Portfolio Management is independent from Compliance and Risk Management. Our success is driven by people.
Portfolio Management, Sales, R&D
Tillmann Sachs, Ph.D.
Chief Investment Officer, Head of Research, Founder
Dr. Tillmann Sachs is Chief Investment Officer, Head of Research and Founder of J8 Capital Management LLP.
Prior to establishing J8 in 2012, Tillmann originated structured derivatives solutions and focused for customized rule-based trading strategies with Barclays, UBS, and AIG.
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 systems quant. Prior to J8, he worked 14 years for commodities trading houses EDF Trading and Barclays Capital. During that time, 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 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
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.
Senior Consultant, Origination
Irmin Hauke first joined J8 Capital Management LLP in July 2014 and is a senior consultant to the company on portfolio management, new products, and origination.
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.
Compliance, Risk Management
Chief Operating, Finance, and Administrative Officer
Sandy Chu joined J8 in October 2012. She is J8’s Chief Operating, Finance, and Administrative Officer.
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 an Investment Management Certificate from the CFA UK and a Bachelor of Business in Actuarial Science from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Compliance Oversight, MLRO, Chief Risk Officer
Ian Fridlington joined J8 in January 2017 as risk manager and to carry out the compliance function.
Ian has over 30 years experience in providing investment management solutions to 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 with Veritas Asset Management (UK) Ltd and Head of Investment Strategy at Ansbacher & Co Limited, Ian has also held investment and client facing roles within retail and international banking groups.
Ian holds the Investment Management Certificate from the CFA UK and is an Associate of the London Institute of Banking & Finance.
Chief Technology Officer
Gregor Gromer joined J8 in February 2020 as Chief Technology Officer to oversee IT and Infrastructure. Gregor has over 15 years of experience in Software Development, Application Support and IT Management for the Financial Industries.
In his work at IBM, Gregor has established exceptional service delivery to leading banks and insurance companies in the city and across Europe. Gregor holds an MBA of the Robert Kennedy College in Switzerland.