For those of you who may have been following the Sigma 1 blog for the past few years, you may be surprised by the sudden rebranding and name change. A lot has happened in 2016 that has precipitated these changes.
Firstly, I am sad to inform you that the founder of Sigma 1, Dave Balhiser, passed away in January of 2016. Secondly, I would like to introduce myself. I am Gabi Endress-Balhiser, and I was Dave’s wife and partner. I have decided to not let the work my husband put into his portfolio optimization product go to waste, so I have partnered with some of his team and we are working on continuing to develop the tool and bring it to market, hopefully sometime in 2017.
Admittedly it has been a difficult year. Dave’s brilliant mind and kind heart are missed by many. I watched him put hundreds of hours into developing this software. It was his passion and he truly believed it was revolutionary. The back-end of the product was rock solid before he passed, and the only missing element was a front-end to make it user-friendly. I have a background in usability and I have managed teams of developers in the past, so I am hoping I can help my husband’s dream come to fruition.
I am admittedly not a Quant by any stretch of the imagination, but if there is an interest I may invite guest bloggers to contribute to this site as we continue to move forward.
Thank you to everyone who supported my husband in his quest to build a revolutionary portfolio optimization software. I hope I will have your support along the way as well.