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Former Goldman Sachs quant chief Iwanowski plots his return

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Ex-Global Alpha co-head Ray Iwanowski is in discussions about a new venture.

Ray Iwanowski, who along with Mark Carhart managed Goldman Sachs’s quantitative division until their departure last year, is considering a comeback.

Iwanowski has been meeting with prime brokers in New York in recent weeks to discuss a potential new offering, according to people familiar with the meetings. The conversations have been preliminary, gauging what strategies make sense and what investors are looking for.

Iwanowski did not respond to a request for comment.

Carhart and Iwanowski served as co-chief investment officers of Goldman Sachs’ quantitative strategies team from 1998 until their departure in March 2009. They managed the firm’s Global