Prior to entering the finance industry, Dennis Stoller spent four years on the cryogenic superconducting magnet team of the world’s highest energy particle accelerator for the US Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He then returned to academia to build on this experience and complete his PhD in Nuclear Physics (Indiana University, 2002). His thesis, “Time Evolution of Particle Distributions Within a Cooled Proton Beam”, studied stochastic dynamics of particle beams under various conditions. His analysis used much of the same mathematics that underlies modern finance theory, providing a natural progression into Quantitative Finance and Asset Management. Having done just that, Dennis now has over a decade of experience in portfolio management, trading, finance and risk. This includes the construction and operation of quantitative systematic investment strategies while working for such firms as Commodity Strategies Ltd, Grantham Mayo von Otterloo (GMO), AMP Henderson Global Investors, and AMP Limited (Corporate Treasury).
In 1999, Dennis joined AMP Limited as a Financial Risk Analyst in their Corporate Treasury area in Sydney, Australia. This was followed by a move to AMP Henderson Global Investors, as a Quantitative Analyst in the Structured Products Team. In this role, Dennis was responsible for daily trading of an A$2bn equity index options portfolio.
In 2003, Dennis moved to GMO’s systematic Global Tactical Asset Allocation team, also in Sydney. In addition to managing the daily trading, he also built their first commodity systems for the TAA investment strategy. Building on this experience, as well as an interest in the commodity markets, Dennis then moved (2006) to become Head of Research for Commodity Strategies Ltd. As part of this, Dennis became registered with the National Futures Association (NFA ID 0420631) as an Associated Person with Series 3 and Series 30 qualifications.
In 2012, Dennis left Commodity Strategies Ltd and moved to Guernsey to establish RAW Capital Partners Limited with Richard Avery-Wright.