Target QR Strategies - Principals

Founder & CIO

Robert Zuccaro, upon his elevation to portfolio manager of the Axe Houghton Stock Fund in 1978, was an early pioneer in applying quantitative disciplines in stock selection. He gravitated toward a quant process given the inherent shortcomings in fundamental decision-making. Thus, investing on facts won out over investing on opinions.

Robert founded Target Investors in 1983 to manage institutional pension accounts, still using a quant process. During the next two decades, Target Investors was cited for its performance in publications including Financial World, Money Magazine, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily and USA Today.

Target QR Strategies was formed by Robert in 2013 to formalize his research and manage family assets. He now manages an aggressive growth equity strategy relying on quantitative disciplines developed over forty years and through 1,000 studies.

  • From 1978-1983, outperformed the S&P 500 as manager of the flagship Axe Houghton Stock Fund

  • Recipient of INDATA award to Target Investors for the #1 pension account (+79%) among more than 3,000 accounts in 1992

  • Awarded a certificate by the Lipper Fund Survey for managing Grand Prix Fund to the #1 rank (+118%) among all growth funds in 1998

  • Cited by CDA/Cadence Technologies as the #1 institutional manager for its composite annualized return over five years ending 1993.

How Wall Street Reshaped America's Destiny
Author of
"How Wall Street Reshaped
America's Destiny"
Released in Autumn 2020, Robert Zuccaro traces the history of the stock market and its economic and cultural impact on the United States.
Principal & COO

Marc Zuccaro, as COO, is responsible for the general management of Target QR Strategies, including business development, operations, trading, and all aspects of business administration. He also assists the CIO with research and acts as backup for modeling and portfolio construction.

Prior to joining the Adviser, Marc managed electronic trading businesses for investment banks around the globe. He has served as Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets in London, where he led the EMEA electronic trading unit during the bank’s post-recession European expansion.

During 2001-2008, Marc held senior product and management roles in the equities business of Lehman Brothers in London, Tokyo and New York. He began his career with PaineWebber/UBS.

Marc graduated from Bates College with a B.S. in Economics/Political Science. He currently holds Series 65 and has previously been registered Series 7, 63, and JSDA (Japan) Class 1.

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