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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 Technology platform.

16_Peter Wick
Peter Wick
Head of Technology Res.
Peter Wick

Peter Wick is Head of Technology Research and a founding Partner of 2Xideas. In 2002, Peter established CDL Principal Investors AG, an investment firm serving owner-investors including ultra-high net worth individuals, families, foundations, and investment companies. Previously, Peter worked at BZ Bank, Schweizerischer Bankverein (now UBS) and Darier Hentsch & Cie (now Lombard Odier).

Peter holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master’s degree in Law (licence en droit) from Geneva University. He practiced law in New York City and Geneva until 1986, and is admitted to the New York and Geneva state bars.

19_Gregoire Serre
Grégoire Serre
Consumer Analyst
Grégoire Serre

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.

23_Manuel Graca
Manuel Graça
Head of Health Care Res.
Manuel Graça

Manuel Graça joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in April 2019, and was appointed Head of Health Care Research in October 2023. 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.

24_Claudia Collin
Claudia Collin
Health Care Analyst
Claudia Collin

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).

25_Rajvir Visen-Singh
Rajvir Visen-Singh
Head of Financials Res.
Rajvir Visen-Singh

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, ranging from financial technology and data services to insurance.

Rajvir holds an MA (Hons) in Management from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

26_Fikret Avni
Fikret Avni
Financials Analyst
Fikret Avni

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).

27_Ricco Friedrich
Ricco Friedrich
Head of Industrials Res.
Ricco Friedrich

Ricco Friedrich joined 2Xideas as an Equity Analyst in March 2021, was appointed Head of Industrials Research in 2022, and made Partner in 2023. 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.

28_Andrei Kiselev
Andrei Kiselev
Industrials Analyst
Andrei Kiselev

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.

36_Balint Gersey
Balint Gersey
Head of Quant Research
Balint Gersey

Balint Gersey joined 2Xideas as Data Scientist and Quantitative Researcher in March 2022, and was appointed Head of Quantitative Research in December 2023. 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.

39_Tamas Szoke
Tamás Szőke
Quant Analyst
Tamás Szőke

Tamás Szőke joined 2XIdeas in September 2023 as a Quantitative Analyst. Previously, he worked in the Hungarian office of a US-based hedge fund as a quantitative developer, in the areas of both software engineering and research.

Tamás holds a Master’s in Pure Mathematics from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.

32_Vincent Lehmann
Vincent Lehmann
ESG Analyst
Vincent Lehmann

Vincent Lehmann joined 2Xideas as an ESG Analyst in March 2023. He previously worked at RepRisk, a leading ESG data science company. Before that he gained work experience at a Swiss real estate development firm supporting the acquisitions team. Back in 2020, Vincent completed a six-month internship as an equity analyst at 2Xideas.

Vincent holds an MSc in Sustainability Entrepreneurship & Innovation from ESCP Business School and a BSc in Business Administration, specializing in Finance, from Northeastern University. He also holds the CFA® Institute Certificate in ESG Investing.

40_Kristian Arve
Kristian Arve
Co-Head of Development
Kristian Arve

Kristian Arve joined 2Xideas as a Data Scientist in April 2018 and became Co-Head of Development in January 2023. 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.

41_Adam Crowther
Adam Crowther
Co-Head of Development
Adam Crowther

Adam Crowther joined 2Xideas as Co-Head of Development in September 2023. Adam had previously been an independent consultant since 2005, working as software engineer, tech-lead and solution architect in the banking and finance industries for clients such as Avaloq, Bank Vontobel and Credit Suisse. He specializes in large-scale portfolio and order management systems.

Adam holds a Diploma in Behavioural Biology from ETH Zürich (Dipl. Natw. ETH).

38_Ivor Majnaric
Ivor Majnarić
Quant Developer
Ivor Majnarić

Ivor Majnarić joined 2Xideas in November 2023 as a Quantitative Developer. Before joining 2xideas, Ivor worked as a software engineer in the blockchain area for the Verum Capital, and for UBS in the automation team, implementing software solutions for both. After completing his studies, Ivor joined CAEmate, where he worked as an engineering software developer on the solution for structural analysis. 

Ivor has a Master’s in Computational Engineering from the University of Rijeka (Croatia). As the continuation of his studies, he is currently pursuing a PhD in computational engineering at the University of Rijeka.

41_Tarek Al-Selwi
Tarek Al-Selwi
Head of Data Engineering
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.

42_Emilia Zakrawacz_2
Emilia Zakrawacz
Data Engineer
Emilia Zakrawacz

Emilia Zakrawacz joined 2Xideas as a Data Engineer in July 2023. Her experience focuses on topics such as modeling, quality assurance, and building ETL pipelines. Previously she worked as an analyst programmer for wealth management firms, private banks, and then as a data engineer for UBS and Elipslife. 


Emilia holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Technology in Wroclaw, Poland.

50_Sven Kirchner
Dr. Sven Kircher
Software Engineer
Dr. Sven Kircher

Sven Kircher joined 2xideas as a Software Engineer in June 2023. Sven started his career as a consultant in financial risk management. Since 2007, he worked in high frequency trading (HFT) for companies in Switzerland and Singapore. He gained broad experience ranging from IT-related tasks, leading the development of an HFT trading system, data analysis, prediction models, to order management and production monitoring. 


Sven holds a PhD in Physics from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and an MSc in Financial Mathematics from the University of Oxford. 

52_Bela Csikos
Béla Csikós
Head IT Infrastructure
Béla Csikós

Béla Csikós joined 2Xideas as Head of IT Infrastructure in January 2022. He amassed a decade of IT experience in Hungary, including freelancing as a rollout technician and web designer, and running his own IT service. In 2013, Béla received vocational training at Tech Data (now TD Synnex) in Munich, and worked as an IT Systems Administrator at software design firm Allplan GmbH.

At 2Xideas, Béla maintains a secure, efficient, and contemporary IT infrastructure, and strives to continuously strengthen the firm’s technological asset base.

59_Adrian Kunz
Adrian Kunz
Head of Fund Operations
Adrian Kunz

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.

61_Elina Stutz
Elina Stutz
Fund Ops Manager
Elina Stutz

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.

66_Benjamin Maletic
Benjamin Maletić
Graphic Designer
Benjamin Maletić

Benjamin Maletić 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.