Gerald Banks

Gerald Banks

Founder and Managing Partner

Gerald (also known as “Guerman”) is the founder and Managing Partner of Cipher Technologies, an investment management group with offices in Greenwich, CT.

Gerald was previously a Managing Director of Structured Products at Merrill Lynch as well as Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Since 2009 Gerald has been leading the strategy effort for Altpoint Capital Partners and subsequently for Cipher Technologies.

Gerald’s professional focus has always traded on big ideas, data driven analysis, and robust execution. He loves engaging with and supporting brilliant non-standard thinkers.

He is an expert aviator realizing his childhood dream of being a pilot, and has a penchant for the philosophy of science, as well as for Japanese culture and aesthetics.

Gerald has a Masters in Finance from London Business School, and a Masters in the Philosophy of Physics from Columbia University.