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Robert Stein

Mr. Robert Stein began his career as a project analyst for the Federal Reserve under former Chairman Paul Volcker and later went on to hold senior trading or portfolio management positions with large money-center Wall Street banks. Returning to Chicago in 1994, he formed Astor Financial, Inc., the parent company of Astor Asset Management LLC…

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John Eckstein

Mr. Eckstein joined Astor in 2011 and serves as Chief Investment Officer. As Vice Chairman of the firm’s investment committee, he is responsible for international global macro strategies. In 1995, Mr. Eckstein founded Cornerstone Quantitative Investment Group, a global macro hedge fund with peak assets of $600 million. Prior to Cornerstone, Mr. Eckstein was a…

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Bryan Novak

Mr. Bryan Novak joined Astor in 2002 and currently serves as Senior Managing Director. Mr. Novak has been involved in the research and development of the trading and investment strategies at the firm. He was instrumental in the launch of the firm’s mutual fund family in 2009 and has served as part of the portfolio…

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Brian Durbin

Mr. Brian Durbin joined Astor in 2011 and currently serves as the Managing Director of Operations. Mr. Durbin has been involved in many aspects of Astor’s business. Mr. Durbin uses his broad knowledge to manage the technology and portfolio administration functions of the firm. As a member of the Investment Committee, Mr. Durbin assists the…

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Nick Porter

Nicholas Porter joined Astor in 2018 and supports the Investment Committee and Chief Investment Officer as a Research Associate. Nick began his career as an Associate at KPMG and was most recently a Senior Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s International Affairs and Strategy department, where he was responsible for the Bank’s…

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