Benn Eifert

Benn Eifert

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Benn Eifert is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of QVR Advisors. Prior to this, he was Co-Founder and Co-Portfolio Manager at Mariner Coria. In this previous role, he was jointly responsible for all aspects of investment strategy, portfolio and risk management, fund marketing, as well as front office investment team management. In academia, Eifert has taught extensively in the Masters in Financial Engineering program in the Haas School of Business, where , where focused on applied financial econometrics and statistics, credit risk modeling, and applied research courses.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Eifert started his career as an emerging markets macroeconomist at the World Bank.
  • He is also on the advisory board member of Madrone, where he advises on the next generation of cloud-based predictive portfolio and business analytics for investment managers.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.


  • Overland Advisors - Head of Quantitative Research
    • Created and executed relative value investment strategies in equity, currency, and commodity derivative markets.
    • Built the empirical stress scenario risk models used firm-wide across asset classes.
    • Built front-to-back software for managing the risk arbitrage portfolios.
    • Managed a team of quantitative analysts.
  • Haas School of Business - Lecturer, GSI
    • Taught financial econometrics, credit risk modeling, corporate finance, and quantitative research courses.
  • Evolution Capital Management - Quant, Golden State Fund
    • Built quantitative trade screening and risk management models for equity, credit, capital structure, and volatility strategies.
  • The World Bank - Economist
    • Produced quantitative research on private sector development, infrastructure, and aid flows in emerging markets.
    • Published several research papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented to top government officials in developing countries.