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Clark Quay LLC is a Swiss services company dedicated to risk management for small- and medium-sized investment firms. Founded in June 2012, the company aims at bringing together a network of qualified partners, providing its clients with expert know-how covering all relevant aspects of risk management.

Dr. Michael Heintze is the founding partner of Clarke Quay. He obtained his diploma in Nuclear Physics in 1984 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne. Following the completion of his PhD in Applied Physics, also from EPFL, he joined UBS in Zurich and Geneva in 1990 and spent his first years as a fixed-income and equity derivatives trader. He subsequently took over responsibility for implementing UBS’ firm-wide risk management system, in preparation of the bank for the Basle II internal model (value-at-risk) approach. After successful completion of this project, Michael moved in 1998 to the André Group, a major agricultural commodity trading company, as Group Risk Manager. There he was involved with the restructuring of the trading activity and the implementation of a risk-capital based limit system. In 2003 he joined the Alternative Investments Committee of Heritage Bank in Geneva as chief risk officer Alternative Investments. Since 2011 Michael provides risk management services on a consultancy basis.