is the Founder and CEO of PDT Partners, a quantitative investment firm. He received his B.A. in Mathematics with honors from Princeton University. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1992 and founding PDT (Process Driven Trading), Peter was at BARRA for seven years. As a result of the Volcker rule, PDT Partners spun out of Morgan Stanley at the beginning of 2013.
Peter’s published research includes work on financial optimization, mortgage prepayments and equity valuation models. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Investment Management and has previously served in the same capacity for the Financial Analysts Journal and the Journal of Portfolio Management.
Peter is the co-founder and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Chalkstream Capital Group, an investment firm. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Berklee College of Music, Math for America, and is part of the Leadership Council of the Robin Hood Foundation. He is also an Advisory Member on the Board of Harvey Mudd College.
Music has always been a large part of Peter’s life. He has released two albums as a pianist/singer-songwriter and performs regularly in New York City with his trio. He also creates the occasional crossword puzzle for the New York Times and runs a monthly music-based crossword contest at pmxwords.com.
Peter is married and lives with his wife and two children in Santa Barbara. His philanthropic interests include education, music, and the environment.