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Grégoire Serre joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in July 2022. Prior to joining 2Xideas, Grégoire was an assistant vice president in the consumer private equity division of Partners Group. Previously, Grégoire was an equity research associate focused on EU consumer companies at Capital Group.
Grégoire holds an MSc in Finance from Grenoble Business School and is a CFA charterholder.
Mert Gülleroğlu joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in March 2022 and was appointed Head of Technology Research. He previously worked as a senior analyst at Ownership Capital in Amsterdam, where he covered US and European public equities. During that time, he was responsible for many high-conviction investments across a broad range of industries but with a focus on information technology and data services.
Mert holds Master’s degrees in Corporate Finance and Banking from the University of Amsterdam, and in Nanoscience from Delft University of Technology.
Dr. Aryestis Vlahakis joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in October 2018. From 2013 to 2018, Aryestis was a PhD research assistant at ETH Zurich’s Center of Economic Research , where he studied how renewables could contribute to reducing carbon emissions in the energy sector. Prior to that, he worked as an analyst for the commodities trader RWE Supply & Trading AG.
Aryestis holds a PhD in Economics and an MSc in Energy Science from ETH Zurich. He also holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Yale University.
Manuel Graça joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in April 2019. Prior to that, he developed his equity investing experience in the private markets as a Principal with Atena Equity Partners in Portugal. Manuel’s career has spanned a number of strategy and finance roles, having also worked with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Groupon Brazil, and Deloitte Corporate Finance.
Manuel holds an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School and a BSc in Business Administration from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
Claudia Collin joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in July 2022. Previously, she worked for six years at a Geneva-based asset management firm, AtonRa Partners, as an equity analyst and manager focusing on the biopharmaceutical sector. Earlier in her career, Claudia had gained experience in private banking at Société Générale and BNP Paribas, as well as in M&A at Engie.
Claudia holds an MSc in Investment Banking from ESCP Europe (London and Paris) and an MSc in Financial Engineering specializing in financial markets from ESGF (Paris).
Rajvir Visen-Singh joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in August 2019, and was appointed Head of Financials Research in July 2022. Since completing an internship in the summer of 2018 at 2Xideas and subsequent time as an Analyst, Rajvir has been responsible for a broad array of investments in the financials sector, with a particular focus on financial technology and data services.
Rajvir holds an MA (Hons) in Management from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Fikret Avni joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in September 2021. He worked as a Financial Institutions Credit Rating Associate Analyst at Moody’s Investors Service from 2016 through 2018. He then worked in the Investments Division of JP Morgan’s Emerging Markets Wealth Management business as an Associate from 2018 until 2021.
Fikret holds a BSc in Economics from The London School of Economics (LSE).
Ricco Friedrich joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in March 2021 and was appointed Head of Industrials Research in 2022. Previously, he was a founding Partner, director, and portfolio manager at Denker Capital in South Africa. Prior to founding Denker Capital, Ricco successfully started and managed various equity strategies for Sanlam Investment Management for both retail and institutional clients.
Ricco holds a Bachelor’s (Hons) in Business Science (Finance) from the University of Cape Town. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a CFA® charterholder.
Andrei Kiselev joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in July 2022. Prior to joining 2Xideas, Andrei was a portfolio manager at Aegon Asset Management in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he co-managed the Global Sustainable Equity fund, as well as being involved with a number of regional and global strategies. Andrei started his investment career with Baillie Gifford in Scotland. After completing the initial training period, he spent several years first as an analyst on global equity products, and subsequently as an investment manager on the US equity fund.
Andrei holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Edinburgh.
Mathieu Fragnière joined 2Xideas as a Sustainability Specialist in November 2021. From 2016 to 2021, Mathieu worked as a project manager in a consulting company providing strategies on sustainable development and mitigation of CO2 emissions, helping companies and public authorities to reduce their carbon footprints. He also marketed new business services regarding climate change such as Risks & Opportunities Analysis, Environmental Economic Analysis, and Carbon Pricing.
Mathieu holds a Master’s in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy from the Wirtschaftsuniversität (WU) of Vienna.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adrian Kunz joined 2Xideas as an RFP Manager in June 2021, and was appointed Head of Fund Operations in September 2022. Previously, he worked on Man Group’s Sales Management team as Head of Market Intelligence. Adrian started his career as a fund analyst at a Zurich-based wealth manager.
Adrian holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Zurich.
Nicolai Weinberger joined 2Xideas as a Fund Operations Manager in May 2022. Prior to that, he worked at Mercer Alternatives AG as a Fund Operations Analyst, at Swiss Finance and Property AG as a Fund Administrator, and at UBS AG as a Securities Specialist.
Nicolai holds Diplomas as a Certified International Investment Analyst and as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.
Elina Stutz joined 2Xideas as a Fund Operations Manager in November 2019. Previously, she worked on the client reporting team at Vontobel Asset Management, and in operations at Sp-Fund Management Company.
Elina holds a Master’s in Business Administration specialized in Future Studies and Customer-Oriented Services from Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland.
David Ryder began work as an external Communications Consultant at 2Xideas in March 2022. Previously, he was Head of Investment Communications at Lloyds Banking Group (Wealth), which became Schroders Personal Wealth. David began his career as an international Finance and Legal Publisher based in Hong Kong, before launching a number of successful magazine, web- and book-titles through his own UK-based company. David holds a BA (Hons) degree from The University of Hull and is IMC-qualified.
Filip Vukovic joined 2Xideas as Graphic Designer/Premedia Specialist in August 2019. Previously, he worked as pre-press technology and marketing specialist and cross-media project manager at UBS from 2014 to 2019. Before UBS, he worked at Limmatdruck as premedia specialist with the main focus on automated catalog production and innovations.
Filip has over 14 years of experience in the graphic and print services industry. After his apprenticeship as a premedia specialist (Polygraf EFZ), Filip graduated as Pre-Press Technology Specialist with a Federal Diploma of Higher Education.
Benjamin Maletic joined 2Xideas as a Graphic Designer in March 2021. From 2008, he was responsible for several projects and redesigns at Ringier AG, and from 2010 to 2018 was deputy art director at Blick newspaper before taking a graphic design position at Schweizer LandLiebe magazine. Before relocating to Switzerland, he worked as people specialist at the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
Benjamin studied design in Cologne and Hamburg, graduating as a Diplom-Designer. For two decades, he has also been running his own design office.