ARA-Key Personnel

A. R. Arulpragasam

Mr. Arulpragasam is the president and chief executive officer of Archetype Risk Advisors, Inc. and its affiliates and is responsible for overall firm management, firm-wide portfolio and risk management, and product research and development. Mr. Arulpragasam has three decades of experience managing hedge fund companies and developing quantitative trading strategies and risk models for alternative investment funds. His areas of expertise include fixed income arbitrage, systematic technical analysis modeling, long/short and multi-factor market-neutral equity strategies, and volatility-based strategies. Prior to 2004, Mr. Arulpragasam also ran marketing at ARA and between 1993 and 2000 he raised in excess of $500 million in client assets, primarily from large institutional investors. Mr. Arulpragasam worked as head of research at Fairfield Financial Corp., a boutique yield curve arbitrage firm from 1981-1987 and did private consulting from 1988-1991.. Mr. Arulpragasam earned his B.S. in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by graduate studies at Stanford University in the field of operations research. He has been a member of the NFA since 1992 and is a member of PRMIA


Robert M.Tolson

Mr. Tolson joined ARA in 2007 as Head of Managed Futures Product Research and Trading. Mr. Tolson has over twenty five years of diverse experience in futures, currency and fixed income trading and research. In 2001, Mr. Tolson joined Georgica Capital as director of research and trading, prior to which he served as a senior trader and systems analyst, since 1997, at Dunn Capital Management. In 1994, he joined Credit Suisse as a prop trader, prior to which, in 1986, he joined Lloyds Bank Plc as a prop trader and later managed their cap/floor portfolio. Earlier in his career, Mr. Tolson was institutional cash and futures broker at Discount Corp. of New York and Carroll, McEntee & McGinley, both primary dealers.

Kaushik J. Kapasi

Mr. Kapasi is Head of Information Technology (IT) at ARA and has been with the firm since 1998. Mr. Kapasi's primary responsibility is the overall management of ARA's IT systems, but he is also a key member of the Research Committee, where he oversees ARA's model building, testing and simulation platforms. Mr. Kapasi has more than 10 years of experience in quantitative finance and associated software development. His strong skills in financial modeling, statistics, programming and database management help ARA to research, test and rapidly deploy new product ideas with fully-automated front-office and back-office systems. As the head of Information Technology, he is also responsible for providing IT support to the other departments. Prior to joining ARA, he worked with People's Bank, as a Portfolio Analyst. Mr. Kapasi has a bachelor's degree in Production Engineering from Bombay University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.