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London, England, United Kingdom
October 30, 2018

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Founder & Head of Trading

Water Dam Capital – A boutique proprietary trading start-up

Established a successful operation of algorithmic trading on Globex/CME

• Developed a in-house C++ software platform for backtesting (using Level I/II market data) and trading (execution through R API+ from

• Optimized trading strategies using statistical tools (e.g. Monte Carlo simulation, MCMC, Bayesian analysis) with focus on US treasuries and indexes

• Launched a $1.2 million fund, achieving an annualised average return of 9.1% with Sharpe Ratio of 1.1

Jun 2013 –

Sep 17


Managing Director

NorWind – A wind power firm, owned by The Quifel Group, a private equity company

Turned a 40.000 ha farm in Bahia, Northeast Brazil, into one of the biggest wind farms in Brazil

• Led the development of a greenfield wind project with 800 MW capacity in Brazil, from land scouting and acquisition, property regularization, wind measurements, environmental licensing, topographic mapping, preliminary civil and electric studies, turbine selection; business plan and financial modelling

• Successfully qualified 205.8 MW for the 2011 Brazil wind energy auction, a landmark for the feasibility and legal status of the project

• Negotiated and sold the project in September 2012 to a leading European utility for a gross investment multiple of 15x

Apr 2008 –

May 2013


18 Cubitt Apartments,

36 Chatfield Road

London SW11 3SE


• Derivatives Trading

• FX Trading

• Technical Analysis

• Trading Concepts

• Risk management

• Algorithmic Trading

• Statistical Modeling

• Market microstructure

• Creative thinking

• Problem solving

• Analytical thinking

• Project Management

• Startups

• Strategic marketing

• Team Building & Training

• Leadership

MBA – General

Management • The

Lisbon MBA (Nova

School of Business and


Ph.D. & MSc. Chemical

Engineering • Instituto

Superior Técnico, Lisbon

Languages • English

(proficient), Portuguese

(native), Spanish

(working knowledge)

Luis Gonilho



VP of Product Development and Marketing

Tranquilidade Insurance – A leading insurance company Led a team of 21 people; responsible for life and non-life product portfolio; member of Board and Leadership Team

Jan 2006 –

Mar 2008


Regional Director of Sales

Tranquilidade Insurance

Led a team of 184 people from 25 area branches located in Lisbon and centre & south of Portugal, €140 million premium

Apr 2004 –

Dec 2005


Head of Strategic Marketing

Tranquilidade Insurance

Led a team of 5 people. Drive marketing strategy of the company for all client segments (personal and business) and products (P&C, health, leisure and life) distributed through a multi-tiered distribution

Apr 2003 –

Mar 2004


Senior Associate / Project Manager

Oliver Wyman

Led several projects in Financial Services and Telecommunications. Sep 2001 –

Mar 2003

Portugal &




Engaged in several projects in FMCG, Government and Transportation industries May 1998 –

Sep 2000


A seasoned professional and a passioned entrepreneur with endless energy to push ideas and projects forward and deliver results; focused and analytical, with strong leadership and communication skills, performing autonomously and/or collaboratively in rapid-paced, high-pressured environments PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE



Developed in C# a multi-instrument FX strategy based on support and resistance prices, with pairs EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/CHF, AUD/USD and XAU/USD

• Compounded annual return: 15.9%;

• Sharpe ratio: 1,7

• MAR (Jan/12 - Oct/18) = 3.1; Calmar (Nov/15 – Oct/18) = 4.7 Jan 18 –



& UK

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