Roman Chuyan, CFA

President, General PartnerRoman 2014-2-lg

Roman founded the firm in 2012 to provide tactical investment management services to help clients outperform a passive index. The firm’s strategy is powered by a fundamental-factor forecasting approach that Roman had developed over a period of over ten years.

In prior years, Roman held positions with buy-side firms JH Investments (2008-2010), CypressTree (2006-2008),  and John Hancock Life Insurance Company (1998-2006). He focused on asset allocation, fixed income, credit markets, and derivatives; and developed risk management and valuation models.

Roman holds a M.Sc. degree in Finance from Bentley University in Waltham, MA. He is a CFA charter holder.


Alexander Melnikov, Ph.D.

Research Consultant

Dr. Alexander Melnikov plays a key role in research and model development for the firm. He is also a Professor in Mathematical Finance at the University of Alberta focusing on derivative pricing, risk management in finance and insurance, statistics and stochastic analysis.

In addition to his various academic engagements, Alexander previously held senior positions in business: Chief Scientist at Risk Invest Deutschland AG (Frankfurt), Vice Director at a consulting company Center of Actuarial and Financial Studies (Moscow), and Director at an investment company Alba-Center (Moscow). Alexander was responsible for application of cutting-edge methods of stochastic analysis and statistics in investment management, insurance and risk management.

Alexander was one of the founders of Russian Society of Actuaries. In recognition for his research achievements, Dr. Melnikov was elected a fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and awarded the Leontiev medal “For Achievements in Economics”. Alexander is an author of five books and 100 papers. He is a frequent speaker at conferences all over the world.

Frank Donovan

Vice President, Business Development

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Frank directs business development activities for the firm, identifying RIA and other investment managers interested in utilizing Model Capital’s tactical management expertise.

Frank brings in over twenty years of sales management experience, including a fifteen-year record of delivering sustained customer and revenue growth at Wall Street Prep, Varden Technologies, Exivity, DYS Analytics, NewsEdge, and Digital Equipment Corp.

Frank received his B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.



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