Born in Israel and raised in the U.S.A, Uri holds a B.S. in Economics from Penn State University (U.S.A), and an M.B.A in Finance from Bar Ilan University (Israel). While living in the U.S., Uri worked as a market maker in listed U.S. Equity and Index Options at Bear Wagner from 2000-2004. After moving back to Israel in 2004, Uri was the head of the trading desk at Granite Financial Instruments (One of Israel’s leading options trading firms), and a proprietary options trader in Israeli Index options. In 2013, Uri Co-Founded Granite Alphen Capital Fund (GACF), a systematic Volatility Hedge Fund that trades primarily in short dated index options in the U.S. and Europe. Uri acts as a Managing Director and CIO of the Fund. GACF is continuously ranked top among its peers in its category.