Investment Team

About KYUR

KYUR, Inc. is a Registered Investment Advisor located in Newport Beach, CA in the heart of the financial business district of Fashion Island. KYUR was founded by investment executives with extensive experience in equities and alternative asset classes. The team has managed equity, fixed income and hedge fund strategies at leading Wall Street firms, including Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Neuberger Berman, Man Group and GLG Partners.

Using a quantitative fundamental bottom-up approach, KYUR® employs advanced quantitative algorithms  that focus on control of risks of capital losses to generate alpha and optimal long-term returns.   We seek to bring investment strategies that are of institutional quality and discipline to investors who may not have access to top-performing investment results. Our clients include foundations, high-net-worth and accredited Investors.

KYUR’S Mission

Our aim is to help preserve and grow the wealth that you have built so you can pass it on to your current and future generation. We understand that it is an important part of your legacy.

KYUR Investment Team

dr vinh tran

Dr. Vinh Q. Tran, Founder and CEO

Dr. Tran and the KYUR® team believe that…

The key to optimal investment return is control of risks of capital losses. Rigorous risk control better protects investors in   market dislocations, thus giving investors the peace of mind, and effectively increasing long-term return by minimizing the catch-up periods in recoveries following market corrections.”

Dr. Tran taught Quantitative Finance in the MBA program at NYU Stern School of Business and is the author of several books in investment. He has over 30 years of innovative and acclaimed work in leadership roles at leading Wall Street firms. He was Vice Chairman and Deputy Chief Market Strategist of Sabrient Systems LLC, a quant research and investment firm with over $8 billion of  assets in Santa Barbara, CA. Earlier, he was Director of  assets in Santa Barbara, he was Director of International Investments for Aetna Life & Casualty, managing global investments and asset allocation strategies for Separate Accounts, where he grew assets to over one billion dollars. Later, he was Head of a Global Fund Group at Morgan Stanley. Then, he joined BofA Merrill Lynch as Senior Vice President of Global Wealth Management and Director of Alternative Investments, advising and managing assets for large institutions and Ultra High-Net-Worth clients. Dr. Tran has a Ph. D. in International Finance from George Washington University. He is the author of Market Upside Down: How to Invest Profitably in a Shrinking Economy (published by FT Press/Wharton School Publishing); Evaluating Hedge Fund Performance (John Wiley & Sons) –a recommended text by the CFA Institute; Japan: A Cautionary Tale (FT Press eBooks); Foreign Exchange Management in Multinational Firms (University of Michigan Research Press). Dr. Tran has also taught and lectured on finance and global affairs at leading graduate schools including NYU Graduate School of Global Affairs, Harvard, Columbia.

Thuy Tran, Chief Investment Officer

“We understand your financial legacy is important. Our risk targeted alpha strategies are aimed at preserving and growing your wealth.”

Thuy Tran brings a wealth of investment knowledge and experience from attending elite universities and working at leading investment firms. For over 15 years he has launched and managed multi-strategy equity funds that were top rated by Morningstar, at Neuberger Berman, Man Group, GLG Partners and Epoch Investment Partners. He has managed long-only, long/short and market neutral equity strategies across U. S. and global markets, in Europe, Asia-Pacific and Emerging Markets. Prior to his graduate studies, he was a corporate bond analyst at AIG Global Investment Group and commodities trader at AIG Trading Group.

Thuy has an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was named a Wharton Fund Fellow and selected to manage a portion of UPenn’s endowment fund. He earned a B.Sc. in Economics and Accounting from NYU Stern School of Business and studied history and language at Hanoi University. He is a graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall.

Heather Gigliotti – Marketing and Client Relations

“We are committed delivering sound and optimal investment solutions to all our investors so you can
focus on you enjoying your life”

Heather has extensive marketing and branding experience with firms such as Elle, Prada, Marc Jacobs and Theory.

Rich Martorella, Corporate Strategy and Growth

“We work hard so all investors can benefit from KYUR high value investment solutions – with peace of mind and optimal returns”

Rich has a Master’s from Cambridge University and BA from Georgetown. He has held leadership roles in strategy and operations with leading brands.