Peter Muller is the founder and CEO of PDT Partners, a quantitative investment firm. He received his B.A. in mathematics with honors from Princeton University. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1992 and founding PDT (Process Driven Trading), Muller was at BARRA for seven years. As a result of the Volcker rule, PDT Partners will be spinning out of Morgan Stanley at the beginning of 2013.
Muller's published research includes work on financial optimization, mortgage prepayments, and equity valuation models. He is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Investment Management and has previously served in the same capacity for the Financial Analysts Journal and the Journal of Portfolio Management.
Muller is the cofounder and chairman of the investment committee of Chalkstream Capital Group, an investment firm. He serves on the board of trustees for Harvey Mudd College and the board of Math for America, and is part of the leadership council of the Robin Hood Foundation.
Music has always been a large part of Muller's life. He has released two albums as a pianist/singer-songwriter and performs regularly in New York with his trio. He also creates the occasional crossword puzzle for the New York Times. Muller is married and has two children.