Meet Our Team
Founder & CEO
Vinish drives product and strategy at Asset Algo. He has deep industry knowledge in institutional proprietary trading and buy-side technology. He started his career managing private money before his role as an FX derivatives trader with FIXI PLC took him to London and Singapore where he developed trading models with a RoMad > 100. He was then appointed head of eFX for FIXI Dubai where he implemented trading infrastructure digitalisation projects for large corporates in the Middle East. Vinish was a commando officer in the Singapore Armed Forces and a national athlete for Team Singapore.
Vinish holds a Bachelors in Business Management (Finance) from Singapore Management University and an MBA from Manchester Business School.
Founder & COO
Atif develops industry and fund manager partnerships and maintains regulatory oversight at Asset Algo. A senior banker with over 20 years of experience in the financial markets, Atif brings buy-side, sell-side and entrepreneurial expertise to the team. In his long career at State Street Bank, he rose to Managing Director of the Global Markets Division running their Electronic Trading business. Atif has built all-star teams, navigated legal & financial frameworks and turned several loss making concerns into profit centres. He was part of State Street’s currency overlay programme which eventually grew to US$32 Billion.
Atif also founded Matwa Group, an energy, trading and fintech consultancy and private investment group. He has a BSc (Hons) Computer Science – University of Westminster
Founder & CIO
Boris handles big data, portfolio optimisation and artificial intelligence implementations at Asset Algo. Previously, Boris was the Head of Commodities Research for Winton Capital Management where he developed profitable strategies for trading commodities futures and managed a portfolio of over $1.5 billion. As Vice President of AQR Capital, he doubled the fund capacity and raised Sharpe ratio by 10%. His career started as a statistician and commercial buyer for Mars Inc. where he bought palm oil for chocolate manufacturing and performed statistical analysis of hedging strategies.
Boris has a PhD in Theory of Probability and Mathematical Statistics, MSc in mathematics from Moscow state University, faculty of mechanics and mathematics and an MBA from Henley Management College.
Founder & CTO
Duncan manages all the technology needs of Asset Algo. Duncan has over 30 years of experience dealing with software systems as a creator, maintainer and innovator. In 2000, he was appointed Managing Director for Japan and Global Head of Exchange Solutions for Patsystems. In 2010, while also serving as Chairman of the Technology Committee of the FIA Japan, he founded Touch-Fire in Japan, the official technology partner of Asset Algo. He has a diverse range of development experience – from satellite and military communications systems, to GSM mobile phone network development (the first in Europe under Ericsson) and network design. Duncan’s team at Touch-Fire has built matching and clearing solutions for 7 exchanges in Japan and Asia.
Mark spearheads global distribution and drives product feedback at Asset Algo. Throughout a career spanning over fifteen years, Mark has held key positions of Managing Director, Director, Head of Asia and Head of eFX Asia for institutions such as GFI Group and QuantumFX. Whilst domiciled in Singapore, he built the Asian arm of four global brokerages from conception. During his time in Tokyo, he created two FX alternative investment vehicles for a Japanese securities company. Mark then moved into the consulting space, where he assisted hedge funds, banks, financial brokerages and electronic communications networks with their liquidity needs. Mark holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business Management from the University of East Anglia.
Director, Business Intelligence
At Asset Algo, Raja specialises in the deployment of futuristic and experimental technology and champions Asset Algo’s internal business intelligence needs. As an award-winning mathematician, he enjoys solving complex problems, with a professional focus on financial trading and A.I. development. Previously, as Manager of Research and Innovation at Ditto Inc, he theorised a dynamic risk assessment model for the MAS Fintech Sandbox submission and deployed latency arbitrage strategies across multiple trading venues. Raja was an international gamer who eventually found his passion in the financial markets. He holds a BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Economics from London School of Economics and MSc in International Political Economy from RSIS at Nanyang Technological University.