Our tactical approach to active trading and our disciplined risk management deliver returns that consistently outperform the market. Our commitment to people – both our clients and our team – fosters a culture where relationships are paramount, not just transactional.

Our Story

Malatai has a strong track record that demonstrates our ability to deliver outsized returns and consistently beat benchmarks while minimizing capital at risk.

Our founders don’t come from traditional finance backgrounds, which allows us to bring a fresh and unique perspective to our clients. Our approach combines proven trading prowess, the benefits of integrated coaching, and a vision to build a paradigm-shifting culture.

Our Team

  • Ivonne Dersch

    Ivonne oversees all business operations and development at Malatai. She also provides integrated coaching around trade decisions and portfolio management. Her background is in strategy and analytics, complemented by experience in coaching and talent development. She spent 10 years in strategic planning with the executive teams of Starwood Hotels and American Express, using data-driven analysis to take macro-level strategies from conception to execution.

    She is a certified leadership coach from New York University and has a degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.

  • Matthew Roesser

    Matthew is responsible for portfolio management, risk management and strategy development at Malatai. He is an entrepreneur at heart, having spent 10 years in Europe and Asia establishing a multi-million dollar telecommunications company. During this time he discovered a passion for trading, developing robust strategies in his personal portfolio and refining these at a startup hedge fund in NYC. His entrepreneurial spirit and love of the markets have now come together at Malatai.

    Matt has an MBA in Finance from University of Rochester, Simon School of Business.

Our Strategy

Our event-driven long/short strategy takes a contrarian approach to identify opportunities and leverages the art of high-touch active trading – analysis of technical charts, disciplined hedging, an understanding of market psycho-dynamics and gut instinct.

  • Identify catalysts through proprietary technical models – finding places with upcoming market movement 
  • Develop trade using equities and options, including single stock selection complemented with ETFs
  • Total trading book contains long positions, short positions and macro market hedges


Our belief that we are called to make a positive impact, not just on our investors and employees, but also to our local and global community. To that end, we are proud supporters of A21, donating 10% of our quarterly proceeds to further their efforts to eradicate slavery by the year 2030. To learn more about A21 and the impact they’ve already achieved, read more.

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