Our Team

We are a team with a passion for computer science, math and finance. We have vast experience in algorithmic trading and financial markets. Many of our team members have previously worked as traders, quant researchers and developers at algorithmic trading firms and global investment banks.

Mohit Mutreja - Managing Director

Mohit Mutreja is currently the Managing Director of AlphaGrep. He was earlier a trader at D.E. Shaw managing a portfolio of Indian public equities and convertible bonds. Prior to joining D.E. Shaw, Mohit was a quantitative researcher and trader at Citadel Investment Group (Chicago, US) where he built, researched and traded quantitative/statistical strategies on US fixed income securities. He has also worked at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs in New York. Mohit graduated summa cum laude from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T) program at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) with a B.S. in Economics (Finance) and a B.S.E in Computer Engineering with a minor in Mathematics.

Parshant Mittal - Executive Director

Parshant Mittal is currently the Executive Director of AlphaGrep. He was earlier a Portfolio Manager and Quantitative Finance Researcher at AQR Capital (Greenwich, US). At AQR he was responsible for managing multiple strategies, including Emerging Market stock selection. Prior to AQR, Parshant worked at Deutsche Bank’s Credit and Rates trading. Parshant has also worked at Goldman Sachs and at StateStreet Bank in New York. He is also an active angel investor as a member of Indian Angel Network. Parshant graduated from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology (M&T) program at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) with a B.S. in Economics (Finance) and a B.S.E in Computer Engineering.

Aravind Nadarajan - President, Quantitative Strategies

Aravind Nadarajan is currently President, Quantitative Strategies at AlphaGrep. He was earlier a Senior Quantitative Trader at Tower Research Capital , where he was running quant strategies on Asian and Latin American Option markets. Prior to joining Tower, Aravind was a quantitative trader at Edelweiss Securities, where he built and traded stat arb strategies. He was also instrumental in setting up the algorithmic trading desk trading various arbitrage and stat arb strategies. He has also worked at JP Morgan in their EMEA Telecom equity research team. Aravind graduated from XLRI, Jamshedpur where he did his MBA in Finance and Economics. He also has a B.Tech in Information Technology from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Venkatesh Shankar - Senior Vice President, AlphaGrep Singapore

Venkatesh Shankar graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 and has over 10 years experience in the proprietary trading and institutional markets space. He has extensive trading experience across asset classes and has specialized in trading in the US and Asia Pacific region. He has managed quant strategies and has extensive experience in statistical arbitrage, event driven trading, volatility trading, as well as arbitrage and market-making strategies. Venkatesh started off his career in the USA at the program trading/delta one proprietary trading desk at UBS. He later moved to the Asia-pac region where he worked at Merrill Lynch and in the proprietary trading space and has run derivative (including exotics) and delta one books covering the pan-Asia region.

Sankalp Upadhyay - Vice President, Quantitative Research & Trading

Sankalp Upadhyay is currently Vice President, Quantitative Research & Trading at AlphaGrep. He was earlier a Quantitative Analyst at Jump Trading in Chicago, where he was running quant strategies on US and European markets. Prior to joining Jump, Sankalp worked on quantitative trading strategies at Indea Capital Singapore and Deutsche Bank Mumbai. Sankalp has a MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Kanpur.