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We believe that attractive, consistent, and repeatable investment results cannot be achieved by an individual. Collaboration and collective decision making are thus at the heart of our firm, and are facilitated and optimized by our proprietary software platform.
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Philipp Wesner
CTO
Philipp Wesner

Philipp Wesner joined 2Xideas as Chief Technology Officer in August 2020 and was made a Partner in the firm in 2022. He founded a software company in 2000 and from 2012 to 2016 worked as Managing Director at the Frankfurt-based “form Design Magazine”. From 2016 to 2020, Philipp worked at Swiss cloud provider Young Solutions AG, initially as Head of Software Development before being appointed CTO in 2018.

Philipp holds a Diplom in Business Mathematics (Dipl. Math Oec.) from KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

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Graziano Mirata
Head of Quant Research
Graziano Mirata

Graziano Mirata joined 2Xideas as Head of Data Science in August 2021. From 2020 to 2021, Graziano worked as the Applied A.I./M.L. lead for the Global Research – EMEA team at J.P. Morgan CIB in London, having earlier served as Senior Quant Researcher and Equity Portfolio Manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and as Quantitative Portfolio Manager at the Bank of Montreal GAM (former F&C Asset Management).

Graziano holds a Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF), a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Lugano, and worked as a Asset Pricing and Behavioral Finance researcher at the University of Lugano’s Institute of Finance.

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Dr. Marvin Müller
Quant Researcher
Dr. Marvin Müller

Dr. Marvin Müller joined 2Xideas as a Quantitative Researcher in June 2020. Previously, he worked for a startup in Zurich on machine learning methods in Quantitative Finance. From 2016 to 2019, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Stochastic Finance Group at ETH Zurich, working on mathematical modeling of financial markets. He has been a speaker at various international academic and industrial conferences and authored a number of scientific journals in applied mathematics.

Marvin holds a PhD in Mathematics (summa cum laude) from Technische Universität (TU) Dresden and a MSc in Business Mathematics from TU Berlin.

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Kaspar Thommen
Quant Researcher
Kaspar Thommen

Kaspar Thommen joined 2Xideas as a Quantitative Researcher in March 2022. Previously, he worked for UBS Investment Bank as a Quantitative Analyst in FX Spot market-making and as a Data Scientist in various application domains.

Kaspar holds a Master‘s degree in Mechanical Engineering from EPFL Lausanne, a Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) and a Master of Advanced Studies in Software Engineering from HSR Rapperswil.

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Balint Gersey
Quant Researcher
Balint Gersey

Balint Gersey joined 2Xideas as Data Scientist and Quantitative Researcher in March 2022. During his academic career he gained expertise in machine learning, statistics, data analysis, stochastic finance, and computational methods for quantitative finance.

Balint holds a Master's in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Cambridge and is currently also working to complete his PhD in Mathematical Finance at ETH Zurich.

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Andreas Kanz
Quant Developer
Andreas Kanz

Andreas Kanz joined 2Xideas as a Data Engineer in May 2022. Previously, Andreas worked as a Data Scientist, implementing data-driven solutions for companies in health care, energy, and the automotive industry. Earlier, he worked as a Consultant for Financial Artificial Intelligence for Banks in Austria and Germany.

Andreas holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Bamberg, Germany.

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Matevz Nolimal
Quant Developer
Matevz Nolimal

Matevz Nolimal joined 2Xideas as a Data Scientist in May 2021. Previously, Matevz worked in the Investment Office of Raiffeisen Schweiz, where he developed advisory and quantitative systems focused on portfolio construction and risk optimization. Prior to that, he worked at the Finance Directorate of the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, in the team responsible for implementing new financial products. 

Matevz holds a BSc in Financial Mathematics from the University of Ljubljana.

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Tarek Al-Selwi
Data Engineer
Tarek Al-Selwi

Tarek Al-Selwi joined 2Xideas as a Data Engineer in February 2021. Previously, he worked as an IT Consultant for private banks in the UK, Luxembourg, and Germany, implementing banking systems and creating data pipelines, and for UBS on its Data Warehouse and Automation team in Switzerland.

Tarek holds a Master's degree in Economics and Financial Markets from the University of Wroclaw, Poland.

