Mr. Baazov first entered the financial markets in 1996 as a trader on the floor of the Montreal Stock Exchange after earning his B.A. from HEC Montreal in 1995 specializing in International Finance. His focus in the early years was mainly on interest rate differential trades. His success as a trader gave in the impetus to found his own proprietary trading firm in 2005, Groupe Financier ARB. He has since trained and mentored dozens of successful traders, spanning the globe in search of remarkable talent. In 2009 a new division was opened within his proprietary trading firm, focusing on automated algorithmic trading. He has been directing this division since its inception and has overseen the creation and implementation of numerous automated trading strategies, covering multiple asset classes and statistical methodologies. A rigorous approach to statistical analysis as well as an unwavering commitment to risk management are the hallmarks of his work in the quantitative trading field. In 2012 he merged Groupe Financier ARB with Passaglia Trading to create ARB Trading Group (ARB). The firm has since grown to become a truly international proprietary trading firm, with hundreds of traders located in offices across the globe, covering markets on over 30 exchanges.
As Managing Partner, Mr. Baazov has directed the global expansion of ARB with an eye towards evolutionary diversification. Leading ARB’s quantitative trading operations, Mr. Baazov has overseen and cultivated the firm’s algorithmic trading strategies that has been key to its continued success.
With ARB assisting the launch of its affiliate company Dynamic Shares, Mr. Baazov will lend his considerable success in developing and identifying profitable algorithmic trading strategies to the Dynamic Shares ETFs.