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Nick Baltas

Head of R&D, Systematic Trading Strategies at Goldman Sachs


Nick joined Goldman Sachs in October 2017 to run the R&D of the Systematic Trading Strategies (STS) group; he is responsible for providing thought leadership in the space of factor investing, portfolio construction and strategy design. Alongside, he additionally maintains a visiting academic position at Imperial College Business School. Prior to his current role, Nick spent 4.5 years at the UBS Quantitative Research unit, two years lecturing at Imperial College Business School, when he was awarded the Star Teacher of the Year award for both years in recognition of his teaching, and almost a year as risk manager in a London-based hedge fund. He has also held a visiting lecturer position at Queen Mary University of London in the recent past. His research has been awarded with numerous grants and prizes, has been published in academic finance journals and books on factor investing, and has been quoted by the financial press. He holds a DEng in electrical and computer engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, an MSc in communications & signal processing from Imperial College London and a PhD in finance from Imperial College Business School.

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