Christopher R. Castroviejo founded Directional Research and Trading, Inc. in 1999. Mr. Castroviejo was a shareholder and lead director of Chaikin Analytics, LLC, which provided quantitative research services and partnered with NASDAQ to launch enhanced alpha stock indices. In 2021, Chaikin Analytics was sold in a private transaction.


Mr. Castroviejo was a General Partner and Director of Risk Control for T.C. Management Partners, a New York based firm which managed a combination of hedged and short only accounts.  Mr. Castroviejo has also been President of Sussex Asset Management, Inc., an asset allocation firm. 

As partner of the investment bank Bear Stearns & Company, Mr. Castroviejo managed discretionary accounts and provided consultation services for hedge funds and institutions.  His clients have included J.P. Morgan & Co., Kuwait International Investment Co., Tiger Partners, Omega Partners, Pictet & Cie., Family Financial Offices, A Sovereign Wealth Fund, and the Vatican Bank.  Mr. Castroviejo started his career at Smith Barney & Co., was a principal at Faulkner, Dawkins, and Sullivan, and was associated with Fahnestock & Co, where he ran the computer assisted trading group.

Mr. Castroviejo earned a Master of Science in Business from Columbia University, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College in 1971. Christopher’s volunteer activities have included serving as Chairman of the Sheltering Arms Children’s Service, the oldest and largest non-sectarian child care agency in the city of New York, and contributing as a director of the Matinecock Neighborhood Association, Long Island’s first social service volunteer group. He has also served as a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Harvard Medical School Center for Blood Research and as a trustee of the Fay School. Mr. Castroviejo’s investment views have been featured in numerous media, including The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Business Week, National Public Radio, and Bloomberg TV.