Olga Kokareva is a Managing Director at Synthesis, a quantitative investment company, focusing on statistical arbitrage in equity markets. In her role, Olga oversees Synthesis’ business strategy, data acquisition, vendor management, and investor relations. Prior to joining Synthesis, Olga was Head of Data Sourcing and Strategy at Quantstellation, a proprietary algorithmic trading group, where she was responsible for discovering big data sources for quantitative research, building strategic data partnerships and managing the full cycle of data acquisition.
Olga joined Quantstellation in 2015 from ITI Group where she has spearheaded the launch of a multi-manager hedge fund platform focusing on quantitative investment strategies. Before that, she held a variety of senior roles in the alternative investments industry including Head of Operations and Investor Relations at Da Vinci Capital. She started her career as a client relations manager at Renaissance Capital.
Olga holds a master’s degree in finance from International University of Business and New Technology and an MBA degree from Baruch College Zicklin School of Business. She is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).