Team

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.

Bild: Tindaro Siragusano, CEO

Tindaro Siragusano, CEO

As CEO, Tindaro Siragusano 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 Siragusano was most recently responsible for the strategic realignment and successful establishment of the business area.
Bild: Jasper Duex, CIO

Jasper Duex, CIO

As Chief Investment Officer, Jasper Duex 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.
Bild: Thimo Koch, CCO/CRO/Legal

Thimo Koch, CCO/CRO/Legal

As CCO and CRO, Thimo Koch 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 Koch holds an MBA from Cardiff University.

Holger Bang, CFA, Head of Currency Overlay

As Head of Currency Overlay, Holger Bang has the team responsibility for the overlay solutions of 7orca. He looks back on more than 15 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 Bang holds a degree in economics and is a CFA charterholder.

Tom Pansegrau, CFA, Head of Volatility

Tom Pansegrau is responsible for the management of 7orca’s volatility strategies. 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 as Head of Liquid Alternatives at Berenberg. Tom Pansegrau holds a Master in Finance (Financial Engineering, M.Sc.) from the University of Lausanne and is a CFA Charterholder.

Holger Bang, CFA, Head of Currency Overlay

As Head of Currency Overlay, Holger Bang has the team responsibility for the overlay solutions of 7orca. He looks back on more than 15 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 Bang holds a degree in economics and is a CFA charterholder.

Tom Pansegrau, CFA, Head of Volatility

Tom Pansegrau is responsible for the management of 7orca’s volatility strategies. 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 as Head of Liquid Alternatives at Berenberg. Tom Pansegrau 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

As Senior Portfolio Manager, Dip Mukherjee is co-responsible for the development, implementation and performance of 7orca’s currency overlay investment processes. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs where he developed various electronic trading applications. Dip Mukherjee is a CFA Charterholder, holds a Master in Money and Finance and a Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering.

Vlada Mitrovic, Senior Portfolio Manager & Manager Clearing and Settlement

As Senior Portfolio Manager, Vlada Mitrovic 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 Mitrovic holds a degree in banking.

Dip Mukherjee, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager

As Senior Portfolio Manager, Dip Mukherjee is co-responsible for the development, implementation and performance of 7orca’s currency overlay investment processes. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs where he developed various electronic trading applications. Dip Mukherjee is a CFA Charterholder, holds a Master in Money and Finance and a Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering.

Vlada Mitrovic, Senior Portfolio Manager & Manager Clearing and Settlement

As Senior Portfolio Manager, Vlada Mitrovic 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 Mitrovic holds a degree in banking.

Moritz Stephan, Portfolio Manager

Moritz Stephan is Portfolio Manager, responsible for the management of our volatility 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.

Maximilian Kuehl, Portfolio Manager

Maximilian Kuehl is a researcher responsible for the further development and implementation of the currency overlay investment processes. In addition, he prepares macroeconomic analyses on the currency market placing them in the context of FX hedging strategies. Previously, Mr. Kuehl worked in Asset Management at Warburg Bank. He holds a Master in Quantitative Finance and a Bachelor in Economics..

Moritz Stephan, Portfolio Manager

Moritz Stephan is Portfolio Manager, responsible for the management of our volatility 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.

Maximilian Kuehl, Portfolio Manager

Maximilian Kuehl is a researcher responsible for the further development and implementation of the currency overlay investment processes. In addition, he prepares macroeconomic analyses on the currency market placing them in the context of FX hedging strategies. Previously, Mr. Kuehl worked in Asset Management at Warburg Bank. He holds a Master in Quantitative Finance and a Bachelor in Economics..

Sebastian Roehr, Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Sebastian Roehr 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 Roehr 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.

Arne Decknatel, Senior Data and Software Engineer

Arne Decknatel 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 Decknatel, 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, Arne Decknatel worked in Quantitative Research at Berenberg.

Sebastian Roehr, Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Sebastian Roehr 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 Roehr 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.

