About us

Alpha Centauri is specialized in liquid alternative risk premia and equity factor strategies. Within the investment industry, we are known for our high data quality solutions and risk management capabilities.

10 years of experience and managing up to €3b in assets have helped us to define what we provide today.

Our history

2005 / 2006

Company founded by Wilfried Boysen (former member of the managing board of Tchibo and AMB Generali, member of the supervisory board of Postbank);
launch of „Alpha Centauri Aktien“ fund


First investments in our own factor-based equity strategies (long only & market neutral)

2010 / 2011

Factor-based investments exceed € 300 Mio;
implementation of FIS APT (formerly SunGard APT);
Introduction of REUTERS MQA Point-in-Time, „R“, and FIS APT risk model history;
launch of bond-premia strategies;
11 employees

2012 / 2013

Initial launch of factor-testing and simulation infrastructure;
implementation of market-neutral equity low risk strategies;
€ 2,8 bln. AuM

2014 / 2015

Founder and owner of the company announces retirement for 2015;
MBO by core management and investment team;
strategic reorganization and focus on liquid-alternative products and factor-investing strategies;
Alpha Centauri allures STOXX and FIS (APT) for strategic partnerships


Company rebranded as Alpha Centauri Investment Management;
Alpha Centauri Risk GmbH founded;
Introduction of iSTOXX Europe factor indices by STOXX


Alpha Centauri allures SouthPoleGroup for a strategic cooperation;
„Going Live“ of iSTOXX Europe Market Neutral factor indices;
EUREX introduces first European factor futures on iSTOXX Europe indices;
AMUNDI launches (worldwide) first market neutral factor ETF on iSTOXX Europe Multifactor;
AC Equity Europe Long/Short introduced, DekaBank unveils first certificate on the strategy


AC Equity Europe Long/Short in UCITS-format on LGT platform launched;
AMUNDI win´s several innovation awards (L´Agefi / Global Investor Awards) for the marketneutral ETF
factor strategies exceed 800 mln. Euros for the first time


Vontobel bond on Equity Long/Short strategy issued
Diversified Income Fund launched