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Luis M. Sanchez

Luis M Sanchez

Luis M Sanchez

Luis has over 18 years of experience in the capital markets, where he has been responsible for structuring investments in cumulative notional in excess of 7 bn USD. In his last investment banking job, he held the position of Senior Vice President for Barclays Capital, transitioning from Lehman Brothers after its collapse. At Lehman Brothers, he was a Senior Quant Structurer in the High Yield Trading Group in New York, where he was in charge of structuring and marketing alternative financial products, and arranging new debt issuance of Global Bonds, Credit Linked Notes, Commodity Linked Notes, and Credit Default Swaps for selected governments and corporations. Additionally, he worked with Lehman Brothers’ M&A group identifying potential tax arbitrage structures, and acquisitions in the energy and media sectors. His career has included executive positions at SAGA Capital, a hedge fund advisory firm that he started in 2005; in the Asset Backed Securities, Debt Capital Markets, and the European Structured Products groups of Deutsche Bank in New York and London, and in the Risk Finance division of AIG, where he specialized in pricing exotic instruments such as weather options, catastrophe bonds, intellectual property deals, insurance derivatives, operational risk, and many other deals with long-tail risk. He started his financial career in 1993, as Director of Quantitative Analysis at Parallax Partners LP, a macro hedge fund based in New York, where he was in charge of developing and back-testing quantitative trading algorithms. He was a LASPAU scholar (affiliated with Harvard University) and obtained his MBA from The American University in Washington, DC. He received a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of the Armed Forces of Venezuela. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Advisor (CAIA) candidate (level I approved).Language skills: English, Spanish. Programming skills: Visual Basic, JavaScript, Python, R.

 

Ralf Voellmer

Ralf Voellmer

Ralf Voellmer

Ralf has worked on all major aspects of offshore investment companies for more than twelve years. Eight of those years were at Deutsche Bank in New York, where he worked in the Asset Management Products group and the domestic and offshore mutual funds groups, and helping launch Deutsche Bank’s first hedge fund. He gained experience in Emerging Markets, working with large multilateral financial institutions and sovereigns, developing investment vehicles across a variety of asset classes. Together with the institutional and private banking groups of Deutsche Bank, he tailored structures to meet customers’ specific needs, introduced nontraditional investment products to new groups of clients, and developed novel structures and solutions in on- and off-shore regulatory environments around the world. He has acted as consultant and advisor to clients ranging from large international financial institutions (both public and private), to small, innovative hedge funds. Most recently, he worked with media industry insiders to help develop SAGA Capital’s intellectual property financing model for securitization of film, tv productions, and music royalties – a comprehensive methodology for analyzing and generating profit at all stages of those types of intellectual property assets. Ralf has been a frequent speaker at specialized film financing and media forums in Los Angeles and New York, most recently at the New York Society of Securities Analysts (NYSSA), in their forums on alternative investments. He was a Fellow at The American University in Washington, DC, where he received his MBA in Finance, and also his BA in International Affairs. Language skills: English, German. Programming skills: JavaScript.