Finreon and education

As a spin-off of the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Finreon is very interested in a close exchange between education and practice. In addition to the capstone project of the HSG, Finreon employs several students who study at different universities and colleges in Switzerland and can gain practical experience at the same time.

The HSG Capstone Project is a course that HSG students take at the end of their bachelor's degree. Students with a finance specialization work in small groups on practical problems for leading companies in the asset management industry using the methods and theoretical content of the Bachelor's program. In doing so, they are guided by the lecturer of the respective capstone project. The students present their results to the practice partner and prepare them in media form. In the final report, they describe and reflect on their approach and the results.

Capstone Project 2021

Finreon, under the guidance of Dr. Ralf Seiz, CEO of Finreon and lecturer at the University of St.Gallen, accompanied the students from February to May on the following topics:

  • Innovative macro-based investment strategies (Winner Team)
    Supervised by: Dr. Alexander Gruber, Head of Economic Research and Advisory & Lecturer University of St.Gallen (HSG)

  • Systematic small cap investment strategies
    Supervised by: Dr. Christian Vial, Head of Innovation & Research

  • Innovative fixed income solutions for the current low interest rate environment
    Supervised by: Benjamin von Haase, Head of Risk Control & Multi Asset

Dr. Alexander Gruber, Finreon AG

"Our students did a great job! My group did an excellent market analysis and successfully developed a prototype of a promising investment strategy based on their findings. It was extremely fun to work with the team!"

Dr. Ralf Seiz, Finreon AG

"I am impressed by the commitment and the results, which were produced by the students in a short time. It's important that we build this bridge between practice and education."


"Our solutions are systematic and characterized by clear, structured and comprehensible concepts."

Career at Finreon

Finreon is expanding and is continuously looking for new employees, both in the area of development of new asset management solutions, as well as in business development. We offer you the opportunity to actively contribute your acquired skills to the development and sales of new and existing solutions and to quickly take on responsibility.

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