Team

Optimum’s compact and interdisciplinary team, with the core members working together for over a decade, operates out of Mayfair, London.

We have extensive expertise in quantitative investing, unconventional risk and complexity management, radically innovative data treatment and passion for science.

Daniele Cosulich
Partner, CEO

Daniele brings extensive experience of fundraising and fund management with managerial and entrepreneurial skills in different cultures and environments. Former Senior Advisor to Method Investments & Advisory, a boutique investment bank based in London. He was part of the team which created a Eur 16bn Private Equity Coffee Fund to support the strategy of JAB Holdings. Former CFO of Green Comm Racing, the Nautico de Valencia’s challenger of the 34th America’s Cup. Former Executive Director for Octant Capital.

Mr. Cosulich graduated from the European Business School in London with first-class honours and a degree in International Business Administration. He also completed various specialisation courses such as the AIAF Training Course for Financial Analysts (certified by EFFAS). He is member of the “Leader del Futuro” Ambrosetti Club.

Andrea Calandruccio
Partner, CIO

Mr. Calandruccio began his career in Investment Banking, advising on a number of private equity acquisitions and financing transactions in Europe and US and serves as Strategic Advisor to Icon’s Investment Committee. He later joined Marex Spectron proprietary trading team as a senior derivatives trader, developing and implementing several successful statistical arbitrage models. Andrea holds a MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School and is currently pursuing a PhD in Applied Mathematics in the Complexity and Networks Group at Imperial College London.

Duccio Piovani
Senior Advisor in Data Science and Algorithms

Trained in Theoretical Physics and Complex Systems, Duccio holds a master’s degree from La Sapienza in Rome and a Ph.D. from the complexity group at Imperial College London. After his PhD he worked as a Data Scientist, both in academia and in the private sector, with projects on Smart Cities, Fintech and AgTech in London, Paris and Milan. Today Duccio is a Senior Advisor in Data Science and Algorithms and follows Optimum Complexity’s technical progress.

Rocco Piovani
Senior Data Engineer

After graduating at ‘La Sapienza’ University in Rome in Mechanical Engineering, Rocco worked for two years as Data Analyst, studying the impact of Air Pollution Abatement systems in outdoor and indoor environments. Thanks to his knowledge in turbo-machinery he moved to Florence as a Diagnostic Engineer, monitoring Baker Hughes Fleet installed in LNG plants and power plants.

Rayane Bensafia
Senior Analyst

Prior to joining Optimum Complexity Rayane has worked at Meeschaert Asset Management in Paris as Portfolio Manager Assistant, performing credit and convertible bonds analysis and operating daily cash and liquidities of funds. Subsequently, he worked at Leonteq Securities AG in Monaco, managing full client relationship and client requests for primary market trades. With background in mathematics and physics, Rayane focuses on complexity-based portfolio design strategies.

Mr. Bensafia graduated from the EDHEC Business Schoo, majoring in Equity Derivatives, Asset Pricing, Fixed Income, Portfolio Theory and Risk Management.

Jan Glinski, PhD
Senior Advisor

Jan leverages over 30 years of international, hands-on expertise in high-tech business development, P&L accountability, organizational leadership, corporate strategy and alliances. He worked on long-term, senior executive assignments in Europe, Asia and North America.

In September 2018, Jan joined True Global Ventures 4 Plus as an Affiliate. TGV 4 Plus is an investment vehicle targeting exclusively blockchain sector (Blockchain Infrastructure, Financial Services, AI, Entertainment, etc.).

In December 2019, Jan joined the team of Optimum Complexity Ltd, based in London, UK, the first and only company to launch complexity-based investment strategies.

Practicing martial arts since 1970’s and being adept of traditional taijiquan for over 20 years, Jan integrates in his work with clients the centuries-old principles of Winning Without Conflict.