Team

Saidler & Co. was founded in 1999 by Mr. Martin Saidler. Today, the firm employs professionals around the world in a variety of disciplines who apply our forward-looking vision, entrepreneurial spirit and leading investment expertise to deliver significant long-term value for our firm and partners.

Saidler & Co. employs over 30 highly experienced professionals in their dedicated areas of expertise. Our team includes software developers, data scientists, researchers, analysts and relationship managers.

Martin Saidler, Founder & Owner

Martin Saidler is the founder and owner of the Swiss investment firm Saidler & Co. Mr. Saidler is a Swiss citizen and resides with his family in Zug, Switzerland.

Severin Ruegger, Partner

Severin Jan Rüegger co-founded Sandbox Network (2007), a global network for talented young professionals and emerging leaders below the age of 30 across 100 countries, and Solosso (2009), an international ecommerce company, which was later acquired by a Swiss retail chain. Previously, Mr Rüegger invested in and co-founded a social commerce venture in South East Asia, which was acquired by a stock market listed company in 2011. He published a book on market-entry strategies in the Chinese banking market in 2009 and was named founder of the week by the Financial Times in 2010. Mr. Rüegger has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Gallen and a Master’s degree in Management from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Saidler & Co. Investment Management LLC

Luca Toscani, Chief Operating Officer

20 years of experience as an executive, entrepreneur and investor in Europe, U.S. and Asia. Formerly, a Partner and Chief Operating Officer at TPRV Capital, LP, a Harvard endowment spin-out focused on relative value investments. Started his career in London at Bear Stearns equity arbitrage desk, before moving to Medici Capital Management to manage a $250MM StatArb portfolio; eventually became a partner of Keating Investments, a boutique merchant bank, where he co-founded and co-managed a merchant-banking fund and spearheaded expansion into China. M.S. in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business; B.S. in Economics and Quantitative Studies from Venice University, Italy.

Jonathan Man, CFA, Director/Portfolio Manager

Formerly, Digital Asset Markets trader at Celsius Network. Established DeFi desk and oversaw expansion of DeFi portfolio. Responsible for portfolio of DeFi governance tokens and market neutral strategies such as futures/spot arbitrage and exchange arbitrage trades. Contributed research pieces as independent analyst to Messari, a leading digital asset research portal. Before Celsius, spent 17 years at CIBC Capital Markets as part of the Real Estate Finance group. Responsibilities included trading commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and fixed income and credit derivatives, CMBS securitization, cash flow modelling and pricing. Bachelor of Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Wendy Beer, Independent Director of the Board

Principal of Danesmead Partners. Formerly, Managing Director and head of Wells Fargo Prime Services’ Business Consulting Group, and held roles with Credit Suisse and Salomon Smith Barney. She also was a senior attorney in the SEC’s Enforcement Division and has held legal roles in Furman Selz and Lehman Brothers.

Brad Cowdroy, Independent Director of the Board

Principal of Danesmead Partners. 20 years of experience working with hedge funds, fund of funds and private equity funds across different alternative investment strategies. Specific expertise within fund administration, accounting, valuation, investor communications and regulatory risk management.