Arthur Berd

Editor-in-chief: Arthur Berd

JOIS is unique in that it focuses on the buy side research and investment strategies, while maintaining the level of quantitative rigor and depth which is a hallmark of all Risk Journals. It is an indispensable source of insight for practitioners in hedge funds, asset management firms and trading groups, as well as for academics who wish to make an impact in these areas.

Dr. Arthur M. Berd is the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Investment Strategies. He is a well-known expert in quantitative investment strategies, derivatives modeling, and portfolio and risk management.

Arthur M. Berd is the Founder and CEO of General Quantitative LLC, an emerging diversified financial services firm whose GQ Asset Management division focuses on systematic volatility-driven strategies, while GQ Analytics division offers institutional advisory services in portfolio and tail risk management, and GQ Technologies division, in partnership with SmartQuant Ltd., produces end-to-end infrastructure for developing, testing, and trading of algorithmic strategies.

Before 2011, Arthur was the Head of Macro Volatility Strategies at Capital Fund Management in Paris. Before joining CFM in early 2008, he was a co-founder and head of research at Quantitative Alternatives LLC, a startup hedge fund in Rye Brook, NY, and before that held senior quantitative strategy and research positions at BlueMountain Capital Management, Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Besides editing The Journal of Investment Strategies since its inception, Dr. Berd has also served on the editorial board of The Journal of Credit Risk, and is the founder and coordinator of the quantitative finance section of, a global electronic research repository. An author of more than 30 publications and a frequently invited speaker at major industry conferences, Dr. Berd edited the book “Lessons from the Financial Crisis” (RiskBooks, 2010), and contributed chapters to several other books on finance.

Arthur holds a Ph.D. in Physics (with a Minor in Business) from Stanford University, and a M.S. in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He lives and works in New York.

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