Team

We believe in the strength of collective intelligence. The team at 7orca consists of recognised experts with complementary skill sets. Having worked together as a trusting team for many years we have an extensive market network.

We combine this with great innovative strength and determination to achieve for our clients’ benefit. 


As their partner, we advise them independently and free of conflicts of interest. Only in this way can we succeed in implementing the best solutions for the demanding investment goals of our clients.

Bild: Tindaro Siragusano, CEO

Tindaro Siragusano, CEO

As CEO, Tindaro Siragusano is responsible for planning and implementing the strategic direction of 7orca. In addition, he heads the Client Office, where all relationship-related activities are bundled. The graduate in business administration with a focus on quantitative methods has over 20 years of experience in quantitative asset management. Before founding 7orca, he held management positions at HypoVereinsbank and Berenberg. At Berenberg, as Global Head of Asset Management, Tindaro Siragusano was most recently responsible for the strategic realignment and successful establishment of the business area.
Bild: Jasper Duex, CIO

Jasper Duex, CIO

As Chief Investment Officer, Jasper Duex is responsible for the development and implementation of the investment processes and has overall responsibility for performance and implementation. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance, he gained almost 20 years of experience in quantitative asset management, among others at HypoVereinsbank and HSBC. Most recently, he was head of department for overlay mandates and total return strategies at Berenberg.
Bild: Thimo Koch, CCO/CRO/Legal

Thimo Koch, CCO/CRO/Legal

As CCO and CRO, Thimo Koch is responsible for Compliance, Risk and Legal. The fully qualified lawyer specialises in investment and supervisory law and looks back on more than 20 years of experience at German financial institutions. Prior to his appointment to the Board of Directors of 7orca, he was Head of Investment Operations at Berenberg Asset Management and responsible for the middle and back office, among other things. Thimo Koch holds an MBA from Cardiff University.

Holger Bang, CFA, Head of Portfolio Management

As Head of Portfolio Management, Holger Bang has the team responsibility for the investment and risk management solutions. He looks back on more than 14 years of professional experience in both currency management and quantitative asset management at German and international financial institutions. Before the foundation of 7orca, he was Head of Overlay at Berenberg. Holger Bang holds a degree in economics and is a CFA charterholder.

Tom Pansegrau, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager

As Senior Portfolio Manager, Tom Pansegrau is responsible for the management of 7orca’s volatility strategies. He has more than 10 years of professional experience in quantitative asset management and has worked for Robeco, Metzler and Berenberg, among others. Previously, he managed option-based investment solutions as Head of Liquid Alternatives at Berenberg. Tom Pansegrau holds a Master in Finance (Financial Engineering, M.Sc.) from the University of Lausanne and is a CFA Charterholder.

Holger Bang, CFA, Head of Portfolio Management

As Head of Portfolio Management, Holger Bang has the team responsibility for the investment and risk management solutions. He looks back on more than 14 years of professional experience in both currency management and quantitative asset management at German and international financial institutions. Before the foundation of 7orca, he was Head of Overlay at Berenberg. Holger Bang holds a degree in economics and is a CFA charterholder.

Tom Pansegrau, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager

As Senior Portfolio Manager, Tom Pansegrau is responsible for the management of 7orca’s volatility strategies. He has more than 10 years of professional experience in quantitative asset management and has worked for Robeco, Metzler and Berenberg, among others. Previously, he managed option-based investment solutions as Head of Liquid Alternatives at Berenberg. Tom Pansegrau holds a Master in Finance (Financial Engineering, M.Sc.) from the University of Lausanne and is a CFA Charterholder.

Jens Juergens, Senior Portfolio Manager

Jens Jürgens has a degree in mathematics and is Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for managing 7orca’s overlay strategies.
He has more than eight years of extensive experience in quantitative risk management with a focus on currencies, which he has applied in consulting and most recently as Head of Corporate Risk Management of the Aquila Group.

Moritz Stephan, Portfolio Manager

Moritz Stephan is Portfolio Manager, responsible for the management of our volatility strategies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international business and is expected to complete his master’s degree in finance in 2020. Previously, he worked in the Derivatives Product R&D at Eurex, in Cross Asset Research at Commerzbank and in Private Banking at HSBC.

Jens Juergens, Senior Portfolio Manager

Jens Jürgens has a degree in mathematics and is Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for managing 7orca’s overlay strategies.
He has more than eight years of extensive experience in quantitative risk management with a focus on currencies, which he has applied in consulting and most recently as Head of Corporate Risk Management of the Aquila Group.

Moritz Stephan, Portfolio Manager

Moritz Stephan is Portfolio Manager, responsible for the management of our volatility strategies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international business and is expected to complete his master’s degree in finance in 2020. Previously, he worked in the Derivatives Product R&D at Eurex, in Cross Asset Research at Commerzbank and in Private Banking at HSBC.

Arne Decknatel, Senior Quant Researcher

Arne Decknatel is a Senior Quantitative Researcher responsible for the design of 7orca’s quantitative investment processes. He supports the development and programming of the software architecture and creates trading algorithms specifically for currency management. With a degree in finance and business mathematics, he looks back on more than 14 years of professional experience in the development, optimisation and automation of investment and risk management processes at renowned financial institutions. Before the foundation of 7orca, Arne Decknatel worked in Quant Research at Berenberg. 

Ulrich Janus, PhD, Senior Quant Research, Principal Technology Officer

Ulrich Janus, PhD works in Quant Research on the development of quantitative investment strategies. The mathematician with a doctorate has many years of experience in the financial sector and is responsible for the development of 7orca’s machine learning technology. He is also responsible for all technological processes of the company and their further progression. Previously he was head of the Quant Research team at Berenberg.

