Former Deloitte and EY partner Philipp Keller joins Quantica Capital

14 June 2018 2 min. read
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Swiss asset management company Quantica Capital has appointed Philipp Keller as its new Chief Operations Officer. He joins from Deloitte, where he was a partner.

Founded in 2003, privately owned Quantica Capital is a company that specialises in quantitative investment strategies across asset classes, with a focus on liquid global futures markets and FX forward markets. 

The company, which is regulated and licensed as an asset manager of collective investment schemes by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), recently reshuffled its Board of Directors. New to the team is Philipp Keller, appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO), who brings with him over 15 years of experience, of which eleven were gained in the professional services industry.

Most recently, Keller was responsible for Financial Risk Management at Deloitte in Switzerland. Before that, he was a Partner at EY, and a Member of the Board and Head of Research and Development at the Federal Office of Private Insurance (the arm today is the insurance department of FINMA). Keller, who holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in dynamical systems and numerical analysis, started his career in the actuarial department at Swiss Re Life & Health.

Philipp Keller, Chief Operations OfficerKeller has succeeded Thomas Looser, who stepped down last month after holding the position for nine years. Looser previously worked for Bank Vontobel as Co-Head of Product Development and worked for years for Swiss Re in its investments and alternative asset departments. “We are thrilled to have Philipp on board,” said Quantica Capital CEO Patrick Aregger. 

Alongside CEO Patrick Aregger and COO Philipp Keller in Quantica Capital’s Board of Directors sits Bruno Gmür, the firm’s founder and Chief Investment Officer.

Meanwhile in Switzerland’s consulting industry, AlixPartners recently added senior expert Cornelia Brühwiler to its office in Zurich, while Simon-Kucher & Partners promoted Thomas Hofmann – head of the firm’s Geneva office – to partner level. Hofmann joined Simon-Kucher & Partners in 2011 from German-origin counterpart Homburg & Partner.