7orca Asset Management AG
7orca was founded in March 2017 by seven investment experts with a vision. Over the preceding ten years, they had worked together for a leading European investment provider, constructing global currency overlay management, and designing and implementing complex option-based strategies.
While „7“ reflects the number of founding partners, „orca“ stands for overlay, risk, currency and alpha.
By consistently expanding its existing expertise, 7orca’s corporate strategy is to provide excellent service to its clients as one of the best asset managers for currency overlay management and volatility strategies.
We believe in the strength of collective intelligence. The team at 7orca consists of recognised
experts with complementary skill sets. Having worked together as a trusting team for many
years we have an extensive market network.
We combine this with great innovative strength and determination to achieve for our clients’ benefit.
As their partner, we advise them independently and free of conflicts of interest.
Only in this way can we succeed in implementing the best solutions
for the demanding investment goals of our clients.
As CEO, Tindaro is responsible for planning and implementing the strategic direction of 7orca. In addition, he heads the Client Office, where all relationship-related activities are bundled. The graduate in business administration with a focus on quantitative methods has over 20 years of experience in quantitative asset management. Before founding 7orca, he held management positions at HypoVereinsbank and Berenberg. At Berenberg, as Global Head of Asset Management, Tindaro was most recently responsible for the strategic realignment and successful establishment of the business area.
As Chief Investment Officer, Jasper is responsible for the development and implementation of the investment processes and has overall responsibility for performance and implementation. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance, he gained almost 20 years of experience in quantitative asset management, among others at HypoVereinsbank and HSBC. Most recently, he was head of department for overlay mandates and total return strategies at Berenberg.
As CCO and CRO, Thimo is responsible for Compliance, Risk and Legal. The fully qualified lawyer specialises in investment and supervisory law and looks back on more than 20 years of experience at German financial institutions. Prior to his appointment to the Board of Directors of 7orca, he was Head of Investment Operations at Berenberg Asset Management and responsible for the middle and back office, among other things. Thimo holds an MBA from Cardiff University.
Sven O. Mueller
Head of Relationship Management
Sven is responsible for the management and the establishment of customer relationships. He has more than 20 years of professional experience with strategic oversight of large corporate clients and institutional addresses. Sven worked for renowned financial institutions in Germany and abroad. He worked intensively with the founders of 7orca Asset Management AG in the field of quantitative risk management and investment solutions at Berenberg. He completed his studies in Germany and the USA with a diploma in business administration.
Holger Bang, CFA
Head of Portfolio Management
As Head of Portfolio Management, Holger has the team responsibility for the overlay solutions as well as the volatility strategies of 7orca. He looks back on more than 17 years of professional experience in both currency management and quantitative asset management at German and international financial institutions. Before the foundation of 7orca, he was Head of Overlay at Berenberg. Holger holds a degree in economics and is a CFA charterholder.
Tom Pansegrau, CFA
Deputy Head of Portfolio Management
Tom is responsible for the management of 7orca's volatility strategies and the development of risk premia concepts. He has more than 10 years of professional experience in quantitative asset management and has worked for Robeco, Metzler and Berenberg, among others. Previously, he managed option-based investment solutions at Berenberg as Head of Liquid Alternatives. Tom holds a Master in Finance (Financial Engineering, M.Sc.) from the University of Lausanne and is a CFA Charterholder.
Dip Mukherjee, CFA
Senior Portfolio Manager
Dip Mukherjee started in quant research at 7orca and built the technology stack and investment processes before moving into portfolio management, where he is responsible for developing currency overlay solutions and implementing volatility strategies. He has 11 years of experience in capital markets and prior to 7orca was an Associate in Goldman Sachs' Global Credit Department. He holds a Master in Finance and a Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering and he is a CFA Charterholder.
Senior Portfolio Manager
As Senior Portfolio Manager, Vlada is co-responsible for the development, implementation and performance of the currency overlay investment processes. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry. He gathered this knowledge in more than 11 years as an equity trader and most recently in more than 13 years at Berenberg as a portfolio manager in quantitative asset management. Vlada holds a degree in banking.
Head of Research
As Head of Research, Maximilian and his team are responsible for all analytical activities in Quantitative and Economic Research at 7orca. Maximilian has been working in analytical positions in the financial sector for more than 5 years and previously worked in Asset Management at Warburg Bank. He holds a Master in Quantitative Finance and a Bachelor in Economics.
Senior Quantitative Researcher
As senior quantitative researcher, Moritz is responsible for the development of 7orca’s systematic investment strategies. He holds a master’s degree in finance and a bachelor’s degree in international business. Previously, he worked in the Derivatives Product R&D at Eurex, in Cross Asset Research at Commerzbank and in Private Banking at HSBC.
As a quantitative researcher, Anton is responsible for developing currency overlay strategies along with quantitative support as well as enhancing 7orca's algorithmic models. Prior to joining 7orca, he worked in the quantitative research department of VTB Group, where he developed and implemented data-driven trading strategies based on deep learning methods. Anton holds an MSc degree in Economics from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. His professional interests include the application of statistics and advanced machine learning methods to various scientific challenges, especially in economics and finance.
