Founder and Managing Member of Austere Capital.

Brian was previously Staff Economist at Digital Asset Research, part of the Commercial Real Estate Investment team at Monument International, and former Chair of the Economics Department at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island.

He competed as a D1 swimmer at SUNY Binghamton, where he received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Economics with a Finance specialization.

Brian is the author of Swim Fast Now - a short e-book on advanced swimming techniques, and the translator of (from Polish to English) Wojtek Spod Monte Cassino - a story of a bear in the ranks of the Polish Second Corps during the Second World War.

Head of Trading at Austere Capital.

Franck is a derivatives and volatility expert, with extensive experience as an options trader on Bitcoin, EU and CME soft commodities, as well as STIR derivatives.

He is the author of A Simple Method for Variance Shift Detection at Unknown Time Points published in the Economics Bulletin in 2011. He received his Master’s in Quantitative Finance from EM Lyon as well as a Master of Science from IESEG.