Company

Tolomeo Capital was established in 2011 as a spin-off from the quant and risk management unit of one of Switzerland’s largest institutional family offices. Tolomeo focuses on quantitative, technology-driven investment strategies with a strong emphasis on risk-adjusted returns. It has built a proprietary and state-of-the-art technology infrastructure that allows it to control every detail of the investment process from front to back. This enables Tolomeo to rapidly develop new trading ideas and translate them into high-quality tradable quantitative models. Tolomeo Capital is regulated and licensed as an asset manager of collective investment schemes by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

 

Investment philosophy

Tolomeo Capital’s objective is to deliver stable and attractive risk-adjusted returns that have no correlation to major equity indices and hedge fund benchmarks. Tolomeo strives to generate an independent return stream with controlled volatility. To achieve this, the company pursues a systematic, short-term and price-based strategy that focuses on trading patterns of liquid, publicly-traded equity securities and derivatives. R&D and innovation are a key focus of the company. Tolomeo constantly improves its set of productive trading systems and adds new diversifying quantitative models in order to deliver uncorrelated alpha over the long term.

Team

The partners at Tolomeo Capital have worked together successfully for many years. All investment professionals have strong analytical backgrounds and a full set of complementary skills, ranging from investment management to risk management, financial mathematics and software engineering.

Ivan Popovic

Ivan Popovic

Managing Partner

Ivan Popovic is a founding partner of Tolomeo Capital and serves as the company’s Managing Partner. In 2006, he co-founded aeris CAPITAL, a large family office where he was responsible for several investment funds and served as a member of the Executive Management and the Board. Prior to that, he held various investment and risk management positions at Adveq, an international private equity investment company. Ivan Popovic previously also worked as an actuary at Swiss Re.

 

Ivan Popovic graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He obtained an MBA from IESE, University of Navarra, Barcelona.

 

Nicolas Mirjolet

Nicolas Mirjolet

Chief Investment Officer

Nicolas Mirjolet is a founding partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Tolomeo Capital. He previously worked as a quantitative analyst at aeris CAPITAL, a large family office. From 2006 until 2010, Nicolas Mirjolet served as a member of the Executive Board and Head of Equity Strategies at swissQuant Group, a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Prior to that, he worked in the European Credit Research and Sales teams at JPMorgan Chase in London and Frankfurt.

 

Nicolas Mirjolet graduated with a degree in Engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supelec) in Paris and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the ETH in Zurich.

 

Simon Keel

Simon Keel

Chief Technology Officer

Simon Keel is a founding partner and the Chief Technology Officer of Tolomeo Capital. He previously worked at aeris CAPITAL, a large family office where he focused on the areas of risk management and asset allocation. In 2006, Simon Keel was one of the co-founders and Chief Information Officer of swissQuant Group, a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. From 2003 to 2006, he worked at the Measurement and Control Laboratory at the ETH, where he completed his PhD. Prior to that, he was employed as an IT consultant at the global technology consulting group Altran.

 

Simon Keel obtained a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Financial Engineering from the ETH in Zurich.

 

Denis Kubasov

Denis Kubasov

System Engineer

Denis Kubasov joined Tolomeo Capital as a System Engineer & Software Developer in 2015. In this function, he is responsible for enhancing and maintaining the internal proprietary trading platform. Before joining Tolomeo Capital, Denis worked as a senior software developer for Source Capital AG in Zug, Switzerland, from 2014 to 2015 and spent three years as a software developer at Société Générale CIB in Paris.

 

Denis Kubasov obtained an MSc in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Moscow State University, an MSc in Financial Markets and Asset Management from CNAM in Paris and a PhD in Informatics from the University of Rennes 1, France.

 

Pietro Maciotta

Pietro Maciotta

Quantitative Engineer

Pietro Maciotta joined Tolomeo Capital as a Quantitative Engineer in June 2012. In this function, he is responsible for the company’s mid and back office operations. Before moving to Tolomeo Capital, Pietro Maciotta spent two years at Liechtensteinische Landesbank (LLB), where he was part of the Asset Management team. From 2008 to 2010, he worked in the Equity team at swissQuant Group, a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).

 

Pietro Maciotta obtained a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the ETH in Zurich. His research focused on scientific techniques in signal processing used for the analysis of financial time series.

 

Zoe Russell

Zoe Russell

Director of Sales & Investor Relations

Zoe Russell joined Tolomeo Capital as Director of Sales and Investor Relations in 2016. From 2015 to 2016, Zoe headed the Distribution team at alternative asset management firm Trium Capital in London. Prior to this, she worked for over six years at Marshall Wace Asset Management, a global alternative investment manager, initially as an Investor Relations Analyst and latterly as global Head of Investor Relations & Client Services based in London.

 

Zoe Russell obtained a BA (Hons) degree in History from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2007.

 

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Ivan Popovic

Ivan Popovic

Managing Partner

 

Ivan Popovic is a founding partner of Tolomeo Capital and serves as the company’s Managing Partner. In 2006, he co-founded aeris CAPITAL, a large family office where he was responsible for several investment funds and served as a member of the Executive Management and the Board. Prior to that, he held various investment and risk management positions at Adveq, an international private equity investment company. Ivan Popovic previously also worked as an actuary at Swiss Re.

