Alexander M. Ineichen is founder of Ineichen Research and Management AG, an independent research firm established in October 2009 focusing on investment themes related to nowcasting and risk management.
Alexander started his financial career in derivatives brokerage and origination of risk management products at Swiss Bank Corporation in 1988. From 1991 to 2005 he had various research functions within UBS Investment Bank in Zurich and London relating to equity derivatives, indices, capital flows and alternative investments, since 2002 in the role of a Managing Director. From 2005 to 2009 he was in the investment committee of Alternative Investment Solutions, a fund of hedge funds within UBS Global Asset Management.
Alexander is the author of two publications In Search of Alpha (October 2000) and The Search for Alpha Continues (September 2001). These two documents were the most often printed research publications in the documented history of UBS. He is author of Absolute Returns and Asymmetric Returns, the two books being his manifesto for active risk management. Alexander has also written several research pieces pertaining to equity derivatives and hedge funds and contributed to several chapters to financial books. In 2008 he wrote "AIMA’s Roadmap to Hedge Funds" which was at that time the most often downloaded document from AIMA's website. A completely revised second edition was published in 2012.
Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Major in General Management from the Universities of Applied Sciences in Business Administration in Zurich (HWZ), Switzerland. Alexander also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM). He is on the Board of Directors of the CAIA Association. His extracurricular activities include skiing, photography, and attempts at abstract painting that he makes public on alexart.ch.