Quant Trade is a premier trading technology firm founded in the financial district of Chicago. Originally formed as a commodity trading advisor (CTA) in 2007, Quant Trade has evolved into a diverse organization focused on fractal analysis, Chaos theory, and other non-linear trading methods. The principals of Quant Trade are as specialized as the company. Each member brings unique academic and practical trading skills to the table. Collectively the principals have over 100 years of applied trading experience.
Quant Trade has a long list of accomplishments, some most notably are:
  • Developed high frequency trading systems before they were called “high frequency”
  • Established low latency connectivity exchange gateways in Chicago data centers
  • Consulted and built trading technology for Sunoco, a multi-billion dollar energy producer
  • Programmed and traded neural networks (NN) with wavelet filters
  • Constructed entire trading suites for Bloomberg Professional
  • Developed unique trading platforms and portfolio valuation frameworks
While we may not have seen it all, our eyes are wide open. The take away here is, “if we don’t have it, we can build it.”

Recently, Quant Trade has launched a trading system that centers on ROXI, our most advanced trading program to date. ROXI has the ability to identify hidden market conditions and make predictions with our Fractal Finance algorithms.

We invite you to explore our site and meet the partners listed below:

Erik T. LongStrategic Planning and Business Operations
Erik Long is a managing partner of Quant Trade. Erik has been published in Futures Magazine, Stocks and Commodities Magazine and several other trading publications. He has been featured regularly on various shows about trading including the Jack B show, FX Street, and the Cornerstone Investment Group.

Mr. Long is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and was listed in Who’s Who in America in 2003. Erik founded Tetrahex, a private trading technology company that was sold to a publicly traded company in 2006. He is the developer of Fractal Finance, a portfolio analysis platform based on Chaos theory. Erik is also one of the three developers of SWARM (Statistically Weighted Arbitrage Recognition Model), a high frequency arbitrage system.

Erik Long studied at UCLA and CSU while obtaining his Bachelor’s in bio-anthropology and economics. He later studied for his Post Graduate Diploma in economics at the University of London. He also holds a Master of Science in space studies and aerospace science from the American Military University.

Peter M. MazzaTrade Operations & Risk Management
Peter brings over 35 years of career experience to Quant Trade. In addition to his operations expertise, Peter has many years of trading experience. As an expert in futures deliveries and fundamental analysis, he lends this experience to our clients through risk management and operational support.

Peter’s career began as a floor runner and continued all the way up the ladder to managing cash and futures physical deliveries. Mr. Mazza used this first-hand trading knowledge to guide him into the position of a CME floor broker and trader with Refco Inc. In this position, Peter executed customer orders in the S&P 500 Futures, Live Cattle, and Options Pits.

Throughout his career, Peter worked with the respected firms of Gerald Inc. and later Rand Financial Services as VP of Risk Management. As a managing partner of Quant Trade, Mr. Mazza uses his trading and operational experience to monitor firm-wide risk exposure.

Joseph A. Skibinski, MBA, CPAAccounting & Finance
Joseph Skibinski comes to Quant Trade following a very active and successful financial career. Mr. Skibinski has a vast depth of experience including but not limited to floor trading, accounting, brokerage, and consulting. Joseph joined Quant Trade as a partner in 2010.

Joesph holds a Series 3 securities license and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Joseph Skibinski obtained a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Loyola University in Chicago. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from DePaul University. Mr. Skibinski maintains an active role in local city politics.

Boris G. Zinchenko, Ph.D.Technology
Boris was the Chief Technology Officer of Tetrahex for three years before joining Quant Trade. His responsibilities included the management of a programming team that built and tested Fractal Finance.

He obtained his Masters in Physics from the Physics Department of the Moscow State University. Dr. Zinchenko also earned a Ph.D. from the Russian Academy of Sciences in astrophysical and geophysical applications of turbulent fluid dynamics. His theoretical research was further combined with economic and market analysis studies.

Boris has built grid calculation engines over supercomputer clusters and globally distributed analytical platforms. These platforms used distributed networks that allowed their nodes to act as independent exploration agents resulting in self-organizing distributed artificial intelligence brains. These A.I. methods have been applied to several Quant Trade products.

Support Staff
The Quant Trade support staff is composed of highly skilled experts in a variety of fields. They come from different sectors of the business community and are experienced professionals. Our efficient support staff is here to insure the highest quality of service for our customers.