Ed has more than 21 years experience within the financial services industry and is also a chartered management accountant. He spent 14 years at Citigroup working predominantly within the design and implementation of multi asset derivative based investments and hedging solutions covering European and Asian clients. During his time there, he established a fund management business and Irish based UCITS platform, launching a number of successful derivative based funds. From 2013 he built a fund management business with three other partners, Atlantic House Fund Management, launching and co-managing two funds and growing assets within 3 years to more than £250 million.
Chris has worked within the financial services industry since 2002 and is also a chartered management accountant. Formerly a trader on the securitisation desk at Citigroup, he was responsible for the creation, trading and risk management of investment linked securities issued by Citi, totalling some 1,000 products and $3 billion in asset value. After leaving Citi, Chris joined a boutique investment house, structuring and pricing derivative based investments whilst overseeing all primary and secondary market activity.
Ryan has over 22 years of experience within the financial services industry, focussing on providing multi asset investment solutions to professional investors. One of the firm’s founding partners, Ryan previously led the UK cross asset solutions team at Societe Generale. Prior to Societe Generale, he worked in the Equities and Commodity derivatives division at BNP Paribas after spending the first 7 years of his career at HSBC.
Walter has over a decade of experience within the financial services industry, having worked closely with independent wealth managers, fund managers and private banks in the Benelux and Switzerland. Walter’s expertise spans across all asset classes and he is responsible for expanding Fortem Capital’s distribution across Europe. Prior to joining Fortem Capital Walter worked both at Commerzbank in London and at Leonteq Securities in Amsterdam. Walter is fluent in Dutch, English and French.
Stefan embarked on his career within the financial services industry more than 25 years ago. Starting out as a derivative structurer in 1994 at Bankers Trust, two years later he went on to establish and run Citigroup’s European exotic options trading desk. There he ran one of the largest, most active, and consistently profitable equity option trading teams globally. He was credited with developing a number of innovations in the interbank option market. Latterly, Stefan ran Citi’s European structured products business where he developed a range of investment products and funds. Over $50 billion of these investments were successfully placed with high net worth and institutional clients.
Kevin is a Senior Fund Manager and chairs the Fortem Capital Global Investment Committee. He began his career at Brooks Macdonald Asset Management before joining Bordier, where he was an Investment Director and sat on both the firm’s Investment and Management Committees. Kevin has over 10 years’ experience within the financial services industry and alternative investments. He graduated from Durham University and is a CFA charterholder.
Fred heads up both Flow Solutions Sales as well as the firm’s Trading desk. He joined Fortem Capital in 2018 upon the completion of his MBA in Canada. During this time, Fred worked as a financial analyst responsible for covering consumer staples alongside taking further finance courses and gaining a specialisation in Corporate and Investment Finance.
Bachir heads up and oversees Fortem’s quant team and has been instrumental in the build out of its industrial analytics capabilities, utilising state of the art Monte Carlo, stochastic volatility-based modelling and GPU computing technology. He holds an MSc & BSc in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh, where he also acted as a Tutor and Teaching Assistant within the School of Informatics. Bachir has held several front office quantitative developer roles across several leading global investment banks, with a particular focus on derivatives pricing, portfolio optimization, machine learning and credit analytics.
Victoria recently joined Fortem Capital as a Data Scientist, after graduating from the University of Nottingham with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. During her degree, Victoria specialised in machine learning and AI, writing her dissertation on the design of a novel anomaly detection method for unmanned aerial vehicles. Victoria spent six months as a research assistant at the University of Nottingham, developing data-driven ML methods for parameter optimisation in plasma spray experiments.
Matthew has 20 years of financial services compliance experience as both a regulator and in senior consulting roles in the UK. Matthew spent a decade at the Financial Services Authority performing a number of supervisory roles covering remediation of miss-selling scandals, regulatory transactions, corporate authorisations and approved persons applications. Matthew has 10 years of regulatory consulting experience and his most recent role is as a Director of consulting of Newgate Compliance limited, a firm that provides regulation and governance advice to over 150 regulated entities in the UK. Matthew has a degree in Economics from the University of Birmingham and holds the Financial Planning and Investment Management Certificates.