Hanming Rao is GSG’s sole investment manager and has 17 years of experience in trading financial markets using proprietary models that he has developed. Mr. Rao became listed as a principal and an associated person of GSG on March 3, 2010. Dr. Rao started trading stocks and options in July 1998 when he was a graduate student at Harvard University. After graduation, he began his professional financial career as a research quant at Ellington Management Group, a multi-billion hedge fund in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, in February 2005. In June 2006, Dr. Rao left Ellington to join SAC capital management, a multi-billion hedge fund in New York, NY as a global macro trader/analyst. He mainly focused on trading liquid assets, including currency, interest rate swap, global equity index / ETF, commodity, commodity-related ETF, and options on all those markets. In May 2008, Dr. Rao took an asset management role at SAC’s headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. He managed SAC’s legacy assets, including Foreign Bond, Junk Bond, Convertible Bond, Government CDS, Corporate CDS, Loan CDS, High Yield Bond, High Yield Index, etc. In January 2009, Dr. Rao left SAC to join Millennium Partners, a multi-billion hedge fund, as a vice president at their Greenwich, CT branch. His responsibility was to develop statistical models in ETF and Futures market. Dr. Rao left Millennium in June 2009. From June 2009 to November 2009, he was preparing for his own start-up business.
In December 2009, Dr. Rao founded GSG to provide investment management to outside clients. Currently, he is constantly seeking new opportunities in the financial market to improve the existing prediction, trading, and risk models. Dr. Rao received his BS in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in July 1997, his MS in Computer Sciences, and Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard Universities, Cambridge, MA, in June 1998 and March 2005, respectively. Dr. Rao’s Ph.D. thesis is Theory and Implementation of a Truly Random Number Generator. He designed an algorithm and built a hardware device to extract randomness from Po-210, a radioactive material that emits alpha particles. He had a related pending invention patent. Dr. Rao ranked 17th in the China Olympiad Physics Competition in 1991. He won the best experiment prize and 2nd place overall in Guangdong Province Olympiad Physics Competition in 1991.