About us

Alpha Centauri is a specialist investment boutique for 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 managing up to €3b in assets have helped us defining what we stand for today.

Our history

2005

Company founded by Wilfried Boysen; launch of first mutual funds; 3 employees

2006

Launch of “Alpha Centauri Aktien” long-only-equity mutual fund

2007

Several equity-market-neutral and absolute-return strategies implemented

2009

Factor based equity investing products; introduction of REUTERS MQA

2010

Ulf Füllgraf appointed CIO; FIS APT implemented throughout the company

2011

Introduction of REUTERS MQA Point-in-Time data and full FIS APT model history. Implementation of “R” as primary programming language. Bond-premia strategies launched; 10 employees

2012

Strategy development infrastructure finalized and applied; low-risk strategies introduced; €2.8b AuM

2013

Use of market-neutral multifactor strategy; 13 employees

2014

Founder and owner of the company announces retirement for 2015; all but one advisory contracts ended by Alpha Centauri; strategic transformation: focus on innovative liquid-alternative products and factor-investing strategies

2015

MBO by core management and investment team

2016

Renamed to Alpha Centauri Investment Management GmbH, foundation of Alpha Centauri Risk GmbH. Development and "going live" of the iSTOXX Europe factor index Family.

2017

Launch of EUREX futures on the iSTOXX factor indices, co-operation with South Ople Group and development of Climate Smart investments