People Moves: Swiss Hedge Fund Tech Firm Expanding

Swiss hedge fund IT firm, AlternativeSoft, has appointed Sagar Amlani as Quantitative Account Manager and Tatja Karkkainen in Sales for its global market presence.

“With institutional investors bolstering their commitment to hedge funds, minimizing the downside volatility associated with hedge fund returns will continue to take a prominent role in the markets. Solutions that help to keep an eye on downside risk offer great opportunities for growth. AlternativeSoft is well positioned with a robust platform for asset selection and portfolio construction that will enable the firm to prosper in the fund of funds arena. I am delighted to be part of the AlternativeSoft team and am eager to help the company become the industry standard,” said Mr Amlani.

Amlani will be based in London and will provide quantitative support to AlternativeSoft’s global clients and will find solutions to their technical queries. He is also responsible for contributing to the development of models for the AlternativeSoft software.

Karkkainen will also be based in London and will seek to increase AlternativeSoft’s global client presence. Karkkainen will report to Laurent Favre, CEO and founder of AlternativeSoft. Prior to joining AlternativeSoft, Tatja worked in both the institutional sales and marketing teams at Cazenove Capital Management in London.

Miss Karkkainen said, “Having worked with institutional investors and getting to know their myriad of investment processes – I joined AlternativeSoft as I believe they provide fund of fund managers with the tools of the trade. Here we are able to offer a consistent method for fund selection and portfolio construction, whilst still allowing for the manager’s key discretion and decision making.  I am looking forward to working with the cutting edge team at AlternativeSoft in a constantly changing hedge fund industry.”

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