Michael Hunstad is head of quantitative strategies at Northern Trust Asset Management with responsibility for all quantitative equity research, strategist, and quantitative equity portfolio management activities. Previously, Michael was director of quantitative research where he was responsible for leading Northern Trust Asset Management's factor-based research and product development programs.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, he was head of research at Breakwater Capital, an algorithmic trading firm and hedge fund. Previously, he was head of quantitative asset allocation at Allstate Investments, LLC and a quantitative analyst with a long-short equity hedge fund. He also served as an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Michael holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, an MBA in finance, an M.A. in econometrics and a B.S. in economics.