Henry Keyton

Director of Quantitative Research
& Algorithmic Development

Past Teams

Two Sigma Investments, 2U Inc, East Link Capital


MBA | MFE UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business


Henry is a partner in PORTAL, currently serving as its Director of Quantitative Research & Algorithmic Development. In this role, he leads the firm’s development of PortalMatch™ – a proprietary ML/AI software tool that streamlines investment due diligence and risk management. He has a unique skill set that encompasses data science, business, and computational finance, along with a global mindset.

Before graduate school, Henry worked for the quant hedge fund, Two Sigma Investments, in New York City, where he was positioned between quant portfolio and risk management. From there, he moved to tech education, where he worked for 2U Inc. in developing masters-level coursework for data science and advanced statistics. Most notably, Henry helped to develop the Master of Data Science program for UC Berkeley’s School of Information. Drawing from an extensive background in time series econometrics and natural language processing (NLP), Henry moved on to develop a psychometrics technology that received The Enterprising Award from the Yang Pu Shanghai Star of Startups Global Competition in 2019.

Throughout his MBA program, Henry interned for East Link Capital, a VC firm that specializes in cross-border transactions in the Asian Market. During his final semester in the MFE program, Henry was selected to lead a twenty-person financial engineering team for Blackstone’s Tac Opps group where researchers utilized NLP and other data science techniques to de-risk private investments. The algorithms developed throughout the project served as the foundation for a private equity robo-advisory startup named Shelton AI, where Henry served as the Chief Research Officer. Shelton AI forged a design partnership with Yale’s endowment and currently serves pension and sovereign wealth funds.

Henry earned a Masters of Financial Engineering and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and a BS in International Trade & Marketing from the Baker School of Business and Technology at the State University of New York.


My grandparents emigrated from the Philippines and Mexico, so I’m very passionate about mathematical and computational literacy with underserved populations. 

Fun Facts

I’d like to consider myself an ardent fine art appreciator and a proficient impressionist oil painter. I’m pretty indoorsy for a Bay Area native, but I’ll make an exception for SUP paddleboarding or a well catered picnic. Food and politics are at the forefront of my mind at all times (huge Dr. Thomas Sowell and Friedrich Hayek fan). As far as team sports go, I’m definitely more of an individual competitor. I spent 6 years in gymnastics before evolving into a competitive 1 meter diver for 4 years, but there are not very many outlets for either in the Bay Area, so I settle for olympic lifting (but nothing crazy).