André Schneider, CFA, CAIA
Head of Exposure Management
As Head of Exposure Management, André is responsible for the development, implementation, and daily execution of the 7orca Exposure Management process. He has more than 15 years of experience in various overlay management roles. Previously, he worked for HSBC and Berenberg. An economics graduate, he is a CFA and CAIA charterholder.
Head of Compliance
As Head of Compliance, Marco is responsible for the adherence to and implementation of the rules and regulations applicable to 7orca. He has more than 15 years of experience in the compliance environment of the financial industry. He has worked as (Deputy) Compliance and Money Laundering Officer at various institutions, including in Asset and Wealth Management.
Head of Operations
Jochen is Head of Operations at 7orca, the first point of contact for all external service providers and responsible for liquidity planning as well as financial and balance sheet accounting. He has nearly 20 years of professional experience at renowned financial institutions. Previously, he was responsible for national and international business management at Berenberg. Jochen holds a degree in banking management (IHK) and has completed further training in banking management at the HfB Frankfurt.
Deputy Head of Operations
As Deputy Head of Operations Matthias is responsible for the design and the control of the operational processes ensuring 7orca’s services. The business graduate looks back on more than 15 years of professional experience at recognised financial institutions and is an expert in performance and risk measurement. Previously, he was responsible for investment reporting at Berenberg.
Junior Operations Manager
Anna is responsible in the Legal & Operations team for the smooth running of 7orca's operational business processes and provides extensive administrative support to the department. She has been working as an assistant in the financial sector since 2018. Most recently, she worked for a renowned investment company and a major family office in London, UK.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Sebastian and his team are responsible for the development and operation of all proprietary, in-house developed software solutions as well as externally sourced IT-infrastructure. For more than 15 years Sebastian has been designing, developing and maintaining individual software. Before that, he worked for 12 years as a software and database developer at Berenberg, where he was entrusted with the development of an FX overlay portfolio management system, among other things.
Senior Data and Software Engineer
Arne is a Senior Data Engineer responsible for building data pipelines as well as maintaining and administering databases at 7orca. He creates data analyses and supports portfolio management in the further development of proprietary trading applications. Arne, who holds a degree in financial and business mathematics, has more than 15 years of professional experience in the development, optimisation and automation of investment and risk management processes at renowned financial institutions. Previously, he worked in Quantitative Research at Berenberg.
Senior Data and Software Engineer
As Senior Data Engineer, Daniel manages the development of data pipelines as well as the maintenance and administration of databases. He creates data analyses and supports the portfolio managers in the ongoing enhancement of proprietary trading applications. With a degree in computer science, Daniel has been designing, developing and maintaining data processing solutions in the financial sector for more than 15 years. Previously, Daniel was an application and database developer at M.M.Warburg.
Senior Data and Software Engineer
As a Senior Data Engineer, Timo is responsible for building data pipelines and maintaining and administering databases. He creates data analyses and supports the portfolio management in the advancement of proprietary trading applications. With a degree in business informatics, he has more than 10 years of experience in the architecture and development of software solutions with a focus on data processing. Previously, Timo worked in IT systems management at Warburg.
Ulrich Janus, PhD
Senior Data and Software Engineer
As Senior Data and Software Engineer, Ulrich is responsible for optimising and developing the technical processes of 7orca’s proprietary applications. Janus, who holds a doctorate in mathematics, has many years of experience in the financial sector and is responsible for the development of 7orca’s machine learning technology. Previously, he was head of the Quantitative Research Team at Berenberg.
Data and Software Engineer
As Data and Software Engineer, Weiling is responsible for optimising and developing the technical processes of 7orca’s proprietary applications as well as for database maintenance. With a degree in business mathematics, he is an expert in setting up and automating investment and risk management processes and has nearly 12 years of professional experience at renowned financial institutions. Previously, Weiling worked in the Data & Innovation Team at Berenberg.
Head of IT Operations
As Head of IT Operations, Benjamin is responsible for the operation and further development of the internal and external IT infrastructure. He manages all external IT service providers. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry and has led the IT department at Berenberg Capital Markets LLC in New York, USA as Local Head of IT for the six years.
Our team combines complementary competencies from the disciplines of portfolio management, quantitative research, risk management, legal, compliance, operations and relationship management.
Quantitative investment processes are the basis of proven, comprehensible investment solutions. A meticulous risk management is also an integral part of such strategies.
Our aim is to become one of the best providers in currency overlay management and short volatility strategies.
As an independent and focused asset manager, we have only one goal: the client’s goal!
7orca’s employees are co-owners of the company and want to apply their knowledge, skills and motivation for the long term. We draw strength from our many years of joint professional experience.
We like best to find solutions together in dialogue and as a team.
Continuous learning and innovation are at the heart of what we do.