Co-Founder & Partner

Behavioral Economics
Continuing research in behavioral economics — which combines the methodology of economics with the insights of psychology — informs our service delivery strategy, particularly in assessment of risk preferences, portfolio design, and how best to handle liquidity events such as IPOs. This is Peter’s core expertise. He serves as a member of our Investment Committee and Quantitative Research Team.

Climate Risk Research

Together with colleagues at Macroclimate, Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment and the climate data division of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS-Ethix), Peter is co-author of A Geofinancial Engineering Initiative: Using Real Time Environmental Data from Satellites to Move Financial Markets and Improve Climate Outcomes (Journal of Environmental Investing, September 2017). See also: Geofinancial Analytics.

Peter served as Director of Research for Vision Prize, a polling platform for capturing scientific meta-knowledge on climate risks and solutions, from 2010 through 2015. The research program — which informs our investment strategy and analytic tools — operates in collaboration with the UK’s Institute of Physics (IOP Publishing), and is affiliated with researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

Education & Behavioral Research

Peter completed his Ph.D. in Behavioral Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon University, and is Lead Behavioral Scientist at Qventus, Inc. He also has an M.S. in Behavioral Decision Research from Carnegie Mellon and a B.A. in mathematics with minors in philosophy and psychology from Swarthmore College.