Partner - Geneva, DubaiOmar started his career in Financial Services in 1992 at SBC O’Connor (later UBS). He has extensive experience in derivatives, structured products, alternative assets and FX and Equities. Omar has worked for SBC/UBS, Dune Partners and Goldman Sachs. Omar has an M.A. in Engineering from Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Partner - GenevaSamy started his career in Financial Services in 1996 at JP Morgan. He has extensive experience in asset management, equities, equity derivatives, fixed income and FX trading. Samy has worked in Geneva, New York and Riyadh for JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS. Samy holds a double major in Business Administration and Psychology, as well as a Marketing Certificate from Webster University in Geneva.
Partner, Global COOPaul Feldman
Partner, Global COO - LondonPaul started his career in 1987 at Goldman Sachs. He has broad experience of investment strategy and asset management operations in both multi-manager and single manager fund businesses. Paul has worked for Goldman Sachs, Safra Republic, Buttonwood, Langlade, Bluegold, Andurand, and Volpe Capital. Paul has a B.A. (Hons) in Mathematics and Management Studies from Brunel University.
Client AssociateCaroline Burel
Client Associate - GenevaCaroline started her career in Financial Services in 2006 at Morgan Stanley in Geneva. She has extensive experience with Ultra High Net Worth individuals from multiple jurisdictions mainly supporting relationship managers and investment advisers. More recently, Caroline worked for UBS Wealth Management. Caroline holds a Master degree from the HEC University of Geneva.
Chief Investment OfficerApostolos Katsaris
Chief Investment Officer - LondonApostolos (“Stoli”) Katsaris started his career in 2002 in academia before consulting for Schroders in 2004. He has extensive experience in Alternative Investments and Systematic Risk Premia, focusing on combining qualitative and quantitative investment disciplines. Apostolos has worked for Caliburn Capital Partners and most recently for Albourne Partners, where he was Partner and Head of Dynamic Beta (Systematic Investment Strategies). Apostolos holds a Ph.D. in Finance and a M.Sc. in International Securities Investment & Banking from the University of Reading and a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in International & European Economic Studies from Athens University of Economics and Business.
Partner - GenevaNicolas started his career in 1982 at BAII (later BNP Paribas). He has extensive experience in corporate banking, credit structuring, asset management in long-only and alternative investments. Nicolas has worked in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific for BAII, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup and founded in 2004 NIYASA Capital, a multi-family office in Geneva. Nicolas has an M.B.A. in International Finance from the University of Paris Dauphine.
Partner - DubaiSteve started his career in 1986 at Bankers Trust. He has global management experience from both the investment banking and asset management industry. Steve has worked for Bankers Trust, SBC/UBS, Dune Partners, Albourne Partners, Credit Suisse and BlueCrest. Steve has a B.A. in Law from Downing College Cambridge, where he currently serves on the investment committee.
Quant Investments TeamStamatis Leontsinis
Research Director (Quantitative Derivatives and Volatility Strategies) - LondonStamatis started his asset management career at Fulcrum Asset Management in 2010. He was principal quantitative strategist and portfolio manager of the Multi-Asset Volatility Fund. Stamatis has worked for RWC Partners in 2015 as the volatility and derivatives specialist in the Quantitative Strategies Division, and at the ICMA Centre at the University of Reading. Stamatis holds a Ph.D., and an M.Sc. in Finance from the University of Reading and a B.Sc. in Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business.
Partner - GenevaPhilippe started his career in 1999 at Merrill Lynch International Bank in London. He has extensive experience in wealth and asset management in addition to the real estate and TMT sectors. Philippe has worked for Merrill Lynch, Safe Host, Morgan Stanley and UBS. Philippe has a B.Sc. in Computer Systems Engineering from Boston University as well as an M.B.A. in International Management from HEC University in Geneva.
Investment DirectorSabrina Tazi-Riffi
Investment Director - GenevaSabrina started her career in Financial Services in 1997 with JP Morgan. She has extensive experience in Active Portfolio Advisory working with private clients as well as family offices. Sabrina has worked for Morgan Stanley and UBS. Sabrina holds a Masters in Banking and Finance from HEC University in Lausanne.
