Former Investment Banker and Head of Investment Strategy at Man Group joins Fintech PremiaLab


PremiaLab, has today announced the appointment of Mr. Fest as CFO as part of its expansion global expansion. Mr. Fest served as Head of Investment Strategy at Man Group, and held senior positions at Barclays Investment Bank and Mckinsey.

Previously, Mr. Fest was CFO of Fintech Ebury from May 2019 (majority aquired by Banco Santander) and Molo Tech, the UK’s first digital mortgage lender.

Mr. Fest has over 15 years’ investment banking experience in asset management, capital markets and Fintech. He will be responsible for further supporting the firm’s growth in multiple locations across AsiaEurope and the US.

Adrien Geliot, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of PremiaLab said: “We are delighted to welcome Martin to the team. His extensive industry expertise will allow us to further structure our business in multiple locations globally and deploy our ambitious growth strategy.”

The hire follows multiple senior appointements within PremiaLab including John Macpherson former Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, Nomura and Citibank.

Recognized as the reference for data and risk analytics on quantitative strategies, PremiaLab’s capital markets infrastructure is used by leading asset managers, insurance companies and pensions funds to  accelerate their digitalization to enhance performance and risk controls while reducing costs.

Mr. Fest holds an MBA from INSEAD and a diploma in engineering, finance and controlling from Technische Universität Braunschweig.