Victor German and Igor Zhitnitsky

Victor German has a background in math and computer science, and for over a decade he has been an investor and proprietary trader. Victor specializes in fundamental and statistical analysis of event-driven and special situation strategies. As a trader, Victor has extensive experience in the analysis of events affecting individual equities as well as commodities markets, including oil, gold, and agricultural commodities.

Igor began his career in academia in mathematics and computational neuroscience, and now applies his modeling expertise in the financial and insurance industries.  He specializes in the development of risk management products for niche commercial markets.

Igor's investment analysis focuses on alternative investments and macro-driven emerging market opportunities.

Recent Articles By The Author

What Activist Hedge Funds Are, Part 2 -- Picking the Best Strategies

What Activist Hedge Funds Are, Part 2 -- Picking the Best Strategies

What kind of activist campaigns tend to be successful? Here's the distilled wisdom of several fund managers.

What Activist Hedge Funds Are and How You Can Benefit

What Activist Hedge Funds Are and How You Can Benefit

With activist hedge funds' assets under management growing at a fast clip, it pays to know what they are and how they operate.

Rocket Fuel's High Frequency Marketing Business Is No Sure Bet

Rocket Fuel's High Frequency Marketing Business Is No Sure Bet

Digital ad exchanges handle 10 times the volume of Nasdaq, but Rocket Fuel and other tech firms fueling the platforms aren't all winners.

Four Ways High-Frequency Trading Harms Investors and the Economy

Four Ways High-Frequency Trading Harms Investors and the Economy

Small investors shouldn't shrug off high-frequency trading as something that doesn't affect them. Here's why.

Don't Panic, Orange Juice Won't Be Squeezed

Don't Panic, Orange Juice Won't Be Squeezed

Record-breaking cold is unlikely to cripple the citrus industry.