About Me

Sayan Chakraborti

I am Sayan Chakraborti. I work in the field of Quantitative Finance. I have also been a Management Consultant and used to be an Astrophysicist before that.

I got my PhD (2006-2012) at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, where I worked with Alak Ray. I was a Junior Fellow (2012-2015) at the Society of Fellows and an ITC Fellow at the Center for Astrophysics, of the Harvard University. My area of research involved, massive stars which explode as Supernovae at the end of their lives. I wrote about many new findings in papers, which can be found easily using Google Scholar.

In 2016 I joined McKinsey & Company as a Management Consultant and helped many large corporations solve their pressing problems. I worked for clients across various industries, but with a particular interest in Financial Services (including some of the largest global systemically important banks). I helped them think about Strategy, Financial Risk and Operations.

Since 2018 I have been at Renaissance Technologies (a quantitative hedge fund), where I build models of the financial markets. I have a keen interest in global macroeconomics and how it shapes returns from stocks, bonds and commodities. I help the firm invest in Futures and other derivatives.