Henry Ma, Ph.D.
CFA, President and Chief Investment Officer
Dr. Ma has two decades of extensive hands-on and leadership experience in portfolio management, asset allocation, fixed income and global macro investments, and risk management. Prior to founding Julex, he worked as a Portfolio Manager with Geode Capital Management, where he launched a global macro hedge fund which traded currencies, commodities and equity options. Earlier, he served as Director of Quantitative Research and Financial Engineering with Loomis Sayles & Co., and Director of Quantitative Research and Risk Management with Fortis Investments. He led quantitative research and risk management groups to develop quantitative strategies, portfolio risk analytics and structured credit strategies.
Dr. Ma also worked as Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income Strategies at Sun Life Financial, where he helped manage $30 billion in fixed income assets and chaired the investment strategy and asset/liability management committee. His investment career began with John Hancock Financial Services as a Senior Associate Investment Officer. He developed investment and derivatives strategies as well as oversaw $3 billion in a multi-asset portfolio. Dr. Ma is a published author and an industry speaker on the topics of quantitative investing, risk management and structured finance. He earned a Bachelor and a Master in Economics and Management from Peking University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University.
Jeff brings over 20 years of investment management experience to Julex Capital, predominately as an institutional portfolio manager. Prior to joining Julex, Jeff had portfolio management oversight of a high yield bond mutual fund and institutional strategies at State Street Global Advisors where he was a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager.
Prior to State Street, Jeff was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Fortis Investments where he helped establish Fortis’ structured credit business, launching the firm’s inaugural Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO). While at Fortis, he established a comprehensive investment and credit review process and managed the firm’s Leveraged Loan platform. Before Fortis, Jeff held various credit positions at CypressTree Investment Management and Prospect Street Investments. He received his BA in Economics from Framingham State University and his MBA in Financial Management from Northeastern University. In addition he holds the Charted Financial Analyst designation.
Trading and Operations
Liam joins the team at Julex after graduating from nearby Babson College with a BS in Business Administration and a dual concentration in Computational Finance and Quantitative Methods. While at Babson, he studied topics such as the options and futures market, the function of various fixed income instruments, how to perform financial simulation and run time series forecasts, and how to value risky securities. In addition, he was able to pursue a wide range of interests, both pure and applied, in mathematics and statistics disciplines. Most notably, he presented his independent research on “The Applications of Linear Algebra to the Optimization of Baseball Strategy” at the New England Symposium of Statistics in Sports in 2017. Prior to joining Julex, Liam worked as a contractor for MFS Investments on their Offshore Fund Treasury Team, and as an intern for MassMutual on their Trading and Valuation Teams.
Bo Wang, Ph.D.
Dr. Wang joined Julex after he received his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston College (BC), and MS in Quantitative Economics, BS in economics and mathematics (double major) from Renmin University of China (RUC). Bo has a strong background in quantitative economics and finance and broad interests in mathematical fields like abstract algebra, topology, numerical computation, and stochastic differential equation. During his graduate studies at BC, Bo devoted himself to the dynamic copula modelling techniques. His dissertation focuses on the semiparametric copula estimation and structural break test. His recent work “Copula-based time series with filtered non-stationarity” has been published in the Journal of Econometrics (2020). Also, Bo has passed the CFA exam level III and FRM exam level I.
Chief Compliance Officer
Brian has been working in the capacity of Executive Director/Chief Compliance Officer/Principal Consultant in the financial services industry with over 35 years of diverse experience in compliance, regulatory, business conduct/risk, AML/BSA, Business Continuity and audit matters. Former regulator with US SEC, US CFTC, NYSE and AMEX. Big 4 Alumni. Pro-active manager with emphasis on managing compliance and reputational risk in a programmatic way. Collaborated with product design teams in the physical asset space which include agriculture, timber and vineyards. Extensive track record of constructing, testing and managing comprehensive compliance programs including branch examinations that enable diverse companies to efficiently navigate through a highly regulated, extremely competitive marketplace providing in-depth knowledge to address legal, risk, operational, financial(FINOP), sales practice and compliance issues with special expertise in the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934; Banking/Volcker, FinCen, FINRA Rules and Regulations; SEC Investment Adviser and Investment Companies Acts of 1940; Trust Regulations; Federal Banking, OCC, and FDIC Rules. Excellent working relationships with senior management, regulatory authorities and positive impact on regulatory exam results. FINRA Series 7, 24, 27, 63, 65, 79 and 99.