what unites us

We believe in the strength of collective intelligence. The team at 7orca consists of recognised experts with different 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 achievement motivation for our clients’ benefit. 
We want to be a partner to our clients who provides consultation that is independent and free of conflicting interests. This is the only way to implement the best solutions for our clients’ challenging investment objectives.

Bild: Tindaro Siragusano, CEO

Tindaro Siragusano, CEO

As CEO, Tindaro Siragusano is responsible for the strategic orientation of the company and is the first point of contact for our clients. Before founding 7orca Asset Management AG, he was employed at Berenberg for more than 10 years. As Global Head of Asset Management – with more than 70 employees and approx. €17 billion AuM – he was responsible for a strategic reorientation and the successful establishment as a leading currency overlay manager in Europe. He holds a degree in business administration with a specialisation in quantitative methods and has more than 20 years of work experience in quantitative asset management.
Bild: Jasper Düx, CIO

Jasper Düx, CIO

As Chief Investment Officer of 7orca, Jasper Duex is responsible for the development and the implementation of our investment strategies. Together with his portfolio management colleagues and the quant research team he is responsible for the performance of our strategies. Most recently, he was the Head of Overlay and Liquid Alternatives at Berenberg and had the performance responsibility for more than EUR 14 bn. He holds a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance and he has more than 15 years of work experience. 
Bild: Thimo Koch, CCO/CRO/Legal

Thimo Koch, CCO/CRO/Legal

As CCO and CRO, Thimo Koch is responsible for Risk, Legal and Compliance. He has 18 years of work experience with German financial institutions as fully qualified lawyer. Prior to joining the management board of 7orca he worked as Head of Investment Operations being responsible for all middle and back office functions at Berenberg Asset Management. He focuses on Regulatory and Investment Law and holds a MBA of Cardiff University. 

Holger Bang, CFA, Head of Portfolio Management

As Head of Portfolio Management, Holger Bang and his team are responsible for managing our investment strategies. He gained expertise in currency management as well as in quantitative Asset Management working for more than 12 years at German and global financial institutions. Before founding 7orca Asset Management AG he worked as Head of Overlay at Berenberg being responsible for EUR 12 bn. of AuM. Holger Bang holds a diploma in Economics and is a CFA Charterholder since 2010. 

Tom Pansegrau, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager

As Senior Portfolio Manager, Tom Pansegrau is responsible for managing our short volatility strategies. Prior to 7orca Asset Management AG he managed the Liquid Alternatives team at Berenberg with more than EUR 2 bn AuM. He holds a Master in Finance (Financial Engineering, MSc) of the University of Lausanne und is CFA Charterholder since 2013. 

Holger Bang, CFA, Head of Portfolio Management

As Head of Portfolio Management, Holger Bang and his team are responsible for managing our investment strategies. He gained expertise in currency management as well as in quantitative Asset Management working for more than 12 years at German and global financial institutions. Before founding 7orca Asset Management AG he worked as Head of Overlay at Berenberg being responsible for EUR 12 bn. of AuM. Holger Bang holds a diploma in Economics and is a CFA Charterholder since 2010. 

Tom Pansegrau, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager

As Senior Portfolio Manager, Tom Pansegrau is responsible for managing our short volatility strategies. Prior to 7orca Asset Management AG he managed the Liquid Alternatives team at Berenberg with more than EUR 2 bn AuM. He holds a Master in Finance (Financial Engineering, MSc) of the University of Lausanne und is CFA Charterholder since 2013. 

Arne Decknatel, Senior Quant Researcher

As Senior Quant Researcher, Arne Decknatel is responsible for the development of our investment processes. Furthermore, he helps to establish our software architecture and develops trading models mainly for managing currency risks. Before 7orca Asset Management AG was founded, the financial mathematician worked in the quant research department of Berenberg for more than eight years. 

Dr. Ulrich Janus, Senior Quant Researcher

Dr. Ulrich Janus develops our quantitative investment strategies. Before joining 7orca Asset Management AG he headed the Quant Research team of Berenberg. He has seven years of work experience in Finance and holds a PhD in Mathematics. He is responsible for developing 7orca’s machine learning technology. 

Arne Decknatel, Senior Quant Researcher

As Senior Quant Researcher, Arne Decknatel is responsible for the development of our investment processes. Furthermore, he helps to establish our software architecture and develops trading models mainly for managing currency risks. Before 7orca Asset Management AG was founded, the financial mathematician worked in the quant research department of Berenberg for more than eight years. 

Dr. Ulrich Janus, Senior Quant Researcher

Dr. Ulrich Janus develops our quantitative investment strategies. Before joining 7orca Asset Management AG he headed the Quant Research team of Berenberg. He has seven years of work experience in Finance and holds a PhD in Mathematics. He is responsible for developing 7orca’s machine learning technology. 

Dip Mukherjee, CFA, Senior Quant Researcher

Dip Mukherjee supports the Quant Research team in the development of our quantitative investment processes and is responsible for programming the interfaces between our model environment and our trading platforms. 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. Müller, Head of Relationship Management

Sven O. Müller 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

Dip Mukherjee supports the Quant Research team in the development of our quantitative investment processes and is responsible for programming the interfaces between our model environment and our trading platforms. 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. Müller, Head of Relationship Management

Sven O. Müller 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. 

Andre Bode, CFA, Advisory

Andre Bode is responsible for the structuring and covering of our Currency Overlay and Vega Return mandates as Investment Advisor. Before founding 7orca Asset Management AG he worked at BNP Paribas as Senior Global Market Sales. He has more than 10 years of work experience in currency management with global and German financial institutions. Andre Bode holds a diploma in Economics specialized in Money and International Finance and is a CFA Charterholder since 2011. 

Jochen Runze, Head of Business Management

Jochen Runze heads the Business Management at 7orca Asset Management AG. Before that he worked for Berenberg for more than 15 years. He was responsible for the Business Management of about 70 employees on a global basis. He studied Banking Services and Operations at the chamber of commerce and industry (IHK) and holds a degree in Banking Management of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. 

Andre Bode, CFA, Advisory

Andre Bode is responsible for the structuring and covering of our Currency Overlay and Vega Return mandates as Investment Advisor. Before founding 7orca Asset Management AG he worked at BNP Paribas as Senior Global Market Sales. He has more than 10 years of work experience in currency management with global and German financial institutions. Andre Bode holds a diploma in Economics specialized in Money and International Finance and is a CFA Charterholder since 2011. 

Jochen Runze, Head of Business Management

Jochen Runze heads the Business Management at 7orca Asset Management AG. Before that he worked for Berenberg for more than 15 years. He was responsible for the Business Management of about 70 employees on a global basis. He studied Banking Services and Operations at the chamber of commerce and industry (IHK) and holds a degree in Banking Management of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. 

Matthias Krüger, Senior Manager Investment Operations

As Manager Investment Operations Matthias Krüger is responsible for the design and the control of the operational processes ensuring 7orca’s services. Since June 2019, the business graduate strengthens 7orca’s team. Previously, he worked with Berenberg for 12 years, where he was most recently responsible for the Investment Reporting and led a team of four employees.

Silke Blum, CAIA, Head of Marketing and 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 Krüger, Senior Manager Investment Operations

As Manager Investment Operations Matthias Krüger is responsible for the design and the control of the operational processes ensuring 7orca’s services. Since June 2019, the business graduate strengthens 7orca’s team. Previously, he worked with Berenberg for 12 years, where he was most recently responsible for the Investment Reporting and led a team of four employees.

Silke Blum, CAIA, Head of Marketing and 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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