dr. mikhail stukalo

CFA, CAIA, CQF

Education

2017

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

Doctorate in Business
[Finance concentration]

2013

London Business School

London, UK

MBA
[Finance concentration]

2002

Moscow Institute for International Relations (MGIMO)

Moscow, Russia

BSc in Economics

Certifications

CFA, CAIA, CQF, Series 65​

Skills

Finance

Quantitative Asset Allocation 98%
Factor Investing 98%
Performance Attribution 93%
Portfolio Optimization 85%

Coding

Python 89%
R 85%
SQL 71%
TensorFlow, Keras 65%

Data Science

Supervised Learning 95%
Unsupervised Learning 86%
Data Visualization 98%

About Me

Investment professional creating value in quantitative asset management by combining strong academic background and practical managerial experience.

Experience

Apr. 2018 – present

Fidelity Investments

Boston, MA

Quantitative Research Analyst, SAI

Quantitative Research Analyst with Strategic Advisers, a quantitatively driven fund and advisory business of Fidelity Investments. Involved in research, development and backtesting of quantitative asset allocation strategies.

Principal Data Scientist

Part of the team working on AI and ML implementation for Asset Management (Fidelity Center of Excellence, CoE). Application of Machine Learning techniques to alpha generation, fund performance attribution, and development of alternative risk premia strategies. 

Oct. 2018 – Apr. 2019

NYC Data Science Academy

New York, NY

Data Science Fellow | Teaching Assistant

Working on Data Science projects (including Machine Learning) as a part of the curriculum.
Selected Projects:

  • Application of Machine Learning to development of an asset management strategy (Python)
  • Visualization of portfolio optimization (R Shiny)
  • Web-scraping reddit to detect pump-and-dump in penny stocks (Scrapy, Python, R Shiny)
  • Prediction models for real estate prices (Kaggle competition)
Oct. 2017 – Present

QFL Capital LLC

Atlanta, GA

Principal

Manage private investment portfolio through a combination of quantitative and discretionary strategies.

Sep. 2016 – Dec. 2016

Decatur Capital Management

Atlanta, GA

Quantitative Intern

Performed analysis and backtesting of DCM factor-based investment model in non-US equity markets. Built unsupervised Machine Learning classification model for DCM product expansion.

Apr. 2004 – Feb. 2005 | Apr. 2006 – May 2015

Svarog Capital Advisors

Moscow, Russia

Vice President | Partner

Originated PE and VC deals totalling over $100mln. Represented the fund in the Boards of Directors of the portfolio companies.

Mar. 2005 – Mar. 2006

SARS Capital

Moscow, Russia | Kiev, Ukraine

Vice President

Structured M&A deals for large strategic acquirers in various sectors totaling over $250mln.

Jun. 2001 – Mar. 2004

Troika Dialog

Moscow, Russia

Senior Analyst

Performed quantitative analysis of fixed income placements, including products unique for the Russian market at the time. Provided analytical coverage of M&A transactions in various sectors.