St. Lawrence University’s Board of Trustees has elected Zhihong “Hook” Huang, Class of 2002, as a new member. His six-year term begins July 1.
Zhihong “Hook” Huang ’02
Huang is a co-founder and COO of Engineers Gate Manager LP, a quantitative hedge fund creating unique systematic investing capacity for an exclusive set of investors. Prior to co-founding Engineers Gate in 2014, he was a director of operations at SAC Capital Advisors LP, focusing on the MultiQuant arm of the firm and before that served as the head equity trader for Tykhe Capital LLC, a multi-strategy hedge fund. Prior to entering the hedge fund industry, Huang spent two years as a research analyst at Analysis Group Inc., a consulting firm providing econometrics research in support of litigations.
Hailing from Beijing, China, Huang was one of St. Lawrence’s first international students from China. In 2002, he earned his bachelor of arts degree, summa cum laude, with honors in economics and in combined mathematics and computer science. In 2011, he earned his MBA from Columbia Business School.
While at St. Lawrence, Huang was the general manager of the Underground, a student-run, multi-functional facility located in the basement of Noble Center, and he was the treasurer of the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE), the event planning arm of the student government. As an alumnus, Huang was involved in fundraising, regional events, recruitment, career advising and providing internship opportunities. From 2011 to 2015, he served as a McCurdy-Sprague trustee.
Huang is married to Ogniana “Oggie” Hristova, one of St. Lawrence’s first international students from Bulgaria. Together, they have two boys, Leon and Kalin, both attending the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York.