Alain Flas worked for ING Financial Markets from 2000 until June 2017. He held several senior Sales position during that time and his last one was Global Head of Structured Investments Sales. Alain was also a founding member and the Chairman of BELSIPA (Belgian Structured Investment Products Association) from 2013 to 2017. Next to his role at BELSIPA, Alain was also Chairman of the Board of the ISIM, the asset management vehicle of ING Group in Luxembourg, from 2013 to end 2016. He began his career as an auditor at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) Luxembourg. Alain Flas holds a Master in Finance from the University of Liège.
Xavier Ducros has over 20 years of experience within the financial industry, having worked for several financial institutions across Europe and Asia. He held several senior positions such as Head of Structuring at Rabobank, Head of Structured Solutions at HSBC and was also in charge of the Structured Derivatives business for South East Asia at Commerzbank. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Paris-Dauphine.
Stefan Hartmann worked for ABN AMRO Bank London as Global Head of Quantitative Analysis advising clients in the US, Europe, Asia and Japan from 2000 until 2010. He has contributed to the publication of over 50 research papers on all aspects of the equity, fixed income and forex. Recently Stefan Hartmann has been advising pension funds and asset management firms on risk premium, long/short equity strategy and global macro products. He holds a Master’s degree in business administration and electrical engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt.
Samir El Abbouni
Samir El Abbouni joined Finvex Quantitative Research team as a quantitative researcher. He conducts research and performs back tests on equity and bond risk premia with a focus on low risk anomaly, value, quality and momentum. In addition, Samir works on the optimization and the rebalancing of all Finvex indices likewise developing a variety of cross asset strategies for clients. Samir holds a master degree in financial markets from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Bradley Phillips joined the Horus group in 2011 as part of the Quantitative Research and Trading team, working on in-house quantitative trading platforms and development of new products. He has been working with Finvex since February 2016. Bradley holds a bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Liverpool and a Master’s Degree in Finance from the Liverpool business school.
Robin Mourembles joined the Quantitative Research team as senior advisor. He is a portfolio manager and trader for HPWMG in Switzerland where he is responsible for systematic investment strategies. He has extensive experience in developing and managing trading strategies based on quantitative research. Robin Mourembles holds a Master’s Degree from Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace and a Master's degree from ESCP Europe.
Kris Boudt is associate professor of finance and econometrics at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Amsterdam, and a lecturer at Datacamp.
Kris Boudt holds a PhD in Applied Economics from KU Leuven. He is an expert in portfolio analysis and has contributed to the development of several smart beta equity indices. He has published his research in the Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Econometrics and the Review of Finance, among others. He has a passion for developing financial econometrics tools in R.
Giang Nguyen is the Doctiris Ph.D. Research Fellow at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (V.U.B) and Finvex. His research focuses on financial risk management and portfolio optimization. He has several publications on balancing performance and risk contributions, the use of high-frequency data and regime switching models for risk-based portfolios.
In addition, he is a contributor of highfrequency package in R. Previously he was responsible for ALM and risk management at Vietinbank and Cement Finance Company. He holds an MBA in International Relations from Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel (H.U.B) in Belgium.