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My life before Fisch Asset Management
I qualified from Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur (still known at the time as HTL Winterthur) as an HTL graduate electrical engineer with specialization in telecommunications and information technology. After graduating, my first job was with the UBS in the corporate banking sector where my principal task was software development based on Unix. I then moved to Telekurs Finanz AG where I worked on the financial data model and was responsible in the main for financial derivatives. In parallel with my professional activity, I began MBA studies; that gave me an opportunity to join the Market Risk team at Credit Suisse First Boston. I also worked in that capacity on the data model for financial instruments and wrote pricing tools for plain vanilla options. After completing my MBA studies, I transferred to Private Banking at CS where I was responsible for the development of a new application for the determination of lending rates in the secured loans (Lombard) segment. At the end of 2005, I gave up my job with CS and returned to the study benches. For two years, I worked to obtain the degree of Master of Science in Financial Mathematics at Florida State University. After completing that course, I had an unique opportunity to join Fisch Asset Management.
My duties at Fisch Asset Management
I'm working as an analyst, especially in the quantitative segment for Asset Management. In that capacity I mainly undertake performance analyses, sensitivity analyses and quantitative equity analyses.
When I'm not working, then ...
… I regularly do several kinds of sport. My core disciplines are swimming, cycling and running, for which I train intensively with my wife and occasionally measure my skills with others in a triathlon. This also includes some power training in winter, for which the gym right opposite our office provides a most convenient opportunity. In winter I also like ski touring or cross country skiing, snowboarding and downhill skiing. When I fly to somewhere with warmer climates, my wife and I are keen on windsurfing.
What significance do "fish" have in my life?
I particularly like eating fish. My wife is a very good cook and that is why I'm so fortunate to be able to enjoy beautifully prepared fish meals almost every evening. When I go windsurfing, I also get in contact with fish from time to time as they leap into the sail; but this has not yet caused any serious incidents. Once, I had to make a sharp turn to avoid two dolphins ahead of me.