Taylor Lukof, Founder / CEO
Mr. Lukof is the Founder/CEO and Fund Manager. He is also the founder and chief investment officer of ABR Management LLC. He has 12 years of investment experience. He was formerly a partner at Toro Trading LLC, where he co-managed equity derivative trading strategies. Prior to joining Toro Trading, he worked as an options trader for Dellacamera Capital LLC. Mr. Lukof, as a market maker, was responsible for trading single name and index-related exchanged traded products. He began his career at TANSTAAFL Research & Trading, LLC, as the youngest member of the American Stock Exchange at that time.
Taylor graduated from Bucknell University, Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is active at his alma mater, serving both on the Advisory Board of the Student Managed Investment Fund and on the cabinet of the current $500 million WE DO capital campaign. He is also on the Advisory Board of the non-profit 118 Capital, which focuses on social impact investing in the Americas. He is involved in several charities, including the Newmark School for special needs children in Scotch Plains, NJ and the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) in Lowell, MA.
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Brian Cumberland, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Cumberland is the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Development of ABR Dynamic Funds. He is also the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Business Development of ABR Management, LLC. Brian has over twenty years of investment experience. He was formerly a senior account manager at Susquehanna Financial Group where he advised top hedge funds and mutual funds on cash equity, ETF, and equity derivative investments. Prior to Susquehanna, Brian was a Managing Director and Head of US Institutional Sales at MKM Partners, a boutique brokerage firm, where he worked to build out its operations, sales, and fundamental analyst teams. Before joining MKM, Brian spent nine years in the US Institutional Equity Sales department at Merrill Lynch in New York as an advisor to the firms’ hedge fund clients.
Brian received a BA in Economics and English from Bucknell University and an MBA from Cornell University, where he was a member of the prestigious Cayuga Fund. Brian is involved in the Cycle for Survival, which benefits the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He and his family are also active fundraisers for the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, Connecticut.
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David Skordal, Fund Manager
Mr. Skordal is a Fund Manager at ABR Dynamic Funds. He is also the Portfolio Manager at ABR Management LLC. He has 12 years of investment experience. He was formerly a Trader at Toro Trading LLC, where he worked alongside Mr. Lukof. At Toro Trading, he developed and managed the international Exchange Traded Funds desk. Before joining Toro Trading in 2009, Mr. Skordal was a specialist on the American Stock Exchange for Susquehanna International Group. He has a six-year working relationship with Mr. Lukof.
David graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor of Science (SB) degree in Physics. He is involved with several charities, including Mercy Corps and City at Peace in New York, NY.
Jiaming Kong, Quantitative Analyst
Mr. Kong is a Quantitative Analyst at ABR Dynamic Funds. He is also a quantitative analyst on the investment management team at ABR Management LLC and has 4 years of investment experience. He focuses on the development of automated systematic trades and on the development of quantitative algorithms. Mr. Kong was formerly a co-founder of Zhaoronghuili Investment Management LLC, a quantitative market neutral equity and index futures fund, based in Wuhan, China. He has a two-year working relationship with Mr. Lukof and Mr. Skordal.
Jimmy completed his undergraduate studies at Zhejiang University, one of the top-ranked universities in China, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with Honors Distinction. He then received his Masters of Science in Operations Research from Columbia University. Jimmy remains involved with his undergraduate university through alumni outreach to other expatriates living in the northeastern United States.