Aquila makes quantitative investment hire

September, 2017

Aquila Capital has strengthened its quantitative investment proposition with the appointment of Fabian Dori as Quantitative Strategist and Portfolio Manager within its Systematic Trading Group. This team oversees Aquila Capital’s quantitative strategies investing in liquid financial markets.

Dori joins Aquila Capital from Notenstein La Roche Privatbank, where he was Chief Investment Officer. He will be reunited at Aquila Capital with the Head of the Trading Group, Urs Schubiger, with whom he worked for more than five years before. They established a highly successful, multi-year track record in developing and implementing managed futures and cash equity strategies. The Systematic Trading Group is completed by Dr Egon Rütsche, Quantitative Strategist and Portfolio Manager.

Fabian Dori was a member of the management board and Head of Portfolio Management at 1741 Asset Management. He holds a degree in Quantitative Economics and Finance from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is a certified financial analyst and risk manager.

The Systematic Trading Group was launched in January 2017, since when it has had responsibility for the Aquila Capital risk parity products.

Roman Rosslenbroich, CEO and Co-Founder of Aquila Capital, commented: “Fabian Dori has a successful track record in the development and implementation of quantitative strategies and has worked closely with the team in the past.”

Manfred Schraepler, Head of Financial Assets & Liquid Private Markets, adds: “Fabian is the ideal asset for us to successfully support the growth of the Systematic Trading Group.”

Fabian Dori said: “The current market environment, characterised by highly-valued investment classes and significant correlations between assets, poses major challenges for investors. We offer solutions with globally diversified strategies that adapt daily and systematically to evolving circumstances. We can offer these in the form of attractive UCITS funds as well as individual mandate solutions.”