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Agustin Lebron, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Essilen Research

Interview with Agustin Lebron, Managing Director, Essilen Research

“People emulate how their leaders think and act. If you seem never to change your mind, if you institute a hierarchical culture where people only speak up when they’re sure they’re right, those are the people you’re going to get. In a competitive undertaking like trading, the best ideas have many parents. The image of a lone genius sitting in a corner dreaming up profitable strats is, in 2020, just wrong. Leaders who participate as equals with their team reap the benefits of that collaborative culture”

Alberto Furger, CEO, READ Enterprises Holding

Interview with Alberto Furger, Founder, Amara Holding Ltd

“Whoever comes up with an idea must present a business case to the team that lays out how the idea aligns with the strategic objectives of READ based on factual argumentation, i.e., data-driven research. The business case is then circulated and discussed within the team”

Dennis van der Veen

Interview with Dennis van der Veen, CEO & Founder, Hamster

“I’m a people person and I care about my team and the individual members. That means in good times and in bad times. I’m a strong believer of reciprocity. Give and take. I give individuals and teams a responsibility and trust. If they can handle that I’m easy on people if they can’t perform on their normal level because of circumstances.”

Dr. Walter Tonetto, Co-CEO, Nusantara Trust

Interview with Dr. Walter Tonetto, Founder and CEO, Nusantara Trust

“Burnout should be staved off if at all possible. It’s better to take frequent breaks and be productive than to burn the candle at both ends. Different individuals will desiderate different remedies, so being sensitive to individual needs (without getting burdened by micromanagement) is always to the fore”