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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 twenty-four years and became the basis for the growth of Quest. The firm, based in New York, manages $2.3 billion in assets and employs forty people as of February 2024.
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.
Mike Harris is President at Quest, leading all functional areas of the firm. Prior to joining Quest in June 2022, Mr. Harris was Director of Family Office and a Partner at Verdence Capital Advisors, charged with enhancing and growing the firm’s multi-family-office division. Prior to Verdence, Mr. Harris spent nearly two decades at Campbell & Company, one of the longest-standing firms in the CTA industry. In his time at Campbell, he held multiple roles on the trading team and ultimately served as the firm’s President for over seven years. As President, Mr. Harris developed new partnerships with some of the world’s largest institutional investors and successfully launched innovative products in the managed futures space. Prior to Campbell, Mr. Harris worked as a Futures and Options Broker at REFCO. Mr. Harris began his career at Morgan Stanley, where he made strategic investments in leading systematic hedge funds. From 2013 to 2019, Mr. Harris served on the board of the Managed Funds Association, including acting as Chairman of the Board for two years. Mr. Harris holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics and Japanese Studies from Gettysburg College.