The Akt.io Wealth Team develops the tools used to identify trading opportunities, execute
investment strategies and maximising portfolio returns while minimising risk. To do so, the team applies a variety of tools and technologies, such as machine learning and quantitative analysis.
The goal is to put data-driven decisions at the core of the investment process in order to achieve success in the fast-paced and ever evolving market environment.
Gael ITIER - Chief Executive Officier and Founder :
Gael kick-started his career as an Analyst joining the trail-blazing Equity and Derivatives desk of BNP Paribas in Paris, France. At BNP Paribas, Gael was in charge of supervising advanced operational projects and developed analytical tools within the Investment Banking division of the group. Then onward, Gael's passion for trading coupled with his advanced skills in Computer Science and Mathematics conducted him to set up his own account focusing on sports betting arbitrage strategies. Deploying his own venture in the heart of the European tech valley - Sophia Antipolis, Gael focused on the implementation of new advanced arithmetic models dedicated to arbitrage strategies and high frequency betting. Spearheading a high caliber IT team of Quantitative Analysts to design and improve various alternatives strategies and Quantitative models, Gael focused on FX and Equity Indexes markets implementing modern portfolio allocation methodologies addressing wealthy Individuals. A recognized and award winning professional, Gael notably won the "Talents du Trading" in October 2014, one of the most sought after French trading contest organized and broadcasted by BFM TV. Gael graduated with a Master's Engineering Degree in Science (Major in Computer Science applied to the Financial Markets) from Ecole Polytechnique in Nice, France.
Jean-Yves GUILLOU - Chief Investment Officier & Head of Market Research & Co-Founder :
Jean Yves graduated with a Master's Degree in Financial Markets from Paris School of Business, along with postgraduate studies at Birkbeck College University in London. With a strong passion for financial markets he constructed his first investment portfolios based on his own research during his time at university. Jean joined the sales trading desk at BBSP. The branch was owned by Brevan Howards and provided tailored strategy solutions to institutional grade clients such as Bank of Scotland, BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, Bluecrest or Blackrock. During his time at BBS, thanks to his advanced analytical skills he quickly rose through the ranks and was put in charge of the whole Forex & Emerging Markets Research Desk before being asked to lead the Global Macro Desk. His main responsibility leading the Global Macro Desk was calibrating the tactical elements of the trading strategies provided by the BBS Group Jean Yves first met Gael Itier when they both participated in the trading competition "Talents du Trading" in late 2014. Jean also brings his advanced knowledge in technical analysis to the project in order to develop the Akt.io Wealth department and deploy one of the most sophisticated automated trading systems on the market.
Quentin FONS - IT Quant engineer :
Double Master's degree in Financial Engineering from ESME and Financial Market in ISG. Join as an IT Quant in the company since Juin 2021.
Théo NANCY - IT Quant engineer :
In November 2021, after earning his engineering degree from University of Strasbourg, he joined the company as an TI Quant.