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Quantopian appoints director of investor relations

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Quantopian, the free online platform for education and creation of institutional-quality investment algorithms, has hired Leslie Baccini as director of investor relations.

Baccini (pictured) comes to Quantopian with a background in hedge fund strategy communication and equity research sales.
“Leslie has a proven track record of success with investors,” says John Fawcett, founder and CEO of Quantopian. “As we prepare to manage external capital later this year, her skills will be critical in communicating with those investors who choose Quantopian to manage their money with the best of our crowd-sourced investment algorithms.”
Baccini joins Quantopian from The Boston Company, where she was responsible for communicating the firm’s hedge fund strategies to clients and prospective clients.
“I’m thrilled to be joining a company that is finding hidden quant talent globally, and fundamentally changing the hedge fund landscape." says Baccini. “With more than 120,000 members, Quantopian has developed a platform where quants from around the globe can gather to test their ideas and implement their theories to market.”
Quantopian is the only company to offer a fully integrated, community-based platform with access to deep financial data, powerful research capabilities, university-level education tools, a backtester, and the opportunity to receive a capital allocation.
Quantopian’s portfolio of investment algorithms is selected from hundreds of thousands of algorithms written by its members – including professors, finance professionals, research scientists, developers, and students.

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