Head of Research
NIKLAUS MEYER, born in Basel in 1967, has 20 years of experience in risk management. He has proven numerous times that he can convert complex issues in pragmatic solutions and direct trading strategies. His career led him, among other locations, to Basel, London, Singapore and Zurich.
Niklaus Meyer began his career in 1996 at the former Swiss Bank Corporation in Basel as a Risk Management Advisor in the FX trading department. Two years later he moved to UBS London as an option trader within the Quantitative Trading Group. In the year 2000 he moved on to the Financial Engineering Group at UBS Singapore, where he advised institutional clients in Asia and Australia. From 2002 onwards he assumed the role as Team Head Europe for FX structured products at UBS in Opfikon, trading structured products with third-party banks and promoting the offering of white labeling solutions. Within three years he led his team to a successful buildup of this new business segment.
In 2006 Niklaus Meyer moved to Deutsche Bank as Head of Sales and Trading of Foreign Exchange and Commodities in Switzerland. In addition, he and his team covered the whole EMEA region within the private banking division of Deutsche Bank.
In 2011 he assumed the responsibility of building up the FX option trading department at Bank J. Safra Sarasin. A year later he also was given the opportunity to oversee the bank’s entire currency trading division.
Niklaus Meyer is a specialist in quantitative and technical matters. His focus was always directed towards quantitative finance, whether in trading, in advising institutional clients or third-party banks. He repeatedly passed on his experience in risk management directly to clients – as a consultant, in lectures or through the publication of scientific articles.
Niklaus Meyer studied theoretical physics at the University of Basel. In 1996 he received his PhD with a thesis on deterministic chaos in nonlinear scattering systems.
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