Personal Profile of Dr. Neil A. Chriss
Neil Chriss is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Hutchin Hill Capital, LP. Prior to founding Hutchin Hill in October 2007, Neil was a managing director at SAC Capital Management (2003–2007). Previously, Neil was a portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (1998–1999). In 2000, Neil founded ICor Brokerage, an electronic trading platform for swaps and options, which was subsequently acquired by Reuters Plc.
Neil holds PhD and BS degrees in Mathematics from the University of Chicago, and an MS in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology. He has held academic positions in the mathematics departments of Harvard University, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the University of Toronto.
Neil serves on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ (2011–present). He also is a member of the Investment Committee of the Institute for Advanced Study, which oversees the management of the Institute’s endowment (2008–present). Additionally, he is a founding board member, and a member of the Executive Committee, of Math for America (2004–present), a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve mathematics education in the United States. Neil was previously a Trustee at Harvey Mudd College and is on the Board of Trustees at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). Neil is also a member of the visiting committee of the University of Chicago’s Physical Sciences Division (2007–present) and an Advisory Director of the University of Chicago’s Financial Mathematics Program. Neil holds a patent for his invention, “Method and System for Portfolio Optimization from Ordering Information.