turn data into performance. His important recent work on the use of reinforcement learning to solve challenging dynamic optimization problems, is at the core of aisot’s AI engine for financial services, the aisot AI Alpha PLT. Thanks to his long standing collaboration with ETH Zurich and his role as an early advisor to aisot, Petter has already been involved with the team. We look forward to working with him on further translating his financial and scientific insights into our products and supporting our expansion in the U.S. market.”

Petter Kolm, who holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Yale University, an M.Phil. in Applied Mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology, and an M.S. in Mathematics from ETH Zurich, said: “I’m excited to be working with an amazing team of incredibly talented and hardworking individuals with a mission-driven mindset at aisot. As scientific advisor, I look forward to contributing to refining aisot’s AI and trading capabilities to strengthen performance amid a very challenging market environment. Faced with increasing and unyielding market volatility, aisot has to take on the demanding and pressing challenge to help customers and partners reduce uncertainty and allow them to leverage the most advanced approach to AI in Finance.”

Petter Kolm: Key professional highlights

  • Awarded “Quant of the Year” in 2021 by Portfolio Management Research (PMR) and Journal of Portfolio Management (JPM) for his contributions to the field of quantitative portfolio theory.
  • Accomplished and results-oriented academic and practitioner with a solid track record in the financial industry as professor (NYU Courant), lead researcher/principal investigator, expert witness and testimony, consultant, and advisory board member. Author of highly-regarded books in quantitative finance and numerous key research publications.
  • Frequent speaker, presenter and moderator at academic and professional conferences.