Who We Are:

Ecstatus Capital (UK) Limited, whose offices are in Mayfair, London, conducts regulated activity as an investment advisor to digital asset funds. Our long/short quantitative digital fund was established in 2018. The fund is run by an experienced team of investment and technology professionals who specialise in the digital market. We view digital assets as an exciting emerging asset class, that has significant volatility and therefore opportunity. We aim to earn returns by trading through this volatility, whilst managing risk with the skill and experience of our team to avoid large capital depletions.

Our Team:

Nathan Sage, CEO and Portfolio Manager

Nathan is an experienced fund manager and trader, holding senior positions as CIO, CEO and COO within financial services focused companies for over 20 years. Beyond being an experienced trader, he was the global head of data analytics for a tier 1 management consultancy. He has expertise in big data, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, neural networks and is a pioneer in social intelligence. This expertise in extracting predictive intelligence from data and then being able to apply it to trade execution and risk management, provides a unique capability, agility and advantage to creating advanced AI-based algorithmic trading strategies.

Simon Dix, Group Chairman

Simon has spent the past 25 years building Africa’s largest payment solutions provider, Sybrin Ltd, focusing on providing inter-bank clearing and settlement, EFT, cheque processing, information management and related solutions to central banks and retail banks across the continent. EOH, a JSE listed firm, acquired a 100% stake in Sybrin Ltd in 2013. Simon is an entrepreneur and investor with a passion for digital assets and blockchain- related opportunities, having invested significantly into the space. In particular, he set up a profitable large-scale Bitcoin mining operation in North America in 2013.

Simon Curtis, CTO

Simon Curtis holds a degree in finance and economics from the University of Cape Town. After completing his studies, he began to pursue the CFA Charter whilst taking on a post-trade risk analytics role at Thomas Murray, London. Simon developed an early interest in blockchain technology, having traded significant volumes in the space. With his strong analytical background, he has built up a passion for researching, investing, and trading blockchain assets.

Tom Morgan, Quantitative Research

Tom holds a Masters degree in Exercise Science from the University of Exeter. After graduating, he began a Business Analyst role for capital market data and post-trade risk analytics provider, Thomas Murray. Investing in the blockchain space sparked an interest in the field, whereby his methodical and data-driven mindset could be applied to trading. This subsequently led to him pursuing a career trading blockchain assets full-time. His current areas of interest include algorithmic trading strategies and on-chain analytics.

Simon Reid, Business Development

Simon started as a trader 1992 before taking a position as head of trading with Flemings in 1995. From 1998 he continued Sales Trading with Flemings until J.P. Morgan takeover the group 2002. He then left the industry for 8 years to run a Pan-SADC logistics and distribution. He returned to join Imara in 2010 as Head of Institutional Trading. In 2014 Simon joined Investec heading a new team to expand the firm’s presence to include all African markets in its product suite.