Christos Koutsoyannis, PhD, is the Chief Investment Officer of Atlas Ridge Capital, a quantitative hedge fund focusing on innovation in the areas of alternative data and alpha capture. Christos is a senior portfolio manager with significant experience in t he design and day – to – day management of very diverse quantitative long – short investment strategies, in equities and across asset classes. Prior to Atlas Ridge, Christos was a Portfolio Manager at AllianceBernstein, a Senior Portfolio Manager at State Street Global Advisors, and the Deputy Head of Quant Research at Old Mutual Asset Managers in London. Christos sits on the board of directors of the Society of Quantitative Analysts (SQA), and the advisory board of AI & Data Science in Trading. Christos hold a B A Hons Economics from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a PhD in Financial Economics from Birckbeck College, University of London, UK.