Peter Muller

Trustee; Founder and CEO, PDT Partners

Peter Muller is the founder and chief executive officer of Process Driven Trading (PDT) Partners, a leading quantitative investment firm. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1992 and founding the PDT group, he was at Barra, Inc. for seven years. 

Math, music, and investing have always been a large part of Muller’s life. In addition to serving on the editorial board for the Journal of Investment Management, he is on the boards of Math for America and Berklee. His published research includes work on financial optimization, mortgage prepayments, and equity valuation models. As a pianist and singer-songwriter, Muller has released three albums of original music and performs regularly in New York City with his trio. In his spare time, he has created more than a dozen crossword puzzles for the New York Times, runs a monthly music-based crossword contest at, and is a devoted and active philanthropist.

Muller received his B.A. in mathematics with honors from Princeton University. He splits his time between New York, New York, and Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife and two children.