Massimo Santicchia is a co-founder and chief investment officer of Alpha Quant Advisors, LLC. Mr. Santicchia develops and manages equity strategies and funds and oversees all aspects of Alpha Quant’s investment process. Previously, he also served as chief investment officer of Cypress Capital Group and Cypress Trust Co. He has 18 years of investment experience, including at S&P Investment Advisory Services LLC as developer and portfolio manager of the four JNL/S&P funds. He also co-managed the JNL/S&P Managed and Disciplined funds. Prior positions include: consultant with the investment banking divisions of Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse First Boston and international equity analyst at Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management. Mr. Santicchia holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Perugia, Italy; an MBA from the U.S. International University, San Diego; and an M.S., Investment Management, from Pace University, New York.
Katherine Gallagher is a co-founder and senior portfolio manager of Alpha Quant Advisors, LLC. She designs and manages multi-asset portfolios comprising of mutual funds, ETFs and alternative strategies. Ms. Gallagher has more than 13 years’ investment experience, including leading the manager research team at S&P Investment Advisory Services LLC, and managing multi-asset UMA model portfolios with a six-plus year track record. Previous experience at S&P includes monitoring and analyzing money, bond fund and government investment pool ratings. Ms. Gallagher holds a B.S. from Fordham University College of Business Administration.