Paul Hipes founded Hipes Research in 2003 to bring specialized analytical software and consulting to the financial services industry. Paul holds a PhD in theoretical chemistry from Caltech and has twenty years of experience creating advanced decision support frameworks for the financial services industry. At Caltech he applied the finite element method and massively parallel computing techniques to large computational problems in quantum scattering. On Wall Street he joined the Salomon Brothers fixed-income arbitrage group, subsequently becoming the group's head of research. He has been a partner in two hedge funds, one specializing in global macro and the other in global equity relative value.