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Bjoern Schwarz CFA CAIA

Employee, Partner & Portfolio Manager, Crossbow Partners AG (Baar, Switzerland)

Zuerich, Switzerland

Skills

Alternative Investments
Asset Management
Asset Allocation
Fondsmanagement
Portfoliomanagement
Investmentstrategien
quantitative Trading Strategien
automated trading innovative investment strategies
quantitative behavioral finance based investment strategies
portfolio management
trading strategies
systematic trading strategies
systematic trading
systematic trading systems
automated trading
automated trading strategies
systematische Handelssysteme
Handelssysteme
execution algorithms
trading algorithms
algorithmic trading
trading system development
quantitative trading
quantitative trading systems
quantitative trading strategies
technical trading
technical trading strategies
technical trading systems
capital markets
stock market
stocks
equities
commodities
currencies
FOREX
FX
bonds
day trading
swing trading
trend following
mean reversion
contrarian
adaptive
adaptive trading strategies
adaptive trading systems
machine learning
neural networks
genetic algorithms
fund setup
hedge fund setup
SIF
SICAV
efficient market hypothesis
market efficiency
market inefficiency
technical analysis
technical indicators
market anomalies
financial market theory
behavioral finance
behavioral biases
investor psychology
market psychology
underreaction
overreaction
herding
momentum
relative strength
risk management
hedge fund
hedge fund strategies
CTA
equity long/short
multi-strategy
asset management
asset manager
wealth management
capital management
investments
investment manager
investment management

Timeline

Professional experience for Bjoern Schwarz CFA CAIA

  • Current , since Jan 2015

    Partner & Portfolio Manager

    Crossbow Partners AG (Baar, Switzerland)

    •Managed fund trading liquid derivatives short-term globally with risk management being integral part •Developed investment strategies grounded on scientific methods combining behavioral finance with rigorous quantitative data analysis (incl. machine learning (AI) concepts) •Launched multi-million US$ fund with clients base consisting of institutional investors and HNWI •Performed business development and analyzed markets as well as industry to expand product offering and client base

  • 6 months, Jul 2014 - Dec 2014

    Partner

    Reppline Capital AG (Zurich, Switzerland)

    Searched, evaluated and negotiated with potential strategic partners to fulfill new regulatory requirements in order to continue previous investment strategy.

  • 1 year and 5 months, Feb 2013 - Jun 2014

    COO & Head of Business Development

    EVENTUS ENGINEERING AG (Zurich, Switzerland)

    •Led restructuring of operational fund set-up to match institutional investor needs and negotiated with external service providers to built new business relationships •Created positioning, brand story, appearance and marketing materials with limited resources •Designed and implemented operational and compliance processes to fulfill legal and investor requirements •Researched additional profitable systematic investment and trading strategies

  • 5 years and 5 months, Sep 2007 - Jan 2013

    Co-Founder

    NAMIRA CAPITAL (Zurich, Switzerland)

    •Defined business strategy and built quantitative asset management firm, launching systematic investment fund •Raised venture capital in several financing rounds, elaborated marketing strategy, engaged with stakeholders and acquired clients investing several million US$ in fund capital •Devised and programmed systematic investment strategies for various asset classes and derivatives •Managed operations, accounting and legal & compliance, gaining insights in cross-functional perspectives

  • 3 years and 2 months, Jul 2004 - Aug 2007

    Portfolio Manager

    Infiniti Capital AG (Hong Kong, Switzerland, USA)

    •Managed global fund portfolios investing in all asset classes (incl. equities, fixed income, real estate, commodities, FX) with AUM 1+ billion US$ •Hired and developed investment team, established investment standards and operational processes as member of investment committee •Analyzed worldwide funds and various emerging markets (quantitative, qualitative & operational due diligence) •Involved in transformation from small family office to globally operating company with AUM 2+ billion US$

  • 1 year, Oct 2002 - Sep 2003

    Manager

    Forsyth Partners (Hong Kong)

  • 3 months, Jul 2002 - Sep 2002

    Intern

    HSBC Bank (Madrid, Spain)

  • 4 months, Apr 2002 - Jul 2002

    Intern

    Merrill Lynch International

    Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Bank Ltd.

  • 4 months, Jun 2001 - Sep 2001

    Intern

    Shields & Company (New York, USA)

    Internship as assistant to Wall Street broker: researched and analyzed stocks.

  • 3 months, Jan 2001 - Mar 2001

    Intern

    PwC Deutschland

    Internship in Financial Services Department: carried out complete audit for various subsidiaries of leasing company.

  • 6 months, Jul 2000 - Dec 2000

    Intern

    Citi

    Internship in Treasury Department: performed daily interbank activities and led liquidity and cash flow management of smaller European branches.

  • 8 months, Jul 1998 - Feb 1999

    Factory Worker

    Daimler AG

    Conducted final controls on electronic systems.

Educational background for Bjoern Schwarz CFA CAIA

  • 1 year and 10 months, Jun 2014 - Mar 2016

    MBA

    University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    General Management • Concentration in Private Equity, Finance and Data Mining.

  • 2 years and 9 months, Oct 2001 - Jun 2004

    Internationale Betriebswirtschaftslehre/ International Business

    Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid

  • 4 years and 9 months, Oct 1999 - Jun 2004

    International business

    ESB Reutlingen

  • 5 months, Mar 1999 - Jul 1999

    Universität Stuttgart

    Courses in English and French philology.

Languages

  • German

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  • English

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  • Spanish

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  • French

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Wants

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financial market theory
behavioral finance
risk management
portfolio management
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