Tillmann Sachs, Ph.D.
CIO and Head of Research
Dr. Tillmann Sachs is Chief Investment Officer and Head of Research of J8 Capital Management LLP. He is also the fund manager of the J8 Futures Fund, Executive Director of J8 Umbrella Funds SICAV plc in Malta, and member of the Index Oversight and Maintenance Committee of the J8 CTA Index.
Prior to founding J8 in 2012, Tillmann was a derivatives marketer and product originator for customized rule-based trading strategies with Barclays Capital, UBS, and AIG-FP.
Tillmann earned a Ph.D. in applying artificial intelligence to risk quantification from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, a Dipl.-Ing. in Civil Engineering from RWTH Aachen in Germany, and a M.S. in Construction Management from Hanyang University in South Korea.
Portfolio Management and Systems
Anil Iqbal joined J8 in September 2016 as trader and strategy quant. Prior to J8, he worked 14 years for commodities trading houses EDF Trading and Barclays Capital. During that time as a trading analyst, he was in charge of intra-day trading and transmission optimisation, trade executions on exchanges and FX hedging for European Power & Gas. He also took part in fundamental analysis and modelling combined with desk p&l reporting for linear and non-linear products.
More recently at Barclays, Anil worked in the Treasury department, specifically liquidity risk management, ensuring that the Basel 3 rules were implemented in the funds transfer process.
Prof. Robert Tiong
Research and Index Committee
Dr. Robert Tiong is a member of the Index Oversight and Maintenance Committee of the J8 CTA Index.
Robert is an Associate Professor at the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Deputy Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Systems at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.
Prof. Tiong has published extensively on project financing and financial modelling.
COO and Compliance
Sandy Chu joined J8 and the board of J8 Umbrella Funds SICAV plc in October 2012. She is J8’s Compliance Officer and Chief Operating and Administrative Officer. She holds an Investment Management Certificate.
Sandy has over 18 years of executive management experience in timing and workflow automation in the international shipping industry including Maersk Line and being the owners representative for Team Lines Deutschland GmbH in the UK.
She holds a Bachelor of Business in Actuarial Science from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Distribution and Risk Management
Ian Fridlington joined J8 in January 2017 to support the distribution, compliance and risk management functions.
Ian has over 30 years’ experience in providing investment management solutions for UK and global wealth management businesses, with over 15 years’ experience in alternative strategies. Previously a Partner with private equity firm, CopperTree Capital Management Ltd, Private Client Director, Veritas Asset Management (UK) Ltd and Head of Investment Strategy, Ansbacher & Co Limited, Ian has also held investment and client facing roles within retail and international banking groups.
Ian holds the Investment Management Certificate and is an Associate of the London Institute of Banking & Finance.
Irmin Hauke first joined J8 Capital Management LLP in July 2014 and is a consultant to the company
Prior to J8, Irmin was a Senior Portfolio Manager with Assenagon Asset Management S.A. for 6 years and Financial Engineer, futures and options trader at Bayerische Landesbank for 9 years. He graduated from the University Nuertingen with a Master in Business Administration, majoring in banking, financial management and controlling.