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About SBB Research Group

SBB Research Group is an innovative investment management firm operating in the Chicago area. Founded in 2010, the company specializes in creating bespoke funds seeking both stability and long-term results through a systematic market approach. The firm simultaneously assesses opportunities and risks and continually strives to optimize the protection and growth of investor capital.

SBB Research Group’s leadership has established a culture of research and collaboration. The founder and CEO, Sam Barnett, Ph.D., is an applied mathematician and neuroscientist specializing in quantitative predictions of complex systems. The firm’s COO Matt Aven, an experienced professional in economics and computer science, fosters interdisciplinary teamwork among experts in science, finance, engineering, and other key disciplines.


In addition, SBB Research Group is committed to giving back to the community, both at the local and global level. Notably, SBBRG is the presenting sponsor of the annual Greater Chicago K-12 Chess Championship and is a proud partner of the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center, the World Wildlife Fund in the Northern Great Plains, Surge for Water in Uganda, and many other organizations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm is inviting impactful nonprofits to apply for grants, which are awarded on a monthly basis.

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