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Vincent Mohiuddin
Data Engineer
Vincent Mohiuddin

Vincent Mohiuddin joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in April 2022. He started his career developing investment data pipelines at Allianz Suisse for three years, after which he worked for two years as a software developer for an asset management company specialized in alternative assets.

Vincent holds a Master’s in Economics Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

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Maria Shears
Data Engineer
Maria Shears

Maria Shears joined 2Xideas as Data Engineer in January 2022. Over the last nine years she has worked for various start-ups in Munich and more recently in the financial industry (corporate, fintech) as Data Engineer/Data Analyst. 

Maria holds an Economics Degree from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.

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Will Hardy
Head of Web Dev.
Will Hardy

Will Hardy joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in August 2020. He previously spent 15 years building, scaling, and securing numerous large software systems as an independent consultant in Europe and Australia.

Will holds Bachelor’s degrees in Software Engineering (Hons) and Laws from the University of Melbourne.

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Kristian Arve
Software Engineer
Kristian Arve

Kristian Arve joined 2Xideas as a Data Scientist in April 2018. He earlier worked as a project manager at a consulting company during his studies, and also had prior experience as an independent quantitative futures trader.

Kristian holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Zurich.

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János Naumann
Software Engineer
János Naumann

János Naumann joined 2Xideas as a Senior Software Developer in September 2021. For more than 10 years, he designed and developed control and monitoring solutions with a focus on extensibility. He worked for several industrial companies, ranging from startups to international corporations. 

János holds a Diplom in Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from the University of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT).

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Max Brauer
Software Engineer
Max Brauer

Max Brauer joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in June 2021. Previously, he worked in a startup creating immersive AI and AR applications to develop brand experiences for its customers. Before that, Max worked as a Software Developer in the film industry, building complex applications for a range of companies.

Max holds a BSc in Computer Science from the BA Leipzig University of Cooperative Education.

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Tom Bärwinkel
Software Engineer
Tom Bärwinkel

Tom Bärwinkel joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in January 2022. He previously worked on the user experience and notification systems in IT monitoring software and in the automotive industry.

Tom holds a Master's in Computational and Theoretical Chemistry from the Technical University of Munich.

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Vladimir Potter
Software Engineer
Vladimir Potter

Vladimir Potter joined 2Xideas as a Software Developer in April 2022. He previously spent more than 10 years designing and building mid-to-large software systems for companies throughout Europe, the US, and Australia.

Vladimir holds a Master’s in Informatics and Computer Engineering from Novosibirsk State University in Russia.

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Paris Kolios
Software Engineer
Paris Kolios

Paris Kolios joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in May 2022. He has 15 years of experience developing software, building and leading tech teams, in start-ups, NGOs, and consulting firms. 

Paris studied Computer Science in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens.

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Tim Kreitner
Software Engineer
Tim Kreitner

Tim Kreitner joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in July 2022. Previously he worked at an algo-trading company as a Quantitative Analyst and Developer.

Tim holds a Master’s degree in Computational Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University Darmstadt.

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Dustin Nowosad
Software Engineer
Dustin Nowosad

Dustin Nowosad joined 2Xideas as a Software Engineer in June 2021. Before that, he worked as a full stack developer in a startup that developed an AI platform as a web application, and then as a mobile app developer on a tenant app that simplifies communication between tenants and landlords.

Dustin holds a State Certified Technician Degree in Electrical Engineering.

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Tarak Blah
DevOps Engineer
Tarak Blah

Tarak Blah joined 2Xideas as a DevOps Engineer in March 2022. Tarak has accumulated 21 years of professional experience in IT, particularly in the field of Unix/Linux, and has profound knowledge of infrastructure and cloud architecture, configuration management, continuous integration, continuous deployment, testing, quality assurance, cloud management, and IT security.

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Bela Csikos
Head IT Infrastructure
Bela Csikos

Béla Csikós joined 2Xideas as Head of IT Infrastructure in January 2022,. He accumulated a decade of IT experience in Hungary before moving first to Germany for vocational training and work as an IT Systems Administrator, and thereafter to Switzerland.

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Maciej Kiljan
System Engineer
Maciej Kiljan

Maciej Kiljan joined 2Xideas as a System Engineer in July 2022. Before starting his IT career in 2014, Maciej worked in customer service. From 2020 to 2022, he worked for Tally Weijl in Basel as a workspace specialist, extending his IT knowledge and getting to know Swiss culture.