kinetic mind was founded in 2018 by Dr. Kay Frederik Pilz. He has a background in quantitative finance, statistical analysis and software development of more than 15 years .

Prior to his current position, Kay worked as a Senior Quantitative Analyst for STEAG, the fifth largest German energy provider, for E.ON Energy Trading, one of Europe’s largest energy provider, and for Sal. Oppenheim, an Investment Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Kay developed and implemented pricing and hedging functionalities for exotic derivatives on equities, precious metals and energy commodities. He was also responsible for the development of productively used statistical prediction models employing methods from time series analysis and statistical learning.

Kay graduated in Mathematics from the University of Frankfurt and holds a PhD in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Bochum.
As a Senior Research Associate at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, he worked on a project on hybrid commodity and interest rate modelling, as well as on exotic option pricing in stochastic volatility models. Kay follows the latest research in the areas of quantitative finance and statistical learning, and publishes regularly in peer reviewed journals.