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”).
Pursuing his interest in the stock market, Brian made the transition to the investment management
profession as a research analyst covering chemicals industry companies at the DuPont Pension
Fund. He subsequently joined ASB Capital Management where he originated the unique approach to
structuring multi-factor models that Polaris is based on. Brian moved on to Macquarie Investments
(formerly Delaware Investment Management) where he produced an exceptional track record while
serving as a senior portfolio manager on the institutional large-cap value team. After Brian left
Macquarie, he founded Qubit Investments, LLC to launch an equity market neutral fund. The fund
utilized an updated version of the Polaris multi-factor model, integrated with a systematic portfolio
construction algorithm that Brian developed. He later became the director of equity research at
Sturdivant & Co. and then Quoin Capital, LLC, which was prior to his current role as founder of Qubit
Research, LLC, an independent equity research boutique. Brian holds a BS degree in chemical
engineering and a BS in economics from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is also a CFA charter holder.
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