2020

Leda Braga

Systematica Investments

Leda is the founder and CEO of Systematica Investments Limited, a Jersey based institutional hedge fund manager with offices around the globe. Systematica was formed in January 2015 as a spin-off of BlueCrest Capital, where Leda was President and Head of Systematic Trading for 14 years since 2001. Prior to BlueCrest Leda was part of Cygnifi Derivatives Services (a J.P. Morgan spin-off). At Cygnifi she was part of the management team and was head of its Valuation Service. Prior to Cygnifi, Leda spent nearly seven years at J.P. Morgan as a Quantitative Analyst in the derivatives research team. Her past experience includes modelling of interest rate exotics, FX/interest rate hybrid instruments and equity derivatives. She holds a PhD in Engineering from Imperial College London, where she worked as a lecturer and led research projects for over three years prior to joining J.P. Morgan. Leda has served as an advisor to the board of the pension fund of the CERN in Geneva. Additionally, she is currently on the advisory board of the London School of Economics’ Systemic Risk Centre as well as the Board of Trustees for the Standards Board for Alternative Investments.