Troy W. Buckner is the Founder and Managing Principal of NuWave Investment Management, LLC (â€œNuWaveâ€).Â Mr. Buckner founded NuWave in 2000 and has for more than a decade directly overseen the firmâ€™s investment activities.Â Mr. Bucknerâ€™s primary responsibilities include the strategic management of the firm, as well as serving as Co-Head of Research and Chairman of NuWaveâ€™s Management and Risk Committees.Â As the primary architect of NuWaveâ€™s investment style, Mr. Buckner remains intimately involved in the firmâ€™s ongoing research efforts, as well as playing an active role in the design and implementation of NuWaveâ€™s proprietary modeling platform and trade execution infrastructure.Â Mr. Bucknerâ€™s extensive market experience is complemented years of experience developing innovative investment methods. Â Prior to founding NuWave, Mr. Buckner had significant experience in the investment industry, having begun his career as an equities derivatives and portfolio sales specialist at Salomon Brothers, Inc. (1986 â€“ 1989) before developing futures and equity based trading strategies at such firms as George E. Warren Corporation (1989-1991), Classic Capital (1994 â€“ 1995) and Hyman Beck & Company (1995 - 2000).Â Mr. Buckner graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Delaware with a double major (finance/accounting) and a minor (economics) before earning his M.B.A from the University of Chicago.
Yury V. Orlov is the Co-Head of Research and a principal of NuWave Investment Management, LLC (â€œNuWaveâ€).Â Dr. Orlov joined NuWave in October of 2003 and, along with Mr. Buckner, is directly responsible for the firmâ€™s research and development efforts, including the design and implementation of NuWaveâ€™s proprietary modeling platform and trade execution infrastructure, as well as the managerial oversight of the firmâ€™s team of research professionals.Â Dr. Orlov first became acquainted with Mr. Buckner in 1997, while serving as a Research Scientist at the Nuclear Physics Institute, Moscow State University (1986-2003), and ultimately assumed a role as a consultant to NuWave in 2000, before moving to the United States and joining the firm as a principal in 2003.Â Dr. Orlov is an expert in the fields of data analysis, pattern recognition, time series analysis and computer programming, having performed advanced modeling techniques relating to both public sector and private sector initiatives, while also authoring and/or co-authoring more than 50 research papers, many of which have been published in scientific journals and discussed during international conferences.Â Dr. Orlov received a Masterâ€™s Degree in Physics and PhD in Pattern Recognition for Data Analysis and Time Series Segmentation from Moscow State University.
Craig A. Weynand is the Chief Operating Officer and a principal of NuWave Investment Management, LLC. Mr. Weynand joined NuWave in March of 2009 and is directly responsible for the management and oversight of all aspects of the firm's general business operations. In this capacity, Mr. Weynand serves as Chairman of NuWave's Trading, Technology and Compliance Committees, as well as being a senior member of the firm's Management and Risk Committees. Mr. Weynand began his career at Morgan Stanley and predecessors (1990 - 2003), where he held positions of increasing responsibility at various Morgan Stanley entities, culminating in the managerial oversight of CTA selection, manager due diligence, product development and performance reporting for the Managed Futures Department. Thereafter, Mr. Weynand served as General Counsel and a member of the Executive Management team at Campbell & Company, Inc. (2003 - 2005), where he was responsible for all aspects of legal affairs and regulatory compliance, as well as general oversight of the firm's trade support and internal audit functions, before joining Graham Capital Management as Director of Investor Services (2006 - 2009), broadly overseeing the firm's investor relations, marketing and product development efforts. Mr. Weynand received a J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law after earning a B.S. (double major in Marketing and International Business) and an M.B.A. from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business.