Our Story

We developed BehaviorQuant because finance is about people. All the technology that supports today’s financial decisions has not changed one simple fact: Behind every financial decision there are people. Every investment decision is ultimately made by a person or in a team.

As a university professor, in my research at Harvard and MIT, I worked with dozens of Wall Street institutions, from Merrill Lynch to Goldman Sachs. I realized that all these companies -- the entire investment industry -- have a core problem: Systematic, measurable data about the people making investment decisions is missing. And that has costly consequences: Because advisors that do not understand their customers will quickly lose them. And behavioral risks of fund managers can cause huge losses. Now you can easily solve these problems with BehaviorQuant.

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We Connect Science and Silicon Valley

The story of BehaviorQuant begins when its founders were university students in Vienna, the cradle of psychology. Over the following 25 years, the two – meanwhile PhDs and university professors themselves – laid the foundation of an unparalleled technology with research at Harvard, MIT and Columbia University, as well as studies on decision makers at the world’s leading financial institutions.

Today, the BehaviorQuant engine synthesizes insights from thousands of financial experts, from leading banks to Wall Street traders, fund managers, investors, advisors, and savvy customers. The founders have also gained many years of experience in fintech development in Silicon Valley. With BehaviorQuant, they turn pioneering scientific research into an easy-to-use tool for every investment professional.

Meet the Founders

BehaviorQuant disrupts the investment industry with novel data about people

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Dr. Thomas Oberlechner

CEO

is an internationally recognized expert in decision psychology and behavioral science. He completed his studies in Europe and the US and holds a psychology doctorate and three Master‘s degrees in psychology and in law from Harvard University and University of Vienna. Dr. Oberlechner has researched and taught at Harvard, MIT, University of Cologne, and the University of Vienna. His research has widely been published in academic and professional journals and in his books The Psychology of the Foreign Exchange Market (Wiley) and The Psychology of Ethics in the Finance and Investment Industry (CFA Institute).

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Dr. Gerlinde Berghofer

COO

is an internationally recognized expert on psychometric scale development, psychological assessments, and system evaluation. Trained as a clinical psychologist, she holds a Master’s and a PhD from the University of Vienna. Her research resulted in numerous publications in international test databases and academic journals and, as a Fulbright Scholar, in a long-term research cooperation with Columbia University.

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Our Awards

Finalist Global Fintech Awards 2023
Benzinga

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Most Innovative in Capital Markets

BQ Performance

Finalist Banking Tech Awards 2023
FinTech Futures

Category
Best Digital Solution Provider – Wealth Tech

BQ Advisory

Our Advisory Team

Michael Kosinski

Advisor

Prof. Dr. Michael Kosinski

Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
World’s leading expert in personality research with computer-aided methods, AI, and Big Data

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Rachel S.L. Minard

Advisor

Rachel S.L. Minard

Management positions at J. P. Morgan Investment Management, Cadogan Management and Corbin Capital Partners; Founder and CEO of Minard Capital & Minard Venture Capital LLC

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Stefan Rummel

Advisor

Dipl. Bw. Stefan Rummel

Management and executive positions at various renowned banks such as LGT, UBS and Schoellerbank.

Active in various advisory functions since 2016.

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Eduard Brandstätter

Advisor

Prof. Dr. Eduard Brandstätter

Kepler University Linz, Head of the Department Economic Psychology
Renowned expert and scientist in the field of decision research

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