CHRISTOPHER COLE, CFA - FOUNDER & CIO
Christopher R. Cole, CFA is the founder of Artemis Capital Management LP and the CIO of the Artemis Vega Fund LP. Mr. Cole’s core focus is systematic, quantitative, and behavioral based trading of volatility and derivatives. His decision to form a fund came after achieving significant proprietary returns during the 2008 financial crash trading volatility futures and options (verified by independent auditor). Cole’s volatility research is highly influential in derivative and macro trading circles and widely quoted by the financial press. His 2012 research paper entitled, “Volatility at World’s End” argued the equity options market was mis-pricing and hedging the wrong tail (left as opposed to right). The paper was credited with re-pricing long-dated volatility, and named one of the best macro-economic thought pieces of the last decade. Mr. Cole is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and in the media. He previously worked in capital markets at Merrill Lynch and structured over $10 billion in derivatives and debt transactions.
MICHAEL HERMANSON - TRADER
Mike joined Artemis Capital Management after working as a volatility trader at PEAK6 in Chicago. At PEAK6, Mike developed and executed both manual and automated strategies for listed single-stock and index volatility derivatives. In addition to developing and executing new strategies, Mike also acted as a market-maker across a universe of more than one thousand stocks. Prior to his work at PEAK6, Mike worked on the Flow Volatility Trading desk at Nomura. Mike graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Business Administration.
JOHN PARKHILL, PH.D. - LEAD QUANTITATIVE RESEARCHER
A native of Chicago, John Parkhill completed degrees at the University of Chicago in mathematics and chemistry, before earning a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry, with a focus on strongly correlated quantum many-body problems. Following a Postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University with Alan Asurpu-Guzik, John was an assistant professor at The University of Notre Dame where he obtained the NSF CAREER award, applying deep learning techniques to atomic dynamics.
JASON YORK, PH.D. - QUANTITATIVE RESEARCHER
Jason joined Artemis Capital Management after working as a Quantitative Software Engineer for Quansight. Prior to this, he completed a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. During this time, Jason worked to develop new generation hydraulic fracturing simulations, utilizing HPC and efficient coupling of numeric methods. Jason also holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio and B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University.
JORDAN GARSIDE - QUANTITATIVE RESEARCHER
Jordan joined Artemis Capital after starting a Master's program in Theoretical Chemistry at University of Waterloo. Jordan's experience focuses on rapid prototyping of interfaces and models, which he developed while working for different start-up companies. His experience in machine learning and data analysis is derived from his applications to the field of theoretical chemistry. Jordan graduated from California State University-Long Beach with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry.
MARKETING AND OPERATIONS
SHAUN JORDAN - DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Shaun Jordan joined Artemis Capital Management with 15 years of capital raising experience in the global macro hedge fund space. Before joining Artemis, Shaun directed the capital raising efforts at Abraham Trading Company for thirteen years and at e360 Power LLC for one year. Shaun attended The University of Texas at Austin. While at Texas, he was a captain of the Swimming & Diving team which won 4 consecutive NCAA National Championships. He graduated with a degree in Economics in 1991 and returned to The University of Texas at Austin for an MBA, which he received in 1997. Shaun was a member of the 1988 and 1992 USA Olympic Swim Teams, where he won two Olympic Gold Medals as a member of the 4X100 freestyle relay. Shaun is a member of The Harry Ransom Center Advisory Council, The Austin Bat Cave Board of Advisors and is a University of Texas Athletic Department Ambassador.
LAUREN FISCHER - OPERATIONS Manager
Lauren joined Artemis Capital Management after working as a Project Manager for SALI Fund Services, an Insurance-Dedicated Fund creation and administration services company where she managed the creation and onboarding of IDFs for some of the largest asset managers in the industry. Lauren managed a wide variety of operational, legal, administrative, and compliance aspects of these funds and covered a wide array of investment strategies, including multi-strategy, long/short equity, long-only equity, private equity, fund of funds, MLPs, etc. Lauren graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a degree in International Studies with a Minor in Communication.
NICHOLAS MOORE - OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE
Nick joined Artemis Capital Management after working in various roles at Charles Schwab for a number of years. He started as a broker, working with Schwab’s retail client base before moving into a specialized role assisting Schwab’s self-directed high net worth clients. Nick was then asked to help build out a trading operations team for Schwab’s new Dallas-Fort Worth campus, which became the model for other Schwab centers thereafter. Nick graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southwestern University with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Economics.
AMANDA DONAHOO - EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR
Amanda Donahoo joined Artemis Capital Management after working as a volunteer Event Coordinator with the National MS Society for their annual BP MS 150 charity event. She previously worked in Elementary Special Education and for Globe Marketing and Advertising Distributors within the Torchmark Corporation as a Production Analyst and Coordinator. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a degree in Public Relations.
board of advisers
Bailey Korell - advisory Board member
Bailey Korell is an international lawyer and business builder based in Austin, TX. He is currently a business advisor and consultant, including as a Council Member at GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group), and a private investor. Previously Bailey was Managing Director and General Counsel at RGM Advisors, LLC, where he ran the legal and business affairs team for over a decade and oversaw the acquisition of the firm by DRW. RGM is an automated proprietary trading firm using machine learning and big data analysis techniques to trade thousands of financial instruments (listed and OTC) in U.S./Americas, EMEA and APAC. Bailey has previously worked as a corporate, securities and technology lawyer at leading international law firms (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Minter Ellison and Coudert Brothers) in New York, Hong Kong and San Francisco. He also served as Associate General Counsel and Director of Business Affairs at Deja.com, Inc., and was involved in the sale of its business units to eBay and Google. Bailey has a JD from Harvard Law School (admitted in NY and CA) and a BA, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California, Berkeley.
Travis oliphant, PH.D. - advisory board member
Travis Oliphant, Ph.D. is a renowned businessman, data scientist and coder with strong expertise in machine learning algorithms and predictive analytics, primarily using the coding language, Python. He is founder of the technology startup Anaconda (previously Continuum Analytics) and, more recently, Quansight. In addition, he is the primary creator of NumPy and founding contributor to the SciPy packages in the Python programming languages. NumPy and SciPy are foundational open source ware packages that enable high-level machine learning in the entire Python coding ecosystem. Travis was an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University from 2001 to 2007. In addition, he directed the BYU Biomedical Imaging Lab, and performed research on scanning impedance imaging. Travis served as President of Enthought from 2007 until 2011. He founded Continuum Analytics in January 2012 and Quansight in January 2018. Artemis has engaged Travis as an outside consultant through Continuum and more recently through Quansight for assistance in building out our machine learning and predictive analytics database platforms that are used on a daily basis in our trading models.