MDOTM, a fintech startup that uses artificial intelligence to develop investment strategies to support banks, wealth and asset managers, has appointed Axel Maier as Global Business Development Strategist.Maier, who will be based in London, has 24 years of experience in the asset management industry. He worked with very different organisations such as Macquarie Investment Management as Head of Asian Business in Hong Kong and Wellington Management in London and Singapore covering Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He held board positions for regulated business in Germany, Korea, Japan and Hong Kong and his experience includes setting up, developing and executing business development and team build-out strategies in Asia and Europe as well as acquisitions of asset management companies.
His knowledge of the asset management industry will be key in speeding up the international expansion of the Fintech company, which – after the 2018 series A funding – managed a rapid expansion in Europe thanks to its cutting-edge investment solutions that use AI to adapt to the financial markets’ complexity and to the customisation needs of institutional clients.
Maier says: “MDOTM brings a new perspective and drive to the asset management market. It makes AI understandable and makes the usual “black box” transparent for its clients. The creative energy and dedication of the team is captivating and I look forward to helping channeling this to the benefits of our clients.”
Tommaso Migliore, CEO and Co-Founder of MDOTM, says: “I’m really glad that such an experienced professional joined us, fully embracing our values and our mission of supporting institutional investors with our AI solutions. 2020 will be crucial for our growth. Axel’s experience and know-how will be pivotal to strengthen our presence in Europe and to further support the international scale-up”.