|Born||1969/1970 (age 48–49)|
|Residence||Millburn, New Jersey, US|
|Occupation||Hedge fund manager|
|Known for||Co-founder and co-chairman of Two Sigma Investments|
|Net worth||US$6.1 billion (March 2019)|
Laura Anne Bilodeau (m. 2002)
|Parent(s)||John M. Overdeck|
Betsey Lombard Overdeck
John Albert Overdeck (born 1969) is an American billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist. Overdeck is the co-founder and co-chairman of Two Sigma Investments, a New York City-based hedge fund that uses a variety of technological methods, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and distributed computing, for its trading strategies. In 2016, Overdeck reported $375 million in earnings and as of May 2017, Two Sigma Investments has $41 billion in assets under management.
Early life and education
He is the son of Dr. John M. Overdeck of Columbia, Maryland, retired senior mathematician at Fort Meade, Maryland, for the National Security Agency, and the late Betsey Lombard Overdeck, who was a director of Computer Sciences Corporation.
Overdeck went to Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland, and then earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in statistics, both from Stanford University. In 1986, he was an International Mathematics Olympiad silver medalist.
Two Sigma Investments
Overdeck founded Two Sigma Investments in 2001 with David Siegel and Mark Pickard, who is now retired. The company's main office is in New York City with branch offices in Houston, London, and Hong Kong. In January 2015, the firm had $34.21 billion in assets under management and as of May 2017, the firm had $41 billion.
Overdeck is vice chair of the National Museum of Mathematics, director of the Robin Hood Foundation, on the board of trustees of the Institute for Advanced Study, and a board member of the Hamilton Insurance Group.
On October 12, 2002, Overdeck married Laura Anne Bilodeau, then a principal consultant for SRI Consulting, and the daughter of Emily and Gilbert R. Bilodeau of Westfield, New Jersey. They have three children and live in Millburn, New Jersey.
Overdeck competed in the 2019 National Museum of Mathematics's Masters Tournament, which raised almost $1 million, and placed third.
In 2011, John and his wife Laura established the Overdeck Family Foundation, an organization that funds educational research and STEM education. The foundation's overall goal is to improve outcomes for American children by strengthening learning in and out of school.
In October 2018, The Overdeck Education Innovation Fund gifted $1 million to be distributed over the next three years by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs for research on education issues. This is the second gift from the Overdeck Family Foundation, the first of which was $1 million donated in 2016. That same month, the Overdeck Family Foundation pledged $3 million to Opportunity Insights, a policy and research institute based at Harvard University that will publish data on the probability that children will escape poverty based on where they were raised.
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