Rajat Bhatia is the Founder & CEO of Neural Capital. He also serves as the Dean of the Indian Institute of Quantitative Finance and the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Invenzo Labs. After working with many top tier investment banks in a wide range of areas in the global markets, he became an entrepreneur in 2003.
Rajat started his career as an Interbank Foreign Exchange trader with Citibank and has been associated with the FX markets for nearly 30 years. He has also worked with Lehman Brothers, London in Global Derivative Products where he structured complex derivatives linked to FX, Fixed Income, Commodities and Credit. In London, he also worked for Citigroup's Alternative Investment Strategies group that managed several billion dollars that were invested in hedge funds and in CDOs.
He was instrumental in developing the Neural Trader - an Artificial Intelligence based trading strategy for the global financial markets that resulted in the creation of a new hedge fund in the USA. In September 2007, he published a paper in the Hedge Fund Journal, London titled "Financial Chernobyl or Manageable Risk - The brewing storm in sub-prime and CDO markets", which accurately predicted the onset of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis.