Christopher R. Cole, CFA is the founder of Artemis Capital Management LP and the portfolio manager of the Artemis Vega Fund LP and affiliated institutional managed accounts. Mr. Cole’s core focus is systematic, quantitative, and behavioral based trading of volatility derivatives. His decision to form a fund came after achieving proprietary returns during the 2008 financial crash trading volatility futures. Mr. Cole's research letters and volatility commentaries were influential in derivatives circles and thereafter widely referenced and quoted by the mainstream financial media, academic, and institutional asset management communities. He previously worked in capital markets and investment banking at Merrill Lynch. During his career in capital markets and pension consulting he structured over $10 billion in derivatives and debt transactions for many high profile issuers. Mr. Cole holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, is an associate member of the NFA, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California.