Our Team

Board of Directors
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Laurens Bensdorp
Managing Partner

One of the initial founders of Alpha Equity Investments, Laurens Bensdorp has a trading experience of more than 14 years, mainly focused on equities. It was when he developed his proprietary automated trading systems that he began achieving sustainable and consistent market-beating returns both in his personal account and trading through Alpha Equity Investments.

Laurens specialty lies in the development of 100% automated stock trading systems with a focus on a large testable universe of more than 40.000 listed and delisted stocks. Then his strength lies in combining a variety of non correlating systems to gain additional alpha to the portfolio.

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Santiago Martín Dufay de Lavallaz
Managing Partner

Santiago has been working in the financial industry for the last 8 years.

In 2006 he started trading equities for individual clients. In 2008 he joined Mc Intyre S.A, a family office based in Buenos Aires founded by an ex Smith-Barney VP. He managed the operations of a portfolio with an AUM of more than 100MM USD, trading multiple products from equities to fix rates; and managing multiple platforms from top tier banks and brokerage firms.

In 2010 he joined Orbixa Capital International as an intraday equity trader for 3 years. While working at Orbixa he started developing full automated trading systems. Due to the performances of the models Santiago raised millions of dollars from different Funds and Institutional Clients.

Roy
Roy Rovere
Managing Partner

Roy has a trading career of more than 10 years.

He started working in software development of structured products and model valuations for boutique trading houses and fund managers.

He has strong experience in building options algorithmic strategies, hypothesis testing, developing custom technical studies, back testing and optimization process.

He has achieved consistent >10% returns with extreme low drawdowns during the last 5 years by trading structured options strategies with proprietary risk management systems.

Programming and Execution
Louis Crowder
Execution and programming

Louis earned his Masters in Computer Science at The University of Memphis in 1981. He spent twenty years in Silicon Valley, California as an IT programmer at Hewlett-Packard Company and as a consultant at Executive Systems Group.

In 1995, Louis started trading his own account and in 2004 he became a full time private trader. In 2006 he founded Trading Automation, a consultancy providing software development and consulting to traders, and specializing in programming for Trading Blox ™.

Trading Automation is the exclusive technology provider for Alpha Equity Investments, and provides automated trade execution, software and consulting for all AEI systems.