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    We adopt a hybrid investing approach by feeding
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    *Strategy is instituted through futures, MarketCipher is registered under the NFA as a Commodities Trading Adviser (CTA) and Commodities Pool Operator (CPO)
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    We aim to deliver uncorrelated, positive returns
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    MarketCipher SmartData™ Investment Strategy
    Our System quantifies risk/reward in
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    Our founders have over 40 years of experience on both Wall Street
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About MarketCipher Partners

MarketCipher Partners is a directional opportunist macro investment firm registered with the National Futures Association. MarketCipher was launched by ex-Deutsche Bank trading professionals with 40+ years of experience and institutional pedigrees. Our MarketCipher SmartData™ investment strategy aims to deliver uncorrelated, positive returns across market cycles by integrating proprietary human insights with artificial intelligence.

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Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch Excellence.

- Vince Lombardi -

Meet Our Team

Connect with us to learn how our strategy can help stabilize your portfolio.

  • Abdel Missa

    Founder, CEO and CIO

    • Responsible for management of the company and continuous development of investment strategy.
    • Diverse background in Wall Street (8.5 years at Deutsche Bank) and Silicon Valley. Built from the ground up team of 17 institutional professionals with multi-billion assets. Previously Ran Long/Short fundamental portfolio.
    • Holds MBA from Harvard Business School and Masters' degree in engineering from Telecom Paris.
    • Resource Professor at Jacksonville University.

  • Michael Marrapese, CFA

    Partner, Portfolio Manager

    • Responsible for research, risk management, execution and operations
    • 10+ years of Wall Street experience at Deutsche Bank. Risk managed a multi-billion dollar synthetic portfolio while working with Abdel Missa.
    • Diverse background in equity trading, client service and delta one.
    • Graduated Cum Laude from Butler University. Division 1 collegiate athlete and team captain.

  • Chirf Youssfi

    Partner, Head of Quant Research

    • Responsible for quantitative research.
    • Former head of equity Structuring at Deutsche Bank, head of Structuring and Quantitative Research at Dresdner, Exotic Option trader at Merrill Lynch and Head of Equity Derivatives Quantitative Research at BNP Paribas.
    • Bronze medal, International Math Olympiads.
    • Graduate of Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

Our Culture

We consider our clients true partners. Our culture is defined by our ethics and values. It is based on strong character, creating lasting partnerships, and relentless pursuit for perfection in everything we do.



Why this investment strategy is needed!

Investment Approach

Whereas industry trends are toward employing “Big Data”, MarketCipher has developed unique intellectual property that feeds proprietary investment drivers and relationships into artificial intelligence for optimal decision making.


Risk-Reward Philosophy

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Our experienced team works together for your success

All our experience and resources are at your service to help stabilize the returns on your portfolio.

We partner with you

With our fully-integrated investment strategy, we work together to define the best structure and solution for your investment needs.

We continue to collect new information in pursuit of perfection

We enable visibility on all aspects of your investments including performance, risk statistics, and comparison with the performance of other portfolios

Contact Us

We are here to help you successfully build your investment portfolio. We would be honored to hear from you.