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.

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

2007 - 2009

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

2010 / 2011

Implementation of FIS APT (formerly SunGard APT)-risk model;
Introduction of REUTERS MQA Point-in-Time, „R“, and FIS APT risk model history;
launch of bond-premia strategies

2012 / 2013

Initial launch of factor-testing and simulation infrastructure;
implementation of market-neutral equity low risk strategies

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- 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 SOUTHPOLE´s Climate Solutions Team (today part of ISS ESG) for a strategic cooperation


iSTOXX Europe Market Neutral-, iSTOXX USA factor indices and
EUREX European factor futures on iSTOXX Europe indices introduced;
AMUNDI ETF on iSTOXX factor index;
Equity Europe Long/Short went live; DEKA Bank unveils first certificate on the strategy;
Climate whitepaper presented at New York Climate Conference

2018 / 2019

First implementation of Long/Short strategy in a UCITS fund;
VONTOBEL issues certificate;
AMUNDI win´s several innovationawards (L´Agefi / Global Investor Awards) for ETF

2020 - 2022

Cooperation agreements with various investment banks regarding Climate Smart strategies;
Climate Smart Long/Short launched