Karyn Williams has left her role as managing director and head of client solutions at Two Sigma Investments LP. She had joined the firm in July 2016 as the hedge fund’s first head of client solutions. She was hired to focus on data- and technology-driven products, and to oversee the firm’s advisory business.
Williams had been the CIO of Farmers Insurance after three years as head of insurance investment at Farmers. Williams also spent 12 years as a senior consultant for large institutional investors at Wilshire Associates, and holds a Ph.D in finance from Arizona State University.
When she joined Two Sigma, CEO Nobel Gulati said Williams’ experience as an allocator, consultant, and trustee, “uniquely positions her to partner with our clients to develop asset allocation, risk optimization, and execution solutions.”
Two Sigma has grown from $6 billion in 2011 to more than $50 billion in 2017.
In November, The Wall Street Journal reported the quantitative hedge-fund firm plans to spin off Two Sigma Private Investments into a business called Sightway Capital and register it with the SEC this month.
A representative from Two Sigma declined to comment.