Petabytes of data, and growing: To test and develop investment models, it helps to have a lot of data. We have a lot of data.*
Data sources, both public and proprietary: We look beyond the obvious. So we can find connections that lead to the next great investment idea.*
CPUs with 1,695 terabytes of memory: This is what a tech-driven investment manager looks like.*
Calculations per second: With 100 teraflops of computing power, we have the tools to model the most complex investment ideas.*
Person-years of R&D, growing by 700+ person years annually: Our R&D base far exceeds any new startup and is growing faster than any other investment management firm we know.*
Research and development: Most finance companies keep technology in the back office. Not us. Research and development make us who we are.*
Non-financial backgrounds: Most of us don’t have traditional finance backgrounds. This helps us see what others in the industry don’t.*
Voluntary employee retention since inception: We like it here. We’re a career destination for people with big ideas who want room to grow.*
Gold and Silver medalists at the International Math Olympiad: We like solving hard problems.*
Home countries: Diversity of thought. Ideas. Languages. Our team brings all that from all over the world.*
Assets under management: We have a range of investors from all over the world.*
DAVID SIEGEL, CO-CHAIRMAN
David is a computer scientist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey, David was drawn to computer science at a young age and developed a deep interest in programming. This interest sparked a life-long passion for building intelligent computational systems, reflecting the belief in technology’s potential to improve virtually every human endeavor.
After graduating from Princeton, David received a PhD in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he conducted research at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
David’s philanthropic efforts underscore his conviction that education, science, and technology are the keys to a better world. He sits on the board of organizations that promote this conviction, including the MIT Corporation, Cornell Tech, Carnegie Hall, the Scratch Foundation (which he co-founded), and Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.
David is a Founding Advisor of the MIT Intelligence Quest, an initiative to discover the foundations of human intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence society.
In 2017, David was honored by the Academy of Achievement for being a pioneer in technology and investment management.
JOHN OVERDECK, CO-CHAIRMAN
John began his career at D.E. Shaw & Co, where he rose to Managing Director. While at D. E. Shaw, he directed the firm’s Japanese equity and equity-linked investments and supervised the firm’s London investment management affiliate. Following D.E. Shaw and before starting Two Sigma, John spent two years at Amazon.com, first serving as Vice President and technical assistant to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos. He went on to lead customer relationship management at Amazon.com, directing Amazon’s renowned personalization, community, and targeted marketing features and technology. He also led critical efforts to make Amazon’s customer technology more scalable.
A lifelong math enthusiast, John won a silver medal for the United States in the 27th International Mathematics Olympiad. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics (with distinction) and a M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University. John currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Hamilton Insurance Group. In addition to his family’s charitable activities, John also serves on the boards of the Robin Hood Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study and is the acting Chair of the National Museum of Mathematics.
In 2017, John was honored by the Academy of Achievement for being a pioneer in technology and investment management.
Two Sigma Investments was founded in 2001 by David Siegel, John Overdeck, and Mark Pickard on the belief that innovative technology and data science could help discover value in the world’s data. Today, Two Sigma, through its use of algorithms and with its unique culture, drives transformations in many industries including investment management and insurance.