Instructor since 2013


Gordon Ritter completed his Ph.D. in mathematical physics at Harvard University in 2007, where he published in top international journals across the fields of quantum computation, quantum field theory, and abstract algebra.  Prior to that he earned an Honors BA in Mathematics from the University of Chicago, completing many graduate math and physics courses while still an undergraduate. Gordon is currently CEO and owner of the quantitative-trading firm Ritter Alpha LP that he founded in 2019, where he leads an elite team trading a broad range of market-neutral absolute return strategies across geographies and asset classes. The current team includes Math Olympiad gold medalists, and alumni of DE Shaw. He was honored as Risk Buy-Side Quant of the Year in 2019.  Formerly, Gordon founded the New York office of GSA Capital and was responsible for directing all research in GSA’s New York office.  GSA has won the Equity Market Neutral & Quantitative Strategies category at the Eurohedge awards four times, with numerous other awards. Prior to joining GSA, Gordon was a Vice President of Highbridge Capital Management and a core member of the Statistical Arbitrage Group.  Concurrently with his positions in industry, Gordon teaches at three of the nation’s leading MFE programs, including Baruch College and NYU (both ranked in the top 5 MFE programs).  A frequent collaborator of Petter Kolm, Gordon has published several articles on portfolio optimization and machine learning in Risk, European Journal of Operations Research, and Journal of Financial Data Science, and is often invited to speak at the top industry conferences.


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