About RISE. Our Story. Our
Roots. Our People.
Founded in 2012, with the premise to develop a systematic, algorithmic driven investment process that generates sustainable
risk-adjusted returns for its proprietary trading activities, the firm quickly started to focus on machine learning and artificial
intelligence methodologies laying the foundations for today’s competitive edge in the market.
With its cutting-edge proprietary investment technology, the firm has been growing steadily. In combination with the multidisciplinary, international team of professionals, an experienced leadership team and entrepreneurial spirit the firm has continued to disrupt traditional asset management.
Stefan Tittel CEO & Co-Founder
Stefan is the founder and CEO of RISE. A highly accomplished serial FinTech entrepreneur with an impeccable track record. The companies founded and led by him were sold for more than $200m. Those include: Sinus Cultur, Quantumrock Capital, Masterpayment AG, Traxpay AG and Crossgate AG.
Michael Morsch CFO
Executive with more than ten years experience as CFO in different technology-driven companies in the financial sector. Michael has worked as a certified executive director for an European licensed financial institution and the stock listed companies T-Systems, SAP AG and Net1 UEPS Technologies. Cofounder of Masterpayment AG and Sinus Cultur.
Meet the RISE Team. A Rich Mix of Highly Intelligent Technical Scientists and Financial Experts.
Stefan Tittel CEO & Co-Founder
Stefan is the founder and CEO of RISE. A highly accomplished serial entrepreneur with impeccable track record. The companies founded and led by him were sold for more than $200m. He previously founded: Sinus Cultur, Quantumrock Capital, Masterpayment AG, Traxpay AG, Crossgate AG. (view more)
Michael Morsch CFO
Executive with more than ten years experience as CFO in different technology-driven companies in the financial sector. Michael has worked as a certified executive director for an European licensed financial institution and the stock listed companies T-Systems, SAP AG and Net1 UEPS Technologies. Cofounder of Masterpayment AG and Sinus Cultur. (view more)
Robert Gold CTO
Highly experienced software architect specialized in complex trading systems and real time data processing systems with high-throughputs. Robert was in charge of the backend architecture of financial.com AG, leading a developer team of highly-skilled experts working on scalable architecture solutions for processing huge amounts of streaming data in real time. (view more)
Fabio Balloni Chief Risk Officer
Fabio works in the Financial Industry since a decade and as Risk Manager at Rise, he works on the development of advanced Risk and Reporting algorithms in order to analyse and monitor the Investments. Prior to Rise, he gained his first experience developing a Risk Management Software for APL Italiana (now Simcorp Italiana SpA). After spending 2 years as a Portfolio Analytics Support Specialist with Factset Datasystems, he moved to the Asset Management as Quantitative Risk Manager by joining Quaestio Capital Management in Milan, Italy. Fabio graduated from the Technical University of Darmstadt with a Master Degree in Physics. (view more)
Victor Bremer Strategic Business Development & Co-Founder
Former JP Morgan Chase and BP commodity market specialist with a long-term experience as a risk and trading analyst on the trading floor of BP. His deep understanding of commodity markets was an important catalyst for RISE's trading models. He has been conducting research for more than seven years into anomalies in commodities price trends. (view more)
Benedict Frauen Head of Global Marketing
Benedict is the Head of Global Marketing of RISE. His vision is to establish RISE as THE leading player in Tech Asset Management. Benedict joined RISE as one of its first employees, heading up the Program Management in which he was instrumental in coordinating the firm’s fundraising activities, and led the execution of several internal and external projects across the organization. Before RISE, Benedict successfully built the working capital business at Masterpayment from scratch to a volume of over 50 million EUR. Moreover, he built multiple ventures across Technology and Beverage sectors. Benedict graduated in International Business Finance from Maastricht University and earned his Master’s in Entrepreneurship from Lund University. (view more)
Dr. Dr. Roman Gorbunov Head of AI Systems
Roman has more than a decade of practical experience in applying machine learning to a very broad range of problems in both academia and industry. Two PhDs in Game Theory and Quantum Chemistry and a Master Degree in Theoretical Physics. His main interests lie in building intelligent systems based on state of the art techniques in Deep Reinforcement Learning. (view more)
Nikolay Nadirashvili Head of Algorithmic Trading
Nikolay has been developing algorithmic trading systems using machine learning in different Russian investment companies since 2008 as a quantitative analyst. Nikolay was responsible for designing statistical arbitrage, options and futures models for indices, stocks and currencies. He has a deep background in machine learning, mathematics, economics and computer science. (view more)
Michael Zeller Head of Institutional Fund Management
Michael has more than two decades of quantitative fund management experience across several different asset classes. He has researched, developed and implemented numerous different systematic trading systems over the years. He has worked for the following asset management firms and institutions: BayernInvest, CM Equity Munich, Corebot GmbH, Lupus Alpha, Credit Suisse. (view more)
Nadine Korehnke Head of Family Office Relations
Nadine spent most of her career in the family office industry working for large financial institutions such as Merrill Lynch in New York and London as well as for Deutsche Bank and Unicredit in Munich. Before joining RISE she built up a single-family office in Munich and worked for a family-owned project developer, being responsible for the equity fund-raising from DACH family offices in the past few years. With 20 years of business experience, she holds a thorough knowledge of the asset management industry and is Series 7 registered at New York Stock Exchange. Fluency in German, English and Italian completes her profile. Nadine finished her Bachelor’s in business and languages in Munich, Germany and holds a Master’s degree in International Economics and Management (MIEM) with a focus on Money, Banking and Finance from SDA Bocconi, Italy. (view more)
Timothy Lloyd Country Head of UK
Timothy heads up the UK business of RISE WEALTH TECHNOLOGIES. In addition to various international positions in Private Equity and Working Capital Finance, Timothy holds a M.Sc. in Finance and B.Sc. in Economics from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and is a Certified Derivatives Trader. (view more)
Didier Mamet International Business Development - MD France
An enthusiastic, dynamic, hands-on senior leader with a long history of achievement in go to market, market entry and international business development. Bringing over 25 years experience working with Global IT, Nasdaq and Fintech markets which spanned France, throughout EMEA and Quebec. (view more)
Koung Tran Head of Software Development
Koung is a Software Developer with more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Before RISE, he worked at leading companies including Masterpayment, financial.com, HypoVereinsbank - UniCredit Bank AG and Honeywell. Koung is an Agile Software Architect and his strengths include software planning, development, realization, quality assurance and deployment procedures. (view more)
Mehdi Sagid Head of Derivatives Trading
Mehdi Sagid is a derivatives trader with considerable experience in EURIBOR & Sterling STIR market making over the past 8 years. Before joining RISE, he was Head of the STIR options desk at Liquid Capital Markets (London). Mehdi graduated in Mathematical Engineering and Quantitative Finance from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (Paris) and earned his master’s degree in Quantitative Finance from University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris. (view more)