Moritz S. is the founder and principal investment manager of Takahē Capital. He started trading in 1998 and began his professional career as a derivatives trader at HSBC in Germany. Later, he worked for RBS in the UK as well as in the USA, where he was responsible for the bank’s equity derivatives structuring business. In 2012, Moritz co-founded Aquantum, a Munich-based systematic CTA focused on trend following and spread trading strategies. Subsequently, Moritz served as the CEO and CIO of Munich Re Investment Partners, a quantitative asset management firm focused on institutional investment solutions. More recently, Moritz also served as the CIO at Exponential Age Asset Management, a large digital asset fund of hedge funds. He also hosts the Open Interest podcast series on Top Traders Unplugged.
Dr. Moritz Heiden
Head of Quantitative Research
Moritz H. had his first glimpse at the investment world at the start of the GFC and quickly decided to return to university to pursue a PhD in statistics. After grinding through the academic machine and publishing several papers on machine learning and volatility modeling, he completed his thesis on “asymmetry and nonlinearity in forecasting multivariate stock market volatility.” He started his non-academic career at a large German Asset Manager and subsequently moved on to Scalable Capital, Europe’s largest digital wealth manager to spend more time coding and implementing asset allocation strategies. Thereafter, Moritz served as the Head of Quant Research at Munich Re Investment Partners.