Our Firm

We are software and data engineers with deep understanding of U.S. hedge fund operations, including financial instruments, investment strategies, portfolio management, risk management, and regulatory, internal and client reporting demands.

Our Story

Cognivo was founded in 2015 by Hardeep Mehta with the simple goal of providing small and midsize hedge funds with the same cutting-edge software and data engineering expertise that are available to the larger firms.

We are software and data engineers with a deep understanding of financial instruments, investment strategies, portfolio management, risk management, prime brokers, fund administrators, exchanges, and regulators. This unique combination of leading-edge technical expertise and deep domain knowledge within the capital markets is what sets us apart. We have the ability to understand our client’s business, which allows us to partner with our hedge fund clients to both optimize operational efficiency and leverage their data assets to profitably grow their businesses.

Through years of experience working within the hedge fund industry, we have developed a deep understanding of the day-to-day operational challenges of dealing with vast amounts of data in various formats and from multiple sources, as well as the ever evolving regulatory, internal and investor reporting demands of the U.S. hedge fund industry. For small and mid-size hedge funds, these challenges often create obstacles to providing unparalleled value and service to investors.  Fortunately, these challenges are not insurmountable, as we have applied technology to develop solutions that turn these challenges into growth opportunities.

We invite you to email us using the link below, so that we can better understand how we may apply our proprietary research, software and tools to transform your firm’s data into actionable insights that will maximize alpha, while minimizing risk.

Why Hedge Funds Choose Cognivo?

We bring an unparalleled combination of functional expertise and specialized knowledge of the hedge fund industry to all of our clients. Our combination of deep technology expertise and our extensive domain knowledge of the capital markets and hedge fund operations is unique to Cognivo.

16+ Years Experience Building Software for Capital Markets

We have over sixteen years of experience in engineering bespoke systems that help hedge funds manage and optimize their data assets to minimize risk and maximize alpha.

Our team of software engineers, data scientists and UI designers use methods refined through thousands of hours of collaboration with hedge funds all over the United States.

Deep Domain Knowledge

We have over sixteen years of experience working on both the buy and sell side of capital markets. We have deep understanding of hedge fund operations, financial instruments (such as equities, derivatives, commodities, and currency), U.S. regulations, risk management, portfolio management, and reporting.

US Based Operations

All of our operations are based in the United States. Our clients feel it is an advantage to having a business partner who works under the same legal jurisdiction. Our clients know that their Intellectual Property (IP), and other sensitive business information is protected.

We speak your language and understand the same work culture. Equally important to our clients is proximity, which allows for face-to-face and closer collaboration.

Hardeep Mehta

our leadership

Hardeep Mehta is Cognivo’s founder and managing director. He founded the firm with the goal of providing hedge funds access to his vast knowledge and experience with applying financial technology solutions within the capital markets industry. He has experience working with clients to set a strategic vision for how technology and process automation can improve their alpha, as well as provide operational efficiency and accuracy. He also has the hands-on experience to ensure that the design, development and implementation of this strategic vision is realized for the firm’s clients.

As an award-winning business leader with over sixteen years of technology experience, Hardeep has a proven track record of providing strategic technology advice, combined with innovative, scalable, software and data solutions to both buy and sell side firms within the capital markets industry. With deep knowledge of financial instruments, such as equities, derivatives, commodities, and currency, as well as US regulations, risk management, portfolio management, and reporting, he is able to provide clients with some of the most highly customized and efficient solutions in the industry.

Before founding Cognivo, Hardeep worked as a technical and management lead for companies such as Bridgewater Associates, Morgan Stanley, and Interactive Brokers. He led the design, development, and implementation of Interactive Brokers’ highly acclaimed PortfolioAnalyst, which received a 5-Star rating by Barron’s magazine on several occasions over the past decade. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and graduated magna cum laude.

Our Guiding Principles

Our primary goal is to deliver exceptional value for our clients every single day. These three leading principles help us stay true to this primary goal.

Client Success

Our client’s success is our main goal, and we take pride in it.

Open Flow Of Ideas

We believe in open flow of ideas and thoughts within Cognivo and with our clients.

Seamless Technology

We stay on top of the latest technology trends to provide our clients with the best possible solutions.