Arne Decknatel, Senior Quant Researcher

Arne Decknatel is a Senior Quantitative Researcher responsible for the design of 7orca’s quantitative investment processes. He supports the development and programming of the software architecture and creates trading algorithms specifically for currency management. With a degree in finance and business mathematics, he looks back on more than 14 years of professional experience in the development, optimisation and automation of investment and risk management processes at renowned financial institutions. Before the foundation of 7orca, Arne Decknatel worked in Quant Research at Berenberg. 

Ulrich Janus, PhD, Senior Quant Research, Principal Technology Officer

Ulrich Janus, PhD works in Quant Research on the development of quantitative investment strategies. The mathematician with a doctorate has many years of experience in the financial sector and is responsible for the development of 7orca’s machine learning technology. He is also responsible for all technological processes of the company and their further progression. Previously he was head of the Quant Research team at Berenberg.

Dip Mukherjee, CFA, Senior Quant Researcher, Senior Portfolio Manager

In his role as Senior Quant Researcher, Dip Mukherjee is jointly responsible for the development of our quantitative investment processes and programming the interfaces between our model environment and our trading platforms. Additionally, he serves as Senior Portfolio Manager for our currency overlay mandates. Prior to that he worked for Goldman Sachs where he was in charge of the development of various trading applications. Dip Mukherjee holds a Master in Money and Finance and a Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering

Sven O. Mueller, Head of Relationship Management

Sven O. Mueller and his team are responsible for the management and the establishment of customer relationships. He has more than 20 years of professional experience with strategic oversight of large corporate clients and institutional addresses. Sven O. Müller worked for renowned financial institutions in Germany and abroad. He worked intensively with the founders of 7orca Asset Management AG in the field of quantitative risk management and investment solutions at Berenberg. He completed his studies in Germany and the USA with a diploma in business administration. 

Dip Mukherjee, CFA, Senior Quant Researcher, Senior Portfolio Manager

In his role as Senior Quant Researcher, Dip Mukherjee is jointly responsible for the development of our quantitative investment processes and programming the interfaces between our model environment and our trading platforms. Additionally, he serves as Senior Portfolio Manager for our currency overlay mandates. Prior to that he worked for Goldman Sachs where he was in charge of the development of various trading applications. Dip Mukherjee holds a Master in Money and Finance and a Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering

Sven O. Mueller, Head of Relationship Management

Sven O. Mueller and his team are responsible for the management and the establishment of customer relationships. He has more than 20 years of professional experience with strategic oversight of large corporate clients and institutional addresses. Sven O. Müller worked for renowned financial institutions in Germany and abroad. He worked intensively with the founders of 7orca Asset Management AG in the field of quantitative risk management and investment solutions at Berenberg. He completed his studies in Germany and the USA with a diploma in business administration. 

Julia Kuehn, Sales Support

Julia Kühn as Sales Support is responsible for sales and marketing assistance. Prior to this, she was Junior Project Manager in the medical technology industry and in charge of event organisation in marketing. Since March 2019, she has also been studying business administration. 

Jochen Runze, Head of Business Management

Jochen Runze is the Head of Business Management at 7orca, the first point of contact for all external service providers and responsible for liquidity planning as well as financial and balance sheet accounting. He has nearly 20 years of professional experience at renowned financial institutions. Previously, he was responsible for national and international business management at Berenberg. Jochen Runze holds a degree in banking management (IHK) and has completed further training in banking management at the HfB Frankfurt.

Julia Kuehn, Sales Support

Julia Kühn as Sales Support is responsible for sales and marketing assistance. Prior to this, she was Junior Project Manager in the medical technology industry and in charge of event organisation in marketing. Since March 2019, she has also been studying business administration. 

Jochen Runze, Head of Business Management

Jochen Runze is the Head of Business Management at 7orca, the first point of contact for all external service providers and responsible for liquidity planning as well as financial and balance sheet accounting. He has nearly 20 years of professional experience at renowned financial institutions. Previously, he was responsible for national and international business management at Berenberg. Jochen Runze holds a degree in banking management (IHK) and has completed further training in banking management at the HfB Frankfurt.

Matthias Krueger, Senior Manager, Investment Operations

As Senior Manager, Investment Operations Matthias Krueger is responsible for the design and the control of the operational processes ensuring 7orca’s services. The business graduate looks back on more than 15 years of professional experience at recognised financial institutions and is an expert in performance and risk measurement. Previously, he was responsible for investment reporting at Berenberg.

Silke Blum, CAIA, Head of Marketing & PR

As Head of Marketing and PR, Silke Blum is responsible for the company and the product marketing as well as the press activities of 7orca Asset Management AG. Prior to that, she was with Aquila Group where she was in charge of positioning and promoting the group’s investment and structuring services in alternative investments intended for institutional investors. This graduate in business administration has over 10 years of experience in product management with international asset managers and is a CAIA charterholder.

Matthias Krueger, Senior Manager, Investment Operations

As Senior Manager, Investment Operations Matthias Krueger is responsible for the design and the control of the operational processes ensuring 7orca’s services. The business graduate looks back on more than 15 years of professional experience at recognised financial institutions and is an expert in performance and risk measurement. Previously, he was responsible for investment reporting at Berenberg.

Silke Blum, CAIA, Head of Marketing & PR

As Head of Marketing and PR, Silke Blum is responsible for the company and the product marketing as well as the press activities of 7orca Asset Management AG. Prior to that, she was with Aquila Group where she was in charge of positioning and promoting the group’s investment and structuring services in alternative investments intended for institutional investors. This graduate in business administration has over 10 years of experience in product management with international asset managers and is a CAIA charterholder.
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