Core Values


We strive to be quality-and efficiency-leader in the domain of quantitative and technology-driven consulting.

We believe that quality consulting must incorporate the know-how of practitioners who intimately know market and products – and have created, traded, and risk-managed them.



We believe that you need to enjoy what you are doing and be passionate about it to truly deliver great results.

Management Team

Our management team has many years of experience in trading complex financial and energy derivatives, in risk management and risk modelling, in data analytics, and in implementing financial and data architectures.

Portrait Sascha E. Engelbrecht

Dr. Sascha E. Engelbrecht

Sascha is managing partner at RIVACON. He previously held a range of management positions in the finance and consulting industry: as Director and Head of the Risk & Analytics practice at Nagler & Company, as Senior Manager in KPMG’s Financial Risk Management Advisory, as Head of Risk Analytics at Dresdner Bank and Commerzbank, and as Head of Data & Analytics at Aspect Capital, a quantitative hedge fund.

Sascha received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, where he subsequently worked as a research scientist in the fields of machine learning and bio-cybernetics.

Portrait Christian Menn

Prof. Dr. Christian Menn

Christian is managing partner at RIVACON and one of the co-founders. Christian previously worked in equity derivatives trading at Sal. Oppenheim Jr. & Cie and DZ BANK – first as a model developer and later as a trader for structured equity correlation and index products.

After studying business mathematics at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) and earning his doctorate at the Faculty of Economics, Christian spent 18 months at Cornell University as a research assistant and lecturer in financial engineering. In 2013, he was appointed professor of Quantitative Methods at the Faculty of Economics at Mainz University of Applied Sciences.