Who we are

Move partners with wealth managers, private banks and insurance companies that want to optimize their value chain processes, refine their current value proposition and expand their client base. 

We provide advanced technologies to empower your teams and resources at every stage of the wealth management journey: from the initial idea to placing investments and beyond.

Our strengths lie in bringing together digital technologies and specific expertise in the areas of economics, finance, investment products, systematic trading and risk management – all within one coherent system.

 

Company History

Our Vision

Our vision is to continuously deliver the best value propositions for end-clients. We want to achieve this by revolutionizing the wealth management industry from front to back through digitalization. To help achieve this and continuously grow our business, we will continue to establish meaningful partnerships with financial institutions who share this vision.

Founders

- The people behind the idea -

Mika Kastenholz

Mika worked as a trader at Credit Suisse in London and Zurich for many years. He also lectured on derivatives trading at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.

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Mohammed Alaoui 

Mohammed is a passionate trader with a career in finance spanning 20 years. He worked for major banks in London, Frankfurt, Paris and Zurich.

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Focus Areas

Natural Language Processing

Our Natural Language Processing team is responsible for building Move’s ontology and making sense of the vast amount of content our systems receive daily. Our focus is on the niche market of financially relevant information. We strive to make the most meaningful connections that serve as the basis for investment decisions.

Innovation Lab

Our Lab team is in charge of experimentation and innovation. It uses exploratory data analysis to apply rapid testing methods and works on prototypes for future features and products. The Lab team consists of experienced computer scientists and traders with expertise ranging from particle physics to trading to social networks.

Development

Our Development team consists of experts in data analysis, algorithm development and coding for front- and back-end applications. All of these professionals had extensive development experience before joining Move. The majority have PhDs in science and a background in finance – including high-frequency trading.

Business Design

Our Business Design team forms the link between the product and clients. They fine-tune the offering to client needs and accompany product rollouts. Their focus is on training, relationship building and communications. They also transform client feedback into product/UX improvements. The team combines expertise in economics and management with solid technical backgrounds.

System Administration

Our experienced System Administration team builds, maintains and secures our IT infrastructure. We own our entire infrastructure and do not use services that cannot be integrated locally. All data and hosting is located exclusively in Switzerland and regularly undergoes rigorous security checks.

The Move Team in Numbers

40

professionals

We currently have 40 full-time employees with expertise in finance and technology.

16

countries represented

Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Morocco, Colombia, USA, Austria, Poland, Israel, Ireland, Netherlands, Bulgaria, France, Romania, Hungary and Belarus.

10

PhD graduates

Our experts have a strong academic background. We have 10 PhDs, 26 Masters and 3 Bachelors between us.

10

years

 We have a seasoned team of experts with 10 years of professional experience (average).

9

Finance professionals

from top-tier banks, including Credit Suisse, UBS and Morgan Stanley. 

3

Technology professionals

from leading tech firms, including Google and Amazon.

7

Trading professionals

from high-frequency proprietary trading boutiques.