Quant boutique appoints scientific advisor

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French systematic asset manager KeyQuant has hired Serge Darolles, professor of Finance at the Paris-Dauphine university, as an external scientific advisor.

Darolles will hold responsibilities in the structuring and management of the growing research team. He will also ensure the consistency of KeyQuant’s research process.

His appointment is in line with KeyQuant’s plans to strengthen its research capabilities which will see the company’s headcount double over the next 18 months.

Darolles has taught financial econometrics and empirical finance at Paris-Dauphine since 2012.

Prior to joining Dauphine, he worked for Lyxor between 2000 and 2012, where he developed mathematical models for various investment strategies.

He has held consultant roles at Caisse des Dépôts & Consignations, Banque Paribas and the French atomic energy agency.

KeyQuant has been founded in 2009 by Robert Baguenault de Viéville and Raphaël Gelrubin.

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