Raul Leote de Carvalho is Deputy Head of the Quant Research Group at BNP Paribas Asset Management since October 2017.
The team is responsible for supporting research and development of systematic and smart beta strategies, for providing quantitative inputs across all investment teams, for delivering quantitative services and innovation and for leveraging Big Data as an alpha source. The team is based in Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and London.
Raul joined BNPP AM in 1999 and held several positions related to quantitative research and investments in equities, fixed income and asset allocation covering the development of investment strategies, portfolio optimization, risk modelling and portfolio management.
Raul started his career in 1996 as a researcher in Computational and Theoretical Physics first at the University of Wuppertal, then at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and finally at the University College of London.
Raul has over 22 years of quantitative investment experience. He earned a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Condensed Matter Physics and a BSc in Chemistry both from the University of Lisbon. He is a Board Member of the Institute for Quantitative Research in Europe (Inquire Europe) a non-profit professional organization formed in 1990 to bring together investment professionals interested in the development of quantitative solutions to financial and investment problems. He is also referee for a number of journals including the Financial Analysts Journal of the CFA. Raul is based in Paris.