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We AreXantos Labs

We rely on a disciplined  investment management approach to achieve superior returns over a long-term horizon.

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SYSTEMATIC APPROACH

Our strategies are back-tested and employed in our own accounts over several years. In 2019, we made a conscious choice to take our proven strategies and use them to help the average client build a bright financial future.

A Team witha Purpose

Mission

Everyone deserves access to proven financial tools. This is why we work to break down barriers with our proprietary methodology so you can invest with confidence and avoid years of painful trial and error.

Vision

Xantos Labs will become the default choice for clients all around the world. We’ll use this momentum to build a reputable investment management firm with a fully systematic, global investing approach.

Goals

We’re here to help you put your money to work so you can save for what matters most. Through systematic investing, we aim to appreciate your assets and help you feel great about your financial future.

OurTeam

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Chukwuchebem ‘Chuk’ Orakwue

Founding & Managing Principal

Chuk is Founding & Managing Principal at Xantos Labs. He directs Xantos Labs’ investment strategy and decisions, firm governance, compliance and investor relations.

Born and raised in West Africa, Chuk emigrated to the United States at 15 for college. He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and went on to work as top computer architect at several Fortune 500 tech firms including Samsung, Qualcomm, and Intel. He holds multiple U.S. patents in the field of engineering.

In 2014, he began his search to apply computer models to investing. Out of curiosity and in pursuit of his passion, he started quantitative investment research in his bedroom that eventually became Xantos Labs. In 2019, he left his engineering role to launch Xantos Labs with partners, as well as join MBA class of 2021 in McCombs School Of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a McCombs Fellow and CGSM Fellow concentrating in Finance. He is involved with MBA Investment Fund, as one of 16 students selected to actively manage value and growth portfolios with AUM of approximately $30M.

Education:

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute Of Technology
M.B.A (Class of 2021) Concentration in Finance, McCombs School Of Business

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Louis ‘Lou’ Ortiz

HEAD OF GROWTH

Lou is the Head of Growth and part of the investment team at Xantos Labs. In his role, he also leads branding, outreach and client engagement.

Lou studied Economics for his undergraduate education, spurred on by an interest in the events precipitating the Global Financial Crisis. After serving seven years in the U.S. Army as a MEDEVAC pilot, Lou joined the MBA class of 2021 at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. Lou is a CGSM Fellow and is concentrating on finance. 

He is a member of the MBA Investment Fund, as one of 16 students selected to actively manage value and growth portfolios with AUM of approximately $30M. He holds a FINRA Series 65 license and is a level II candidate of the CFA.

Education:

B.S. in Economics, Duke University
M.B.A (Class of 2021) Concentration in Finance, McCombs School Of Business

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Olamide ‘Lami’ Harrison, Ph.D

Partner

Lami joined Xantos Labs as a partner in 2015 and helped develop and backtest the algorithms and allocation systems underlying Xantos’ investment management framework.

Lami has always had a keen interest in building and testing strategies for investing and trading in financial markets across a wide array of asset classes. He’s particularly interested in global macro strategies and the implications of trends in globalization, automation, and demographics for asset pricing.

Lami earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Rochester. He also holds Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Rochester and Virginia State University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from Hamilton College. 

Education:

Ph.D in Economics, University of Rochester
M.A. in Economics, University of Rochester
M.A, in Economics, Virginia State University
B.A in Mathematics and Physics, Hamilton College

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Oladipo ‘Dipo’ Tokunboh

Partner

Throughout his career, Dipo has always focused on the process of solving everyday problems systematically – a continuous cycle of ideation, testing and refining. In 2015, when approached with the opportunity to help refine the process of systematic asset picking to attain superior returns, he took it and never looked back.

At Intel, he’s involved with power and performance analysis of high performance computing chips being used in some of the best data centers in the world. Prior to Intel, he was at Synaptics working on performance analysis and optimization of sensing systems for biometric sensors and touch screens.

He studied electrical engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology and received his Masters at Rochester Institute of Technology as well.

Education:

M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute Of Technology
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Rochester Institute Of Technology

OurIndependent Advisors

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Nasr Ullah

INDEPENDENT ADVISOR

Nasr serves as an independent advisor to the Xantos Labs team.

Nasr Ullah is Sr. Director of SiFive’s Performance Architecture team. He previously led the microprocessor modeling team at Samsung where he was involved with the design of the high performance Exynos CPUs used in Samsung’s Galaxy phone series.

Mr. Ullah has over 30 years’ experience in modeling complex system. He was responsible for recruiting and training world-class teams as well  leading for performance analysis, simulation and modeling efforts at Motorola, Freescale and Samsung. Nasr’s work has been used in the Patriot missile system, the US Nuclear submarine fleet, Iridium satellites and the Mars lander.

Mr. Ullah received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and his Master in Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in 1987 and 1989 respectively. He joined the Executive MBA program in 1999 and received an MBA from McCombs in 2001. He served as M&A lead at Freescale.

 

Education:

B.S/MS in Electrical/Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin 
Executive M.B.A (Class of 2001), McCombs School Of Business

OurStory

Xantos Labs began with a simple desire for financial security. Born in West Africa and college-educated in the U.S., we’d worked tirelessly to improve our stations and self-fund our education. I personally sought to set up our children for even more upward mobility.

While I lacked a financial background, I was able to apply my engineering degree and technical skills toward building a systematic approach to investing. My college friends, fellow economic and engineering geeks Lami and Dipo came on board, and the three of us spent years combining our ideas and backtesting and validating different approaches. All to create the systematic investment strategy that fuels Xantos Labs today.

After years of seeing superior returns, we faced a choice: keep doing what we were doing and grow our financial futures, or think bigger. We believe investing shouldn’t be an exclusive privilege of the wealthy. That everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve financial security for themselves and future generations. This is what drives us every day. To help our clients see what their money can do when they put it to work systematically.

Our story keeps us humble and our mission keeps us hungry. We’re helping build a world where anyone can invest in a brighter future for themselves and their loved ones.

Are you ready to join us?

- Chuk, Founder & Managing Principal

We put the power of our systematic approach to investing and its historically outsized returns to create a brighter financial future for our clients

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