Interview: Connecting Up With Jared Broad by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
Jared Broad is founder and CEO of QuantConnect, an open-source, cloud-based algorithmic trading platform that provides tools to its community of more than 65,000 engineers, data scientists, and quantitative analysts to design and backtest trading strategies. He leads the strategy and vision at QuantConnect, where he and his team work to democratize investing and pioneer the future of finance. QuantConnect’s latest project, Alpha Streams, enables quantitative funds to license strategies and alpha-generating insights produced by the QuantConnect community.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan interviewed Jared Broad in QuantConnect’s new digs in Seattle, WA on December 10, 2018.
This is a lovely office. Jared, tell us something about yourself—your background, how you got interested in finance, and what led you here.
I was born in New Zealand and studied biomedical engineering. Over time, I eventually got into humanitarian work, which led me to philanthropic opportunities in other countries. When I was doing that, there was a lot of downtime, especially in between jobs ...