Arne Decknatel, Senior Data and Software Engineer

Arne Decknatel 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 Decknatel, 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, Arne Decknatel worked in Quantitative Research at Berenberg.

Weiling Sun, Data and Software Engineer

As Data and Software Engineer, Weiling Sun 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, Weiling Sun 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 Sun worked in the Data & Innovation Team at Berenberg.

Ulrich Janus, Senior Data and Software Engineer

As Senior Data and Software Engineer, Ulrich Janus 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.

Weiling Sun, Data and Software Engineer

As Data and Software Engineer, Weiling Sun 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, Weiling Sun 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 Sun worked in the Data & Innovation Team at Berenberg.

Ulrich Janus, Senior Data and Software Engineer

As Senior Data and Software Engineer, Ulrich Janus 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.

Sven O. Mueller, Head of Relationship Management

Sven O. Mueller and his team are 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 O. Mueller 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. 

Stefan Baensch, Senior Relationship Manager

As Senior Relationship Manager, Stefan Baensch is responsible for the acquisition and support of institutional clients. The graduate in business administration has been working in asset management for more than 25 years, including many years as a Portfolio Manager Fixed Income & Equity at renowned German addresses. From 2005 onwards, he was a Product Specialist at Allianz Global Investors, mainly responsible for the development of the institutional business. From 2017 until joining 7orca in 2022, Stefan Baensch was Director of Institutional Business at Janus Henderson Investors.

Sven O. Mueller, Head of Relationship Management

Sven O. Mueller and his team are 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 O. Mueller 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. 

Stefan Baensch, Senior Relationship Manager

As Senior Relationship Manager, Stefan Baensch is responsible for the acquisition and support of institutional clients. The graduate in business administration has been working in asset management for more than 25 years, including many years as a Portfolio Manager Fixed Income & Equity at renowned German addresses. From 2005 onwards, he was a Product Specialist at Allianz Global Investors, mainly responsible for the development of the institutional business. From 2017 until joining 7orca in 2022, Stefan Baensch was Director of Institutional Business at Janus Henderson Investors.

Silke Blum, CAIA, Head of Marketing & PR

As Head of Marketing and PR, Silke Blum is responsible for the company and the product marketing as well as the press activities of 7orca Asset Management AG. Prior to that, she was with Aquila Group where she was in charge of positioning and promoting the group’s investment and structuring services in alternative investments intended for institutional investors. This graduate in business administration has over 10 years of experience in marketing with international asset managers and is a CAIA charterholder.

Jochen Runze, Head of Operations

Jochen Runze 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 Runze holds a degree in banking management (IHK) and has completed further training in banking management at the HfB Frankfurt.

Silke Blum, CAIA, Head of Marketing & PR

As Head of Marketing and PR, Silke Blum is responsible for the company and the product marketing as well as the press activities of 7orca Asset Management AG. Prior to that, she was with Aquila Group where she was in charge of positioning and promoting the group’s investment and structuring services in alternative investments intended for institutional investors. This graduate in business administration has over 10 years of experience in marketing with international asset managers and is a CAIA charterholder.

Jochen Runze, Head of Operations

Jochen Runze 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 Runze holds a degree in banking management (IHK) and has completed further training in banking management at the HfB Frankfurt.

Matthias Krueger, Deputy Head of Operations

As Deputy Head of Operations Matthias Krueger 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.

Julia Kuehn, Investment Operations & Business Manager

Julia Kuehn is responsible for business processes in the Legal & Operations team. Previously, she worked as a Junior Project Manager in the medical technology industry. Since March 2019, she has been pursuing a business degree part-time.

Matthias Krueger, Deputy Head of Operations

As Deputy Head of Operations Matthias Krueger 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.

Julia Kuehn, Investment Operations & Business Manager

Julia Kuehn is responsible for business processes in the Legal & Operations team. Previously, she worked as a Junior Project Manager in the medical technology industry. Since March 2019, she has been pursuing a business degree part-time.
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