Turing founders have multiple masters and doctorate degrees, and have developed critical expertise in such diverse areas as investment fundamentals, Machine Learning, genome research, fractal structures, non-linear dynamics phenomena, pattern recognition, dynamic and multi-asset risk modeling, and equity derivative trading. The founders have a mathematician's commitment to ensuring fact-based decision-making.
Alexey Panchekha, CFA
In a career spanning nearly three decades before co-founding Turing, Alexey spent ten years in Academia where he focused on nonlinear and dynamic processes, ten years in the technology industry where he specialized in program design and development, and nine years in Financial Services.
In the arena of Financial Services, Alexey specialized in applying mathematical techniques and technology to risk management and alpha generation. For example, Alexey was involved in the Equity Derivative Trading Technology Platform at Goldman Sachs, and led creation of multi-asset multi-geographies Portfolio Risk Management System at Bloomberg.
Alexey is fluent in multiple computer programming languages, Machine Learning, Deep Learning software design and data science. He earned a Ph.D. from Kharkiv Polytechnic University, with fields of study in Physics and Mathematics, and an MS from Kharkiv Polytechnic University, focused on Physics. Alexey is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charter holder.
Since retiring from the firm as a full-time employee in early 2023, Alexey continues his affiliation with Turing as a passive investor and consultant.
Robert D. Nestor, CFA
Rob has over 30 years of experience in asset management with functional business leadership roles across product development, enterprise commercialization, and distribution strategy. In recent years, he consulted with private equity and venture firms around early maturation and technology driven firms in the financial technology space, including the early-stage efforts of Qraft Technologies, an artificial intelligence (AI) driven asset manager.
Prior to consulting efforts, Rob was President and Head of Direxion, a leading provider of ETFs and mutual funds with nearly $30B in assets under management (AUM). In this capacity, Rob led all aspects of the firm’s business including commercial strategy and business development.
Rob held a number of executive positions at Blackrock, including Managing Director and Head of iShares US Smart Beta ETFs, head of the iShares product strategy for Blackrock’s US Wealth Advisory (USWA) business, and Head of iShares Global Product Marketing and US Channel Marketing.
Before joining BlackRock, Mr. Nestor was at Vanguard, working in a variety of product and business development leadership roles in both the retail and institutional divisions. Key positions included running business, product, and marketing development for the Institutional Asset Management business, leading Vanguard's strategic business development in the area of retiree advice, product, and service development, leading Vanguard's Annuity & Insurance Services, and Global Head of Product Development, when Vanguard launched their first Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in the early 2000s.
Mr. Nestor is a CFA charterholder. He holds an M.B.A. from Drexel University in Finance - Investment Management and B.S. in Economics from the University of Delaware. He is also a member of the Financial Analysts of Philadelphia and the CFA Institute. Rob is also a founding and current Board member of the Philadelphia Chapter of Women in ETFs.