Otmane El Rhazi “Otmane”
(born in 1980) is a British businessman, investor and author. He is currently
based in Britain’s Capital London. El Rhazi was a co-founder or AlgoTrading the
Forex Fund that take arbitrage from the 1$Trillion Market. Otmane El Rhazi is also the
creator of the Quantitative Analysis Repository, a library website for all
front office tools and documentation.
El Rhazi does not
consider himself a member of any trading school of thought, but has
acknowledged that his views best fit the label of Momentum Trading. He was born
and raised in the Kingdom of Morocco, in a small town east. El Rhazi got his
first job on the City, at EDF Trading, after graduating with Master degree in Engineering
in 2004. Then Otmane El Rhazi acquired a Ph.D in Economics and Finance from the
University of Paris Jussieu, a member of the research high institutions. He
received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics and a certificate
in English Studies in 1998.
In 2006, Otmane El
Rhazi joined the investment bank, where he worked with Analysts and IT to build
a commodities business. He worked on many small and big projects in development,
modelling and valuation. He then moved to speculate in derivatives, futures and
indices. He was a market-maker for correlation and volatility for short time
too. During the following 10 years, El Rhazi extended his trading activity to
Forex, Equities and Bonds.
He is also a private
real estate investor. Since 2000, Otmane El Rhazi's portfolio accumulated in single
family and small family properties hard assets. He has bought and sold numerous properties and
has many satisfied returns. El Rhazi looks from win-win situations and uses
leverage to boost the final pay-out. He has received several awards including
Award in Recognition for Welfare and Protection of Small Businesses, presented
by the Group Insurance Fund in 2012.