Our Team

Meet the team behind Alphacruncher, the cloud platform for scientific research.






Alexandru Popescu

Chief Executive Officer


Alexandru is a co-founder and previously a managing director and investment manager in an asset management company focused on alternative investments. He has a MS from the University of Vienna in Business Informatics and is a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Lugano. His research focuses on data science and alternative investments.




Fabio Trojani



Fabio is a co-founder and professor of finance and statistics at the University of Geneva. He holds a senior chair of the Swiss Finance Institute, is an adjunct professor of Finance at Bocconi University and an on leave professor of Statistics at the University of Lugano. He has been previously a professor of Empirical Finance at the University of St. Gallen. He received a PhD in Econometrics from the University of Zurich and is a co-editor of the Journal of Financial Econometrics.




Till Hornung
Member of the Board


Till is a CEO of a swiss healthcare provider. He was previously CEO of different healthcare companies in Germany and Austria and before that a consultant for economy and business strategy. He received a PhD from the University of Heidelberg in Medicine and a MBA in Economics.



The Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) strives for excellence in research and doctoral training, knowledge transfer, and continuing education in the fields of banking and finance, as befits Switzerland’s international reputation as a leading financial center. Created in 2006 as a public–private partnership, SFI is a common initiative of the Swiss finance industry, leading Swiss universities and the Swiss Confederation.


The SFI Knowledge Center promotes and supports dialogue, information flow, and collaboration between academia and the financial services industry. The center performs an active intermediary role in gathering and disseminating financial knowledge, helping to find solutions to current problems and identify new trends in banking and finance.





Contact us

Alphacruncher AG

Via C. Maderno 24

6900 Lugano



Phone +41 44 585 27 76

Mail contact@alphacruncher.com