Maziyar Yousefizad founded Derivatix Capital Management as a private Hedge Fund Management Corporation registered in Florida, US in July 2015. As the principal member and manager of the General Partner, Mr. Yousefizad controls the management of its portfolio.
Prior to Derivatix, Maziyar has been working as a senior risk analyst at major Canadian banks, including CIBC, TD and Scotiabank. He has extensive knowledge and experience in risk management moderating large market and credit risk projects in the aforementioned banks.
Maziyar has in-depth 13 years of experience trading financial derivatives, specifically US equities and index options. He has been responsible for developing automatic and algorithmic trading models on equity and index Options and e-mini futures as well as designing, back-testing and performing statistical analysis on related trading strategies.
Maziyar graduated from Sharif University of Technology in 1998 with a bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering (System Analysis) and an MBA from the same university in 2004. He then joined McMaster university for his PhD program in Information Systems at DeGroote School of Management.