Thomas is an investment professional and an expert in the areas of Equity Research and Alternative Investments. With a focus on hedge funds he brings more than a decade's experience in professional buy-side investment management to IDRC. Besides his financial expertise, Thomas brings network vision, and operational strategy to IDRC. Thomas is based near Frankfurt, Germany.

Thomas holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Mathematics from University of Munich. As a specialist for Statistical Mathematics and encryption systems he brings plenty of experience in practical data security management to the table and also authored a book on block cipher systems.

Thomas holds a CFA Charter and a PhD in Economics from the University of Munich where he was focusing on the calibration of market models with a focus on real estate price predictions. He also undertook research at University of Cambridge and has multiple researches and accolades to his name and is teaching Alternative Investments at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.