With an academic background in engineering and economics, Brian Hannon began his career in the chemicals industry at the Dupont Company where he held various positions in research & development, project management, and corporate finance. An early indication of his innovative nature occurred while in R&D; as Brian was awarded a patent for his role in the development of a reverse osmosis process for purifying chemicals used in the production of semiconductor devices (Patent# 4,879,043: Manufacture of High Purity Hydrogen Peroxide by Using Reverse Osmosis”).
Brian made the transition to the investment management profession as a research analyst covering
chemicals industry stocks in 1992 at the DuPont Pension Fund. In 1995 he joined ASB Capital
Management where he developed the first version of the multi-factor model that Polaris is based on.
From 1997 to 2006, Brian produced an exceptional track record while serving as a senior portfolio
manager at Macquarie Investments (formerly Delaware Investment Management) on their institutional
large-cap value team. In 2006, Brian founded Qubit Investments, LLC to launch an equity market
neutral fund. He later became the Director of Equity Research at Sturdivant & Co. and then Quoin
Capital, LLC in 2013 and 2020, respectively, which was prior to assuming his current role at Qubit
Research, LLC. Brian holds a BS degree in chemical engineering and a BS in economics from
Carnegie-Mellon University and has been a CFA charter holder since 1991.
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