Achim Motamedi is the CEO of TAO Alternatives GmbH. He had been actively managing absolute return portfolios for many years. After accumulating nearly 15 years of experience in the financial industry, his principles are rooted in practical risk management techniques. Achim is a certified securities and derivatives trader (Vienna Stock Exchange Academy), a certified financial risk manager, an active member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and a certified Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He completed his diploma studies in banking and finance and his Master‘s degree at the University of Technology in Vienna. For the past 6 year she is active as a part-time lecturer for students of banking and finance in order to maintain a close connection to the academic world. Furthermore, he is the co-author of “The Art of Alternative Investing”, a practice guidebook in the area of absolute return portfolio management.