Management of the Firm

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President

picture300Roman Chuyan founded Performance Analytics Inc. in 2010 to provide research to investment managers to help them outperform passive benchmarks via tactical asset allocation. The research is powered by unique PAR Model™ that Roman developed over a period of ten years. In 2011, we partnered with the other members of the team, and started active operations in 2012.

In prior years, Roman held positions with buy-side firms JH Investments (2008-2010), CypressTree (2006-2008),  and John Hancock Life Insurance Company (1998-2006). He focused on fixed income, credit markets, and derivatives; and developed models for derivatives valuation and risk management.

Starting with the integration of John Hancock and Manulife in mid-2000’s, Roman has been helping investment organizations with business transformation, by building out their mid-office functions – Risk Management, Derivatives, and Performance Attribution.

Roman holds a M.Sc. degree in Finance from Bentley University in Waltham, MA. He is a CFA charter holder.

 

Alexander Melnikov, Ph.D.
Director of Research

Dr. Alexander Melnikov plays a key role in research and model development at Performance Analytics. He is also a Professor in Mathematical Finance at the University of Alberta focusing on derivative pricing, risk management in finance and insurance, statistics and stochastic analysis.

In addition to his various academic engagements, Alexander held senior positions in business: Chief Scientist at Risk Invest Deutschland AG (Frankfurt), Vice Director at a consulting company Center of Actuarial and Financial Studies (Moscow), and Director at an investment company Alba-Center (Moscow). Alexander was responsible for application of cutting-edge methods of stochastic analysis and statistics in investment management, insurance and risk management.

Alexander was one of the founders of Russian Society of Actuaries. In recognition for his research achievements, Dr. Melnikov was elected a fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and awarded the Leontiev medal “For Achievements in Economics”. Alexander is an author of five books and 100 papers. He is a frequent speaker at conferences all over the world.

 

Frank Donovan
Vice President, Business Development

Frank 300Frank Donovan directs sales and business development activities for Performance Analytics and Model Capital Management. He works with investment advisors, pension managers, hedge funds, endowments, consultants and other investment managers to utilize the firm’s research to improve their asset allocation decisions, or to sub-advise portfolios for managers who wish to do so.

Previously,  Frank managed sales for Wall Street Prep, a financial training and consulting firm in Boston.  He brings in over twenty years of sales management experience, including a fifteen-year record of delivering sustained customer and revenue growth. Prior to Wall Street Prep, he was Director of Sales at Varden Technologies, selling directly to investment management and financial services markets. He also held sales leadership roles at Boston-based technology startups Exivity, Inc., DYS Analytics, and NewsEdge Corporation, working extensively with leading consulting and financial services firms. Frank began his career as a Financial Analyst for Digital Equipment Corporation. He received his B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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