Nelson is primarily involved in research and development of the investment process and is a member of Redpoint’s Investment Committee. Nelson co-founded Redpoint in 2011.
Prior to Redpoint, Nelson was the Director of Global Equities at First Quadrant in Pasadena with responsibility for global stock selection research, portfolio management, attribution analysis and technical support for marketing and client service. Prior to First Quadrant, Nelson was a Principal at the Vanguard Group developing quantitative investment strategies, managing portfolios and playing a key role in creating Vanguard’s internal active equity management capability. He also established and managed Vanguard’s “thought leadership research” function to support global advice, product development and the institutional business.
Nelson has a PhD in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania.