Brian G. Peterson
Brian Peterson is a Partner and the Head Trader for Automated Trading at DV Trading in Chicago. At DV, Brian runs a quantitative trading team that is a top-25 market maker in multiple Interest Rate and Energy markets, and a registered market maker in many of them. In addition to Interest Rate and Energy products, Brian’s team also trades FX, Agriculture, and other Commodities. Brian’s team regularly participates as a designated market maker in new product launches on several global commodities exchanges.
Brian is a senior lecturer at the University of Washington’s Computational Finance and Risk Management department where he teaches quantitative trading systems development. In computational finance Brian has published multiple papers on portfolio risk and portfolio construction, and is regularly invited to speak at major conferences on topics related to quantitative finance. He has been a keynote speaker on High-performance Computing and Algorithmic Trading at the Trading Show Chicago (2016) and at the International Conference for High Performance Computing (2015).
Brian is also an author or coauthor of more than 10 open source packages for using R in Finance, the organization administrator of R’s participation in Google Summer of Code, and a founding member of the conference committee for the annual R/Finance quantitative finance conference in Chicago. Prior to DV and UW, Brian held similar positions at other major Chicago trading firms, and was an executive at two global management consulting firms, one of which was included in the Fortune 1000 during the 90’s Internet boom.
As a management consultant, Brian has advised 8 of the top 10 global banks and many regional banks, approximately half of the top 25 asset managers, global brokerages, and many other non-financial services clients in industries including health care, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, services, and technology.