- Our Team
Not All Investment Professionals Are Equal
Not all financial professionals are equal, just like not all athletes are equal. The MarketCipher team is comprised of seasoned investment professionals that have navigated multiple crises and regime changes.
ABDEL MISSAFOUNDER and CIO
Abdel is the Founder and CIO of MarketCipher. Previously, Abdel built and managed a 17-strong equity trading desk at Deutsche Bank and also ran a long/short strategy navigating it through the financial crisis. Pre-MBA, Abdel held various management positions in sales and marketing for technology companies in Europe and Silicon Valley. While at Harvard Business School, he was the winner of the 2006 trading competition and was the only MBA student to complete Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Merton’s PHD class, Continuous Time Finance. Abdel has a love for Mathematics and created two methods to solve the third-degree polynomial equation. He earned a Master’s degree in engineering at Telecom Paris and an Honorable Mention at the Hong Kong International Math Olympiad. In his spare time, Abdel is a resource professor of finance at Jacksonville University and advises the CFA Challenge team. His team finished runner-up in the Global Championship of the 2018 CFA Research Challenge out of 1,200+ universities.
Abdel MissaFOUNDER & CIO
MICHAEL MARRAPESE, CFAPRESIDENT
Michael is responsible for risk management, business development, and operations. He has over ten years of Wall Street experience at Deutsche Bank and was most notably directly responsible for risk managing a multi-billion-dollar synthetic index portfolio while working for Abdel. Previously, he held various positions in delta one, prime finance and equity trading. Michael is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA society Jacksonville. He graduated from Butler University Cum Laude, where he was a 4-year letterman as a Division 1 collegiate athlete and team captain.
Michael Marrapese, CFAPRESIDENT
CHRIF YOUSSFIHEAD OF QUANT RESEARCH
Chrif is responsible for quantitative/mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, and strategy back-testing. Chrif has over twelve years of global Wall Street experience (London, NY, HK) and was the former head of equity structuring at Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for financial engineering and regional coordination of equity Algorithmic trading. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Chrif was head of global equity structuring and quantitative research at Dresdner Bank, exotic options trader at Merrill Lynch and head of equity derivatives quantitative research at BNP Paribas. A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France), he achieved the bronze medal in the International Math Olympiad in Sweden.
Chrif YoussfiHEAD OF QUANT RESEARCH
QUINN TRUDELINVESTOR RELATIONS
Quinn is responsible for business development, marketing and relationship management. She joined MarketCipher in 2019. Quinn holds an MBA from Jacksonville as well as a BS in Finance and Marketing, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She participated in the 2019 CFA Research Challenge team and was a member of the Dolphin Student Investment Fund. She played and coached Division I Women’s Lacrosse for Jacksonville University.
Quinn TrudelINVESTOR RELATIONS
LOGAN WONNRESEARCH ANALYST
Logan is responsible for aiding in market research and helping to further develop our SmartData® asset models. He joined MarketCipher in 2019. Logan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Jacksonville University holding a BS in Finance and Business Analytics. While at Jacksonville University Logan was a member of the Honors College and a part of the Division I Baseball team. He participated in the Dolphin Student Investment Fund during the 2018-2019 academic year.