BLAIR HULL – FOUNDER AND CHAIRMANMore
Blair Hull founded Hull Investments, LLC in 1999 and currently serves as the firm’s Chairman. Hull Investments was created to serve as a family office for three generations of the Hull family, and acts as parent company to a number of financial entities.
Mr. Hull created Hull Tactical Asset Allocation, LLC, a registered investment advisor, in 2013. HTAA operates an actively managed ETF and utilizes advanced algorithms as well as macro and technical indicators to anticipate future market returns.
Mr. Hull is also the founder of Ketchum Trading, LLC and currently serves as Chairman. Ketchum Trading is a privately held, proprietary trading firm, based in Chicago, Illinois that makes markets and trades in futures, options, cash equities and exchange-traded funds.
Prior to launching Ketchum Trading, LLC, Mr. Hull was the founder of Hull Trading Company and served as that firm’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
A global leader in the application of computer technology to listed derivatives trading, Hull Trading leveraged technological innovations and quantitative models to become one of the world’s premier market-making firms, trading on 28 exchanges in nine countries. At its peak, Hull Trading Company moved nearly a quarter of the entire daily market volume on some markets, executed over 7% of the index options traded in the United States, 3% of the equity options, and 1% of all shares traded daily on the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Hull has worked in the trading industry for nearly 40 years. Trader Monthly recognized him for having executed one of “The 40 Greatest Trades of All Time,” and Worth Magazine named him one of “Wall Street’s 25 Smartest Players.” In 2014, he was awarded the Joseph W. Sullivan Options Industry Achievement Award from the Options Industry Council in recognition of his outstanding lifetime contributions to the growth and integrity of the U.S. options market.
PETRA BAKOSOVA – CHIEF OPERATING OFFICERMore
Petra Bakosova’s background is in algorithmic trading across multiple asset classes, mathematical modeling, and risk management. She joined Hull Investments, LLC in 2014, and worked on projects for its proprietary trading firm Ketchum Trading, LLC before transferring to its quantitative asset management unit HTAA, LLC. Ms. Bakosova has helped shape the face and direction of HTAA prior to and since the launch of its first public product and continues to perform research on a number of HTAA strategies.
Ms. Bakosova began her career in quantitative finance at Arbhouse, LLC as the company’s first strategist. Her expertise in high frequency algorithmic market making proved to be a valuable precursor to the systematic, quantitative approach sought after at HTAA. Prior to Hull Investments, she cut her teeth on stock market indices modelling during her tenure as a quantitative researcher at Toji Trading Group, LLC.
Ms. Bakosova holds a Master of Science degree in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago. She pursued her undergraduate studies in applied mathematics at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia and Halmstad University in Halmstad, Sweden.
RICHARD ANDERSON - INVESTMENT AND PRODUCT STRATEGISTMore
Rick Anderson joined Hull Investments, LLC in 1999 and serves as the organization’s Chief Investment Officer, advising on strategic asset allocation and the collaborative development of profitable, shorter-term trading models.
Mr. Anderson began his career in finance as a securities analyst at The Value Line Investment Survey, one of the first firms to use statistical techniques for stock selection. While there, he became editor and then portfolio manager of the flagship Value Line Fund and Value Line Income Fund.
ALEXANDER KMENT, FRM – FINANCIAL ENGINEERMore
Alexander Kment joined the team as a Financial Engineer at the beginning of 2016. He is in charge of building new models, maintaining our internal database, and creating the trading signals for Hull’s actively managed exchange-traded fund.
Mr. Kment received his Master’s of Science in Financial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned his FRM designation in 2018 is also pursuing a CFA chartership.