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Systematica bolsters team with brace of senior hires

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Systematica Investments (Systematica), a technology-driven manager focused on a quantitative and systematic investment approach, has made two senior investment hires, the latest step in the firm’s global expansion.

Egon Ruetsche joins as a Research Fellow based in Geneva, while Amine Benamer will become part of the Trading and Execution Team in London. 
Ruetsche, who will work closely with Systematica’s Chief Investment Officer David Kitson, joins from Aquila Capital where he was one of three co-founders of the Systematic Trading Group. Prior to this, he co-founded the quantitative investment manager affiliate of Achievement Asset Management, a US discretionary multi-strategy hedge fund. Ruetsche also spent four years as a Senior Researcher and Portfolio Manager at Man AHL, where he was a member of the Volatility team and jointly responsible for running Man AHL’s volatility arbitrage strategies.
Benamer has been hired to help expand Systematica’s trading of OTC markets and was previously at BlueCrest Capital, where he spent eleven years, latterly as Head of the Equity Derivatives Team. Prior to BlueCrest, Benamer was Head of Trading at RBS and a Trader at Credit Suisse (CSFB) and CIBC.
Both appointments are effective from November 2019.
David Kitson, Chief Investment Officer, says: “Systematica’s product offering has expanded significantly over the last five years and we now offer seven sizeable funds, many of which trade more complex markets. In recognition of this increase in both the scope and sophistication of our business, we have decided to strengthen both our research and our trading and execution teams.”
“Amine has a deep knowledge of OTC markets and is well placed to help us improve our trading capabilities in this area. Egon is a senior researcher with an impressive background and excellent track record in developing and managing quantitative investment strategies. We look forward to working closely with them both as we seek to grow our footprint in a rapidly evolving world.”
As of October 1, Systematica had approximately USD8.2 billion in assets under management across several futures, equity and OTC based strategies in both traditional hedge fund format as well as liquid alternatives.

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