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Meet a Swiss fund manager who hedges with a difference

Thursday, September 03, 2020

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Elias Nechachby
B. G., Opalesque Geneva:

There is a quant manager in Zurich that does things a little differently, which has helped a lot so far this year.

ICON Asset Management, which was mentioned in the Corona Fighters series, was founded in 2006 by Richard Toolen, CEO, and Elias Nechachby, MoSAIQ founder, joined later. Before ICON, Toolen worked at Daiwa Securities Europe in Frankfurt and Nechachby at PWC, Sunguard, and TradingScreen.

ICON is a platform that incubates and supports emerging managers with outperforming strategies, explains Toolen. The support includes regulation, compliance, fundraising, and pairing with investors.

ICON and MoSAIQ also have their own products that are based on behavioral finance and use artificial intelligence (AI), genetic algorithms, and neural networks to design and develop their models. The partnership ICON-MoSAIQ got a third partner in 2019, London-based hedge fund manager Carmika Partners, to improve on the strategies' robustness.

Opalesque paid ICON-MoSAIQ and Carmika a visit on the inaugural Virtual Manager Visit. You can view the visit here: www.opalesque.com/virtualmanagervisit/index.php

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