Savin Team

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Chief Investment Officer

Iain Somers

CIO Iain is continuously identifying and exploiting market inefficiencies within the various arbitrage universes that the Savin Fund operates. This is where Iain excels as demonstrated by his track record at DONE hedge fund where he was also at the helm of all arbitrage strategies.
The search for exceptional talent with drive will be relentless at the fund, hence Iain's quant team will be the fastest growing within Savin.
Managing Partner

Bas Emmerig

Co-CIO and managing partner Bas will work closely with Iain identifying opportunities and providing non quantative input for the diverse set of arbitrage strategies. Bas brings proven equity trading skills to provide an overlay that determines the risk allocations within the various arbitrage and tail-risk strategies.
Bas also has various oversight responsibilities in his managing partner role as well as safeguarding the values and culture of Savin.
Business Development

Erdem Yavuz

Erdem is responsible for AuM growth and investor relations. Interacting with institutional investors has always been at the centre of Erdem's career as investment banker and entrepreneur.
Head of Volatility Trading

Ricardo Westra

Ricardo joined Savin in October 2020 as partner and Head of Volatility trading. Ricardo previously worked at Optiver for 8 years where he became Senior Partner. Ricardo also worked at derivatives boutique DaVinci and is an avid volleyball player.
Ricardo’s primary responsibility lies in the implementation and execution of the fund’s various volatility strategies. Ricardo graduated in 2006 with a master’s degree in Econometrics and lives in Amersfoort with his wife and two children.
Quant Analyst

Raf Cruyff

Raf Cruyff joined Savin in September 2020 as Quantitative Analyst. Previously Raf worked as a part-time Data Analyst at Total Gas & Power. Raf's work is centered around trading options and dual listed shares, and programming new trading ideas in Python.
In his spare time Raf is happiest in the boxing ring. Raf is currently finalizing his masters degree in the field of Applied Mathematics at Leiden University

Dion van Lange

Dion van Lange joined Savin in March 2021 as Trader. During his studies, Dion worked at EY-Parthenon strategy consulting and as a quant at Rabobank. At Savin, Dion is responsible for the execution of trades, development of trading models and researching new trading opportunities. A former youth chess champion, Dion learned at a young age to analyze scenarios and make critical decisions quickly. Dion has a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics with a specialization in financial engineering from Delft University of Technology.

Samir Zamarialai

Samir joined Savin in March 2021 as a Developer. Before joining Savin he worked as a Data Scientist for various companies such as Rabobank and the European Space Agency. His main focus will be centered around further developing the trading environment. He loves to travel around the world and discover new cultures. Samir is currently finishing his masters degree in the field of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Amsterdam.

Multi-Strategy Arbitrage Fund
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