OQAM Adds Board Muscle

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Malmö-based quantitative asset management firm OQAM welcomes two new Board members: Michel André, CIO at EQT-owned Banking Circle, and Daniel Leveau, Head of Investor Solutions at SIGTech.

“We are excited to announce two new members to OQAM’s Board of Directors,” writes OQAM in a press release. “We are thrilled to welcome them to our team and very much look forward to working with them as OQAM enters its next growth phase where their experience and knowledge will be invaluable.”

“We are thrilled to welcome them to our team and very much look forward to working with them as OQAM enters its next growth phase where their experience and knowledge will be invaluable.”

Michel André

Michel André is currently the CIO of EQT-owned cross-border payments infrastructure platform Banking Circle. He has more than 20 years of experience as an architect and technical leader in the financial services industry, having worked with internet trading platforms, exchange technology, Direct Market Access (DMA) broker networks, real-time risk management, information distribution and other areas. André’s previous employers and customers include NeoNet, Swedbank Markets, OMX Technologies, Stockholm Stock Exchange, Nordea Markets, Saxo Bank, among others.

Daniel Leveau

Daniel Leveau, meanwhile, is an experienced senior manager in the finance industry, with previous roles as CEO, chairman at asset management companies and Partner at a Swiss Private Bank. Leveau joined Wegelin & Co. in Switzerland in 2001, where he contributed to the founding and development of its asset management division. The asset management division was spun off into 1741 Asset Management in 2012. During 2013 and 2015, he was acting as the CEO of 1741 Asset Management. Since 2016, Daniel has been offering consultancy and advisory services to asset management firms, wealth management firms and banks. Assignments include Senior Investment Strategist at IPM – Informed Portfolio Management and Head of Investor Solutions at SIGTech, where he is currently responsible for SIGTech’s strategic initiatives to asset owners.

“I am thrilled to announce that I have been appointed Chairman of the Board for the quantitative asset manager OQAM.”

“I am thrilled to announce that I have been appointed Chairman of the Board for the quantitative asset manager OQAM,” Leveau writes on LinkedIn. “I very much look forward to working closely with OQAM’s founders Andreas Olsson and Thorbjörn Wallentin, as well as with my fellow independent board members Michel André and Liselott Lading to realise OQAM’s vision.”

OQAM is managing multi-strategy systematic hedge fund ia launched in late 2018. The systematic vehicle, which Olsson describes as an algorithm-based human hedge fund, advanced 11.2 percent during 2020 after booking a gain of 2.2 percent in the turbulent first quarter of the year. ia edged down 2.8 percent in the first half of 2021.

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Eugeniu Guzun serves as a data analyst responsible for maintaining and gatekeeping the Nordic Hedge Index, and as a journalist covering the Nordic hedge fund industry for HedgeNordic. Eugeniu completed his Master’s degree at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2018.

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