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Nigol Koulajian is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Quest. Mr. Koulajian founded Quest in March 2001 to pursue his passion for quantitative investment research and strategy development, which he has focused on from the beginning of his career in the early 1990's. After lengthy research, Mr. Koulajian identified specific strategies using proprietary techniques that have been continuously enhanced over the past eighteen years and became the basis for the growth of Quest. The firm, based in New York, manages $2.5 billion in assets and employs twenty-eight people as of May 2022.
In 2002, Mr. Koulajian started the NOK Foundation, which is committed to promoting the study and practice of yoga and meditation globally. Mr. Koulajian has acted as a board member of the Omega Institute and David Lynch Foundation. Mr. Koulajian earned an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School and a BS in electrical engineering from Notre Dame.
Prashant Kolluri is President at Quest. Prior to joining Quest, Mr. Kolluri was President of Sterling Ridge Capital Management, a US focused Long/Short equity manager, of which he was a founding member in 2013. Mr. Kolluri was responsible for business management and also led several investment strategy initiatives.
Prior to Sterling Ridge, Mr. Kolluri was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Hedge Fund business at Investcorp International Inc., which had approximately $4.7 billion in AUM. In this role, Mr. Kolluri was Chair of the Investment Committee and responsible for all investment decisions across Fund of Hedge Funds, Customized Accounts, Seeding, and Special Opportunities Portfolios. Over a 15-year career at Investcorp, Mr. Kolluri helped grow and transform the business from its roots as a proprietary investment activity to a multi-product fiduciary business. Prior to Investcorp, Mr. Kolluri was at Citibank N.A. as a Manager of Foreign Exchange and Options and at Nikko Investment Bank in Equity Sales. Mr. Kolluri began his career at American Express International as a Finance Analyst. Mr. Kolluri received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mumbai, India. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) and a charter holder of the CFA Institute.