Our Leadership

At our core, we are practitioner-researchers that synthesize statistical methods, economic theory, and deep market knowledge to produce robust alpha.

RQSI's leadership team is grounded in academic research and strengthened by significant market experience, culminating in a history of industry innovation spanning over three decades.

We have significant experience developing systematic trading strategies that produce robust, durable alpha for investors through a wide variety of customizable alternative strategies.

Neil Ramsey


Since the founding of Ramsey Financial, Inc. in 1986, Neil Ramsey has been involved in the development and execution of systematic trading models for the last 34 years. Neil leads all investment activities at RQSI such as the development of trading strategies, portfolio/risk management, and overall strategic direction.

Prior to forming RQSI, Neil was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where he worked with domestic and foreign multinational corporations in strategy development. He holds an M.B.A. and a B.E., summa cum laude, in Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Chris Satterfield

| Head of Business Development

Chris Satterfield oversees business relations and strategic planning at RQSI in addition to acting as CEO of China Post Global, a joint venture asset management company between RQSI, China Post, and Capital Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Prior to serving in this role, Chris was RQSI’s Chief Operating Officer for 5 years and Director of Research and Trading for 4 years where he was responsible for research, development, and implementation of the firm’s quantitative strategies. He served in the United States Navy for six years as a nuclear submarine repairman and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal before his honorable discharge in 1997.

Jeff Gregory


Jeff Gregory oversees all operational aspects of RQSI including trading, back-office, compliance, and performance management. Prior to serving in this role, Jeff was Head of Research at RQSI, responsible for the development and review of the analytical models used for systematic trading.

Prior to joining RQSI Jeff was with Prosperitas Investment Partners responsible for due diligence, deal structuring, and portfolio company oversight, and with McKinsey & Company, where he focused on strategic and operational areas. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Jaideep Karnawat

| Head of Research

Jaideep Karnawat is responsible for the development of quantitative and risk strategies for futures and equity trading as well as the development of automated risk management and trading execution tools.

He holds both an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Vanderbilt University and both a B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from IIT, India. Jaideep is an accredited Financial Risk Manager issued by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

Josh Albertsen


Josh Albertsen provides leadership and oversight to the firm’s operations and administrative functions. He is responsible for creating and improving operating policies/procedures, financial analysis/planning, fund compliance, information technology systems, and human resource functions.

Prior to joining RQSI, Josh worked at JP Morgan Chase where he managed, advised, and developed tailored solutions for commercial clients seeking to expand, acquire, and improve operating efficiencies. Josh graduated from Samford University and serves on the board of directors for a number of non-profit organizations.

John Ramsey

| Qubit Portfolio Manager

John Ramsey serves as Qubit Portfolio Manager, where he is responsible for the development of bespoke systematic global macro products and leads the firm’s analysis of institutional portfolio management. In addition, he researches and develops mathematical models for use in systematic trading.

Prior to serving in this role, John was a Quantitative Research Analyst for 2 years where he specialized in the development of Econometric trading models and was responsible for the tactical design of the firm’s suite of proprietary tools. Prior to joining RQSI, John worked as an Analytics Consultant in New York City for Deloitte, LLP. He received a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Mathematical Decision Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Celebrating 34 years of investment innovation

RQSI has delivered cutting-edge quantitative and systematic investment solutions since our founding in 1986.