Updated at 06:30,06-12-2017

Belarusian among top 50 most influential people according to Bloomberg World

Alyaksandr Helehayeu, belsat.eu

Belarusian among top 50 most influential people according to Bloomberg World
Our countryman Igor Tulchinsky has made it in the list of 50 most influential people in the world, along with a Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman and the US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. A native of Minsk, Igor founded and is actively developing the investment company WorldQuant, which has 26 offices in 15 countries.

The rating, which was drafted by the international agency Bloomberg, is based on the information about the 50 people in the field of business, finance, politics, technology, and entertainment who in some way defined the events of the past 12 months.

Igor Tulchinsky was born in Minsk to a family of musicians in 1966. The family emigrated to the United States in 1977. Tulchinsky graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, received a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. Then he worked in the hi-tech sphere — he also studied computer investment strategies.

He founded the firm WorldQuant in 2007. Now the company manages assets worth $ 5 billion — about 10% of the gross domestic product of Belarus.


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The WorldQuant fund operates on the basis of investment algorithms that analyze and offer solutions after processing large volumes of data. Looking for patterns in the data around the world, the company has developed a business model that brings together hundreds of professionals with university education and degrees for the analysis of the daily events of the world economy.

WorldQuant started the year with 4 million predictive trading algorithms and expects to have 6 million more in its library by yearend, bolstering its reputation as the rising star among quant hedge funds, Bloomberg reports.