Dr. Vazquez is a Senior Research Manager at Capital Fund Management (CFM). He has developed systematic alpha strategies for futures, equities and options. He has a special interest in volatility trading as one of the founders of CFM's directional volatility program. Dr. Vazquez has also designed and built proprietary trading systems that have managed more than 100M dollars for both Capstone Investment Advisors and Vega Edge LLC. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals on diverse topics including finance, String Theory, astrophysics and cosmology.