Nicholas Verwilghen has become one of the most recognised asset managers in Europe, following a career of over 20 years focused on Asset Allocation, Quantitative Research, Risk Management and Investment Solutions, as well as Hedge Funds.
He is currently a partner in 1741 Group and, as someone responsible for alternative investment funds, he is also CEO of 1741 Distribution Services AG. In his 14-year career at EIM Group (currently listed as LumX Group) where he became President of its Executive Committee, Nicholas steered the Group’s positioning as the leading European institutional provider (mainly to Sovereign Wealth Funds and Pension Funds) of tailor-made investment solutions across asset classes and strategies.
He has also been deeply involved in FinTech as co-Founder and member of the Board of Sentifi Group, a winner of the 2016 Swiss FinTech Award set to become “the next Reuters” for financial markets. Nicholas built its 80-strong big data team and oversaw the operations of the Sentifi Technology Hub based in Vietnam. He is the founder of Deep Signals Ltd, a research start-up based in Hong Kong.
Nicholas holds a PhD (Dr. oec. HSG) in Financial Market Theory from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and an MBA (specialised in Finance) also from the University of St. Gallen.