Bin Ren is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SIG Technologies. Previously he was the Chief Investment Officer of the Systematic Investment Group (SIG) at Brevan Howard Asset Management where he managed multiple UCITS investment funds. Prior to that, Bin was a partner and Portfolio Manager at Decura Group, responsible for quantitative research and investment. He started his career at Barclays Capital as an equity exotics trader managing quantitative investment strategies. Before university Bin skipped two grades in school and won three first prizes in the Chinese National Olympiads for high school students, because of which he was exempted from the Chinese National College Entrance Examination. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the national gifted education program of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Bin was directly admitted with full scholarship to the PhD program for computer science at Cambridge University, UK. While there he researched the Xen virtual machine monitor that is used by Amazon as the foundation of the AWS cloud-computing platform.