CJ Finnegan

CJ is the CEO and Principal of Plotinus Asset Management, LLC. He is also Founder and CEO of Plotinus Ltd, a technology firm he formed in 2013 to harness ‘Informational Dissonance’ a philosophical concept he created.

The concept relates to derived data mining from digitalized information, enabling a new analysis of rational systems. ‘Informational Dissonance’ can be used to provide additional tradeable information from financial data. It can measure how some financial data can deviate from reality whilst remaining internally coherent. There is a trading opportunity when this internal coherence is assumed erroneously to be the same as correctness. Having this analytic strength gives Plotinus a trading edge.

In our work, we prefer to use technology primarily to separate the wheat from the chaff in solving the actual problem you want solved, not to seek the generic big answer from big data.

Plotinus Asset Management combined the power of ‘Informational Dissonance’ in capital markets with Artificial Intelligence Technology, which integrates traditional techniques, creating the Plotinus Trading System to run its systematic managed futures Artificial Intelligence Trading Strategies.

CJ holds a BA (Honours) in Scholastic Philosophy and Politics from Queen’s University Belfast. Before founding Plotinus, he worked for many years as an independent logistics broker in Continental Europe.

Image shows Giant’s Causeway, an area in Northern Ireland where some 40,000 interlocking basalt columns were formed by an ancient volcanic eruption. Credit: Obencem at Can Stock Photo Inc.

CJ Finnegan
Belfast, Northern Ireland


  • BA (Honours), Queen’s University, Belfast

Areas of Expertise

  • Trading Systems
  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Passive Investing