Julio Cacho, Ph.D. - Founding Partner
Julio is founder and Chief Investment Officer of Quantor Capital. Julio has more than 15 years of combined professional and academic experience in financial statistical research, optimal investment selection, and investment risk management. Previously, Julio was a director of risk and performance at Ziff Brothers Investments, a private multi-billion dollar family office in New York City. At Ziff, Julio developed investment and hedging strategies as a quantitative researcher, and implemented risk management strategies. Julio holds a masters of finance and doctor of philosophy (P.h.D.) in finance and economics from Princeton University. He received a B.SC. in Actuarial Science and an M.A. in economics with highest honors from ITAM University in Mexico City. Julio is currently a faculty member at Rice University and has taught at Princeton University, ITAM, and the Swiss Finance Institute. Julio has also been a seminar speaker at top universities and financial institutions. Julio won the 2005 Citi-Banamex research in economics prize and has published articles about optimal portfolio selection in peer-reviewed academic journals.
Juan Carlos Herrera - Founding Partner
Juan Carlos is founder, head portfolio manager, and co-founder of Quantor Capital. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin, Juan Carlos began his financial career in Madrid, Spain working for a boutique consulting firm. In 2006, Juan Carlos came back to the United States and joined Citigroup where he held positions in wealth management and private banking for affluent families. In 2008, Juan Carlos left Citi to start a quantitative hedge fund, QL Capital Management. While at QL Capital Management, Juan Carlos helped design, develop, and trade unique short term trading strategies that invested in over 80 markets. In 2012 QL Capital Management was acquired by St. Christopher Holdings, a family office headed by Mr. Roberto Contreras (Mr. Contreras is currently a founding partner of Quantor Capital, LLC). After the partnership, Juan Carlos was appointed to restructure the family's liquid assets leading to the creation of Quantor Capital in September of 2014. Juan Carlos has a bachelors of arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and currently holds a Series 65 and 3 FINRA licenses.
Cole Conkling, J.D. - Partner
Cole is a Partner and Managing Director at Quantor Capital. Prior to joining Quantor Capital, in April 2019, Cole was an associate at the national litigation boutique McDowell Hetherington LLP, where he litigated commercial disputes for major corporations and insurers. Prior to that, Cole was a litigation associate for over five years at Andrews Kurth LLP (now Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP), where he represented multinational corporations in some of their most complex and high stakes disputes. He received his B.A. in Biology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2005, and his J.D. from The University of Houston Law Center in 2010, where he graduated cum laude, served as the Energy Editor of The Houston Journal of International Law, and was a member of the Order of the Barons. Cole served as a briefing clerk for the Texas First Court of Appeals and for a United States Magistrate Judge. Cole holds a Series 65 license. He is a board member of The Children’s Fund, an all-volunteer non-profit that raises money for early-stage, Houston-area children’s charities; a member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church; a past committee chair of the Houston Bar Association; and a fellow of both the Texas Bar Foundation and Houston Bar Foundation.