Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Formal First Name
Christopher (Chris)

Christopher Brown is the Founder and Managing Member of Aristides Capital, an exempt reporting adviser that manages two pooled, hedged investment vehicles. His strategy mostly focuses on buying a lot of small caps and special situations, but he also shorts obvious frauds.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • His financial markets experience dates back to age 11 when he purchased his first stock.
  • He formally entered the investment industry in 1999 during medical school when he became interested in the academic finance literature.
  • After a career as an academic Internal Medicine physician in the United States Air Force, he developed a short-term quantamental trading strategy in 2007 which he began trading for others as part of Aristides Fund LP in 2008. 


  • Brown has appeared as a guest at the 2021 Real Vision Festival of Learning.