Vichara adds senior executives to its quantitative team

(New York: Apr 10, 2015): Vichara Technologies, Inc., a leading capital markets technology firm specializing in analytics, valuation, modeling, risk management, stress testing and regulatory compliance solutions, today announced the expansion of its quantitative team with the appointment of two senior executives - Keith Weintraub as managing director and Praveen Mehrotra as head of equities & equity derivatives solutions. Keith and Praveen will be based out of Vichara’s Hoboken office.

“As we grow, we are excited to bring experienced talent on-board. Both Keith and Praveen are extremely valuable addition to our senior management team and their expertise in trading and risk management will further strengthen our quantitative solutions for fixed income and equities”, said Atul Jain, CEO of Vichara Technologies.

Keith Weintraub joins the team with over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry across trading, analytics and risk management functions. Prior to Vichara, Keith worked with Citigroup where he was director of derivatives research & analytics teams and as a trader with Citibank’s New York and London trading desks. Keith also developed risk management systems for prime brokerage at Deutsche Bank. "I am excited to join Vichara and look forward to expanding Vichara’s quantitative solutions.” said Keith.

Praveen Mehrotra brings more than twenty years of experience with a unique blend of finance, systems and analytical expertise. He will head Vichara’s business and product development for equities and equity derivatives solutions. Praveen joins the team from Greenway Trading LLC where he was the head of research & technology and a portfolio manager. Prior to Greenway Trading, Praveen served as Vice President with Salomon Brothers, involved in proprietary trading strategies, risk management, cash & liquidity management while also trading in US equities and equity derivatives. Praveen said, “In my new position with Vichara, I hope to leverage my past experience and work with the team in continuing to expand Vichara’s equities and equity derivatives solutions.”