Chris Seilern


* 38 years skiing and mountaineering experience (climbing, touring, heli/plane, varsity & Swiss cantonal races)

*Modern Political History, Everything Technological, 20th century Art, Travel, my Wife and Children.


To seek opportunities as a senior research analyst in an asset management firm with absolute return equity strategies.

The position I am seeking is one where I can best leverage my experience and stock picking ability.For the last 10 years, I have been producing independent research that has yielded money making, absolute return, investment ideas in the European Technology and Global Telecommunications sectors.

Work experience

Work experience
2007 - Mar 2008

Senior Buy Side Analyst

Brompton Cross Capital

*Launched and managed Brompton Cross London partnership

*Generated investment ideas on both the long and short sides in European Tech and Global Telcos

-Profitably invested and traded emerging markets mobile stocks (Millicom, Bharti, Idea, Reliance)

-Avoided Semiconductor stocks despite the positive consensus and momentum (STM, Infineon, ARM, etc…)

2005 - 2007

Senior Sell Side Analyst

Collins Stewart & Co

*Initiated coverage of European Hardware, Software, Services and Semiconductors stocks

*Authored in depth, independent and conflict free investment research

*Modelled complex company valuations and asset pricing scenarios which resulted in identifying pricing anomalies

*Marketed research product to European institutional clients (long only and alternative)

-Part of initial team that relaunched, rebranded and repositioned Collins Stewart’s independent research product

-Generated absolute return investment ideas with 50-200% upside (Cap Gemini, Ericsson)

-Focused on under researched ideas (Logitech, Balda)

1997 - 2005

Senior Sell Side Analyst

Bryan Garnier & Co

*Initiated coverage of European Software and IT Services research product, including marketing, calls and models

*Companies covered included Nokia, Ericsson, Alcatel, SAP, Infineon, ARM Holdings, Logitech, ST Micro

-Was one of the first analysts to cover European Technology on a Pan European basis

- Successfully completed multiple capital issues ($300Mn+, debt, equity, derivatives) for ActivCard on EASDAQ

1991 - 1997

Co-Founder and Managing Director


Macsimmum was a high end Integrator/VAR and consulting firm in the multimedia, and media content sectors. (Clients included: TF1, Rhône Poulenc, Le Nouvel Observateur, Banque de France, French military)


1987 - 1991


Bachelor of Arts with a major in History of Art (graduated 1 semester early)

1982 - 1987

A and O Levels

Ampleforth College

3 ‘A’ Levels: French, Mathematics, History. 13 ‘O’ Levels.



Information Technology

In depth understanding of major and emerging technologies (AJAX, SOA, XML, HTML, TCP/IP, etc), platforms (Linux, Microsoft and MacOS) and applications (collaboration, messaging, etc…)

Financial Modelling

Complete knowledge of all major financial/office applications (Bloomberg, Reuters, Excel, Visual Basic, etc..,), including extensive complex financial computer modelling and Visual Basic development

Equity Research & Investing

Extensively developed a valuation approach/philosophy rooted in EVA and DCF modelling that yields price implied FCF growth rates and technical indicators (money flow, RSI, MAs, etc…)


Native French, English and German (fully trilingual), proficient Spanish and Italian.