Hi! I am Jérémie Smaga and this page is a little introduction about myself in general, if you wish to have a better understanding of my academic and professional backgrounds.


I studied at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL). From 2005 to 2008, I did my Bachelor in Computer Science where I learnt the theoretical aspects of programming languages, compilers and algorithmic. I then followed a master program in Financial Engineering where I focused my elective classes in behavioral finance (Neuroeconomics) and computerized aspects of finance (Computational Game Theory, Intelligent Agents).


At 17, I created my own company, Agams Enterprise. The company was created to provide websites and administration software to different kinds of customer. One of our main projects was to create an administration software for psychiatrists using the new Swiss billing system Tarmed. For my master thesis, I was hired by 4 Elements Capital where I implemented the algorithmic trading platform and a few systematic strategies in the commodity markets. I am now working as an Investment Analyst at Unigestion, where my main task is to contribute to the quantitative asset allocation in the Family Investment Group.


I was born on March 11th 1986. Literature is yet to be written to find out if my birth was a positive event for the world. And yes, that’s a joke!

As you would probably guess reading my background, I developed a passion for the worlds of finance and computer science. On a more personal note, I am also a big fan of sports. In particular, I follow Manchester United (Football, or soccer – I won’t debate this here, but it’s football…) and Genève Servette HC (Ice Hockey).

I sincerely hope you will enjoy browsing this blog, and if you wish to contact me, you can do so at contact@smaga.ch .

If you wish to look at my CV in more details, you can access my LinkedIn Profile here.

See you around online!

7 thoughts on “About”

  1. hello mate,

    I like your website and your interests are parallel to mine. I am studying CFA and studying Financial Enginering. Keep in touch

  2. Hi Jeremie,
    your blog is very nice.

    I hope that you’ll pass the L3 CFA too.
    I’ve managed to pass it a year ago and it was great relief 🙂

  3. Hi Jérémie – thanks for posting your thoughts on implementation shortfall in the CFA III materials. I found that one of the most vexing and counterintuitive things that I have come across in the materials. It’s nice to know it isn’t just me. Cheers!

  4. Just read through your post about implementation shortfall for CFA l3. It basically cleared up my face palm after trying to read through the institutes material. Appreciate the clear walk through. Good luck with your businesses etc.

  5. Yes, adding my vote for the implementation shortfall post. Was resigned to writing tomorrow without knowing, but your post cleared it up. Many thanks. I will raise a glass to you at 530pm tomorrow.

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