In 2011, Mathias Piardon co-founded an award-winning quantitative, fully systematic, managed futures fund, focusing on Asian markets. Prior to this, between 2009 and 2010, he headed the Asia ex-Japan equity derivatives trading desk for Dresdner in Hong-Kong. From 1999 to 2010, Mathias worked as a senior equity derivatives trader for Calyon in London, Paris and Hong Kong, working on various books such as prop and dispersion trading. He also contributed to various client facing businesses such as structured products, market-making and retail listed products. Mathias has regularly joined panel discussions at asset management conferences. He graduated as Master in Money, Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham in the UK and as DEA of International Economics and Finance, from the University of Orleans in France.