Rod Jones is founder of GSTCAP.


GSTCAP is a financial technology company that applies data science to create algorithms and analytics to help investors profit from market exposure and other sources of systematic risk. The genesis for the company is the belief that advances in data science and related technology can improve investment outcomes for fundamentally driven investors. We believe data science and algorithms should augment human intelligence, not replace it.

Prior to GSTCAP, Rod was head of North America for STOXX Limited, a global index provider headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2010, Rod opened the North American office in New York City and built an organization with a strong footprint with public and corporate pensions, exchange traded product issuers, structured product issuers and asset managers. Rod was a frequent speaker at industry events and has authored STOXX white papers for clients. Prior to STOXX, Rod was head of U.S. broker dealer and hedge fund sales and client service at MSCIBarra, Inc. a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley in New York City. In this role, Rod’s team helped proprietary trading desks at investment banks and top quantitative and multi-strategy hedge funds implement Barra’s multi-factor models, risk control tools and back-testing software. Rod was also a frequent speaker at Barra client events offering expertise with quantitative investment management topics.

Earlier in his career, Rod held various analyst positions at Russell Investment Group in Tacoma, Washington. In his last position, Rod was an analyst in Russell’s renowned pension consulting group helping some of the world’s largest asset owners make strategic investment decisions. Rod holds a B.A. Whitman College. He has augmented his degree with courses in mathematics from the University of Washington and Hunter College in New York City. Rod holds a Series 65.

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