Leda Braga is the founder and CEO of Systematica Investments, a global institutional hedge fund manager with approximately $8.2 billion in assets under management. Systematica was formed in January 2015 as a spin-off of BlueCrest Capital, where Ms Braga was President and Head of Systematic Trading for 14 years. Prior to BlueCrest, she was part of Cygnifi Derivatives Services (a J.P. Morgan spin-off). At Cygnifi Ms Braga was part of the management team and head of its Valuation Service. Prior to Cygnifi, she 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.
Ms Braga 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. In addition, she has served in the advisory board of the pension fund of the CERN in Geneva and currently serves on the advisory board of the London School of Economics’ Systemic Risk Centre.