Ex-Smith Breeden pro joins Duke finance prof. to launch global macro firm QMS
Fri Mar 19, 2010
Peter Nolan of Smith Breeden and Michael Brandt of Duke University join forces.
Peter Nolan, formerly a principal at U.S. fixed-income firm
Smith Breeden Associates has joined with Duke University
finance professor Michael Brandt to form QMS Capital
Management, a quantitative global macro shop. The firm plans to
launch a $200 million managed account on May 1, and could open
to outside investors by yearend.
QMS, which is based in Durham, N.C., will initially trade
managed futures, global interest rates, currencies, stock
indices, and commodities. Within six months, the firm
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