The founder’s group behind INCOS combines a distinctive set of skills, spanning finance, filmmaking, software engineering, and analytics.
INCOS combines nearly two decades of experience each on the buy-side/due diligence allocating to hedge funds, supporting asset managers & allocators as fund administrator, and engineering software across leading financial service companies. The founders have several years of professional film production experience ranging from music videos and animations to corporate advertising campaigns and documentaries. This unique combination of backgrounds offers a meticulous attention to detail, highlighting the team’s analytical and presentation skills, and delivery of professional-quality media results.
The INCOS team’s professional and educational background span finance (Chartered Financial Analyst, Professional Risk Manager, Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance), software engineering (Master’s Degree in Information Technology), and analytics (Doctorate in Biomedical Sciences, Master’s Degree in Information Management, Bachelor's Degree in Law.
Karl has a deep desire to understand clients’ needs and figuring out ways to serve them.
As the leader of the Swiss Financial Services Group (“SFS”), which is a boutique fund administrator specialized in servicing entrepreneurial asset management firms and family offices, Karl has practiced his philosophy for almost two decades. He joined Swiss Financial Services in 2003 as Director of Strategic Projects and became CEO of the Swiss Financial Services Group in 2010. Prior to joining Swiss Financial Services, he worked at Hewlett Packard as a senior consultant for the Financial Services Industry (“FSI”) practice and was the global leader for the FSI Knowledge Management program.
For Karl, Incos.Media epitomizes clients’ service by facilitating asset managers with a superior method to engage with their investors.
Raphael has a passion for developing new initiatives.
His natural curiosity and drive led him from a humble beginning in a 600-person Swiss farming village to the world of finance. He started his career as a banker and discovered the early hedge fund business in 1996. He became a founding member of the UBS prime brokerage business in Zurich, Switzerland and New York. Later he joined RMF, which became part of Man Group, and pioneered one of the first major hedge fund managed account platforms. In his last position, he was the CAO for K2 Advisors, a division of Franklin Templeton (FT), where he was a Member of the Executive Committee, Member of the Operations Committee, and Member of FT's FinTech Opportunities Committee.
Raphael’s career as a hedge fund analyst, covering a range of emerging hedge fund strategies, has spanned over 15 years. It was during this time that the idea for Incos.Media originated.
With Incos.Media, Raphael continues his passion for innovative ideas and simple solutions that add value and adapt to changing times.
Throughout his career, Stefan has combined both his love for movies and storytelling along with his technical expertise.
He strongly believes that technology is a means, not an end to help people focus on what is important: their stories.
Stefan started his career in filmmaking in Zurich, Switzerland, honing his skills during film school and under a traineeship with renowned Swiss director Dieter Gränicher, working on the non-traditional documentary “Ferien im Duett” (premiered at the 2005 Locarno Film Festival). Critically, Stefan learned not only how to guide non-actors to be comfortable in front of the camera, but to convey substantive and thematically relevant stories.
In addition, Stefan honed his technical skills and financial knowledge at the leading global financial companies RMF/MAN (Switzerland), HedgeServ (New York), and PIMCO (New York). For each of these firms, Stefan built large-scale distributed and web-based technology solutions to enable global clients understand both he reasons and stories behind their portfolios’ performance.
Now at Incos.Media, Stefan is merging filmmaking and finance, empowering managers to tell their origin story, motivations, and beliefs to a global audience of allocators through a highly efficient remote recording and production process.
At the genesis of the hedge fund industry in 1993, Thomas was a founding member of the UBS prime brokerage business in Zurich and New York.
He was later a member of the Management Committee for RMF, one of the most successful alternative investment firms in Switzerland, which was later acquired by Man Group, London. For Man Group he was the Head of Global Product Management, leading a team of over 200 employees globally. After retiring from his job as CFO of a large family office in Switzerland, Thomas continues to serve as a non-executive board member for various companies in the real estate and asset management industry.
Daniel has had a distinguished career in television, theatre, directorship, and film acting. In New York City, he has won the Theatre World Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Village Voice's Obie Award for Sustained Excellence. In addition, Daniel has numerous Broadway credits under his belt.
Daniel's television credits include work in the United Kingdom for the BBC; Cheers and Seinfeld, among many others, in the United States. Of all his film credits, the most notable are Big Business and the Academy Award winning Chariots of Fire.