Chris Castroviejo

Chris Castroviejo

Formal First Name
Christopher (Chris)

Chris Castroviejo is the Owner, President and Chief Investment Officer of Directional Research & Trading, a private financial office he founded in 1999. He is a financial veteran with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry. Castroviejo was a shareholder and lead director of Chaikin Analytics LLC, an award-winning trading platform which provided quantitative research services and partnered with NASDAQ to launch enhanced alpha stock indices. His clients have included J.P. Morgan & Co., Kuwait International Investment Co., Tiger Partners, Omega Partners, Pictet & Cie., Family Financial Offices, A Sovereign Wealth Fund, and the Vatican Bank.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Castroviejo started his career at Smith Barney.

  • He was a Principal at Faulkner, Dawkins, and Sullivan, and was associated with Fahnestock & Co, where he ran the computer assisted trading group.

  • He served as a General Partner and Director of Risk Control for T.C. Management Partners, a New York based firm which managed a combination of hedged and short only accounts.

  • He also served as President of Sussex Asset Management, Inc., an asset allocation firm. 

  • He managed discretionary accounts and provided consultation services for hedge funds and institutions as a Partner of the investment bank, Bear Stearns.