55ip names chair of MIT Finance Dept. as chief investment scientist
55ip LLC, a New York-based investment science and technology firm, appointed Dr. Leonid Kogan, an award-winning academic and a chair of the Finance Department at MIT Sloan School of Management, as chief investment scientist in October.
Kogan, who has been one of the firm’s research partners and led the development of the firm’s proprietary tax optimization technology, now leads its investment research team and the ongoing development of 55 Institutional Partners’ investment science and technology capabilities.
Kogan will report to Paul Gamble, CEO of the firm, formerly called 55 Institutional Partners LLC. He will be based in the firm's Boston office.
Over his career he has won numerous awards, including, the 2013 Crowell Memorial Prize for his work on technological innovation and growth; the 2013 Whitebox Advisors Award for his work on the price impact of mutual fund trading and timing of SEOs; and most recently, the 2014 Amundi Smith Breeden Prize for his work on the effect of technology shocks on stock prices.
He received a Master’s degree in mechanics and applied mathematics from the Moscow State University, a Ph.D. in mechanics from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. degree in finance from MIT.