Joseph Thurakal is a Senior Portfolio Manager for Tigmera, LLC, the family office of Sandor Straus. The Principal was a former partner of Renaissance Technologies and Edgestream Partners. Given Dr. Straus’ background in statistically-driven investing, the family office specializes in quantitative allocations. Joseph has managed hedge fund portfolios for the last decade with a focus on quantitative investment managers and long/short hedge funds. He graduated magna cum laude from Columbia College where he studied Mathematics and Physics, and earned his MA in Physics from University of California, Berkeley.