 

Ivan Popovic graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He obtained an MBA from IESE, University of Navarra, Barcelona.

 

Nicolas Mirjolet

Nicolas Mirjolet

Chief Investment Officer

 

Nicolas Mirjolet is a founding partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Tolomeo Capital. He previously worked as a quantitative analyst at aeris CAPITAL, a large family office. From 2006 until 2010, Nicolas Mirjolet served as a member of the Executive Board and Head of Equity Strategies at swissQuant Group, a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. Prior to that, he worked in the European Credit Research and Sales teams at JPMorgan Chase in London and Frankfurt.

 

Nicolas Mirjolet graduated with a degree in Engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supelec) in Paris and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the ETH in Zurich.

 

Simon Keel

Simon Keel

Chief Technology Officer

 

Simon Keel is a founding partner and the Chief Technology Officer of Tolomeo Capital. He previously worked at aeris CAPITAL, a large family office where he focused on the areas of risk management and asset allocation. In 2006, Simon Keel was one of the co-founders and Chief Information Officer of swissQuant Group, a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. From 2003 to 2006, he worked at the Measurement and Control Laboratory at the ETH, where he completed his PhD. Prior to that, he was employed as an IT consultant at the global technology consulting group Altran.

 

Simon Keel obtained a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Financial Engineering from the ETH in Zurich.

 

Denis Kubasov

Denis Kubasov

System Engineer

 

Denis Kubasov joined Tolomeo Capital as a System Engineer & Software Developer in 2015. In this function, he is responsible for enhancing and maintaining the internal proprietary trading platform. Before joining Tolomeo Capital, Denis worked as a senior software developer for Source Capital AG in Zug, Switzerland, from 2014 to 2015 and spent three years as a software developer at Société Générale CIB in Paris.

 

Denis Kubasov obtained an MSc in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Moscow State University, an MSc in Financial Markets and Asset Management from CNAM in Paris and a PhD in Informatics from the University of Rennes 1, France.

 

Pietro Maciotta

Pietro Maciotta

Quantitative Engineer

 

Pietro Maciotta joined Tolomeo Capital as a Quantitative Engineer in June 2012. In this function, he is responsible for the company’s mid and back office operations. Before moving to Tolomeo Capital, Pietro Maciotta spent two years at Liechtensteinische Landesbank (LLB), where he was part of the Asset Management team. From 2008 to 2010, he worked in the Equity team at swissQuant Group, a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).

 

Pietro Maciotta obtained a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the ETH in Zurich. His research focused on scientific techniques in signal processing used for the analysis of financial time series.

 

Zoe Russell

Zoe Russell

Director of Sales & Investor Relations

 

Zoe Russell joined Tolomeo Capital as Director of Sales and Investor Relations in 2016. From 2015 to 2016, Zoe headed the Distribution team at alternative asset management firm Trium Capital in London. Prior to this, she worked for over six years at Marshall Wace Asset Management, a global alternative investment manager, initially as an Investor Relations Analyst and latterly as global Head of Investor Relations & Client Services based in London.

 

Zoe Russell obtained a BA (Hons) degree in History from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2007.

 

 

Contact

Zurich Headquarter

Tolomeo Capital AG
Fortunagasse 40
CH-8001 Zurich
Switzerland
Phone +41 555 110 520

London Office

Tolomeo Capital AG
Floor 1
63 St Mary Axe
London
EC3A 8AA
United Kingdom

Phone +44 203 861 6468

News

April 2016

Tolomeo Capital obtains FINMA Asset Manager License

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In April 2016 the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) granted Tolomeo Capital the license as an asset manager of collective investment schemes. This confirms the institutional-set up of the firm and of its investment activities, risk management and corporate governance.

Media article published November 2, 2015

Le Temps | Gestion active ou passive : l’union fait la force

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By Ivan Popovic and Nicolas Mirjolet

La prolifération spectaculaire des fonds de placements dits «passifs» tels que les ETFs au cours de ces dix dernières années s’est accompagnée d’un débat de plus en plus acharné sur la question de savoir si la gestion passive est supérieure à la gestion active

Media article published October 23, 2015

Neue Zürcher Zeitung | Hedge-Funds wenden sich US-Banken zu

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Starke Regulierung macht das Prime Brokerage für Investmentbanken in Europa unattraktiv. Hedge-Funds wenden sich daher US-Banken zu. Das hat unerwünschte Folgen.

Media article published October 10, 2014

Neue Zürcher Zeitung | Hochfrequenzhandel: Wünschenswerte Ausbeutung der Anleger?

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Anleger sind derzeit stets mit Hochfrequenzhändlern konfrontiert, die ihre Order ausbeuten. Dennoch könnte dies unter dem Strich attraktiv für Investoren sein. Die Analyse einer Zürcher Hedge-Funds-Firma.

 

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