Partner - LondonBojan started his asset management career at Axa Rosenberg in 2001 where, as institutional sales director, he spent six years building the European institutional client base. Bojan has more than 15 years’ business development experience covering both institutional investors and consultants. He has worked for Axa Rosenberg, BlueCrest Capital Management and CQS. Bojan holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Economics from London School of Economics.
Vice ChairmanMohamed Sammakia
Vice Chairman - DubaiMohamed started his career in Investment Banking in 1975 at Citibank Jeddah. His experience spans foreign exchange, fixed income, real estate and private equity. Mohamed has worked in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and London for Citibank, UBS and InvestCorp. Mohamed holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Alexandria University.
Investment AssociateNour Tassabehji
Investment Associate - DubaiNour started her career in 2008 at Generation Alfa in Geneva. She has extensive international experience in wealth management, strategy and business development. Nour has also previously worked for Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, advising ultra high net worth individuals. Away from finance, Nour was a senior commercial manager for Parfums Christian Dior in the MENA region. Nour holds an MBA from INSEAD, a B.Sc. in Economics from Royal Holloway College, London, and an M.Sc. in Investment Management from Cass Business School in London.
Senior ManagerKarl Abdelnoor
Senior Manager - DubaiKarl started his career in Financial Services in 1998 at FIDUS Groupe Société Générale. He has extensive experience in wealth and asset management, as well as corporate and investment banking. He has worked at Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Banque Saudi Fransi. Karl has a B.A. in Public Administration from the American University of Beirut, an M.B.A. from the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires and a Masters in Finance from the George Washington University.
Head of RiskRichard Tyte
Head of Risk - LondonRichard started his career in financial services in 1997 at Credit Suisse, where he was a Director in the Prime Services Risk function, responsible for margin lending to hedge fund clients. Richard then joined CQS where he was responsible for the risk management of a number of hedge and long only funds, across multiple asset classes. He has extensive experience in market, counterparty and liquidity risk management. Richard holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Clare College, Cambridge.
Senior ManagerRabih Mahfouz
Senior Manager - DubaiRabih started his career in Financial Services in 1997 at ABN Amro Bank (Switzerland). He has extensive experience in wealth and asset management as well as in estate planning. Rabih has worked for Merrill Lynch International, Citigroup Private Bank and Bank Vontobel. Rabih has an M.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Geneva.
Partner - LondonLeila started her career in 2004 at BlueCrest Capital as Head of Client Services where she spent six years developing the Client Service team and managing global client relationships. She then joined CQS as Global Head of Client Service where she was responsible for creating and managing the dedicated Client Relations and Client Communications teams, working with existing and potential investors globally. Leila holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Business (majoring in Finance) from the University of South Australia, graduating with Dean’s Merits.
CTO & Head of TradingJames Horrocks
Chief Technology Officer & Head of Trading - LondonJames started his career in 1994 at the Banque Nationale de Paris in London. He is an experienced global multi-asset trader and trading technology specialist. James has also worked for Société Générale, JP Morgan, DRKW, Man Group, Fulcrum Asset Management and Iceberg. James has a B.A. in Economics from Sussex University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics and Finance from Bristol University.
Systematic TraderAnthony Gallard
Systematic Trader - LondonAnthony started his career in Financial Services in 1998 at DST International. He has extensive experience in Execution trading, optimization, research and development. Anthony has worked for HSBC Investment Bank, Merrill Lynch, GLC Ltd and Iceberg. Anthony has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Information Systems from the University of Leeds.
Quant Investments TeamAthanasios Bolmatis
Head of Quantitative Investments & Strategies - LondonAthanasios started his investment career at Fulcrum Asset Management in 2006, leading quantitative research in alternative beta/risk premia strategies. He oversaw their quantitative products and was a member of the risk committee. Most recently, Thanos was Partner and the Head of the Quantitative Strategies Division at RWC Partners. He has held research positions at the University of California in Los Angeles and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Thanos holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA and a B.A. and M.Sc. in Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business.
Investment Director, CFAManon Duez
Investment Director, CFA - GenevaManon started her career with Morgan Stanley Investment Banking division in London, spending two years covering the European Retail and Luxury industries, advising on Mergers & Acquisitions / IPOs. She then joined MS Private Wealth Management in July 2012, providing advisory services to High Net Worth Individuals in Geneva. Manon holds a joint M.Sc. in Finance & Strategy from Sciences-Po Paris and the London School of Economics, with a major in International Political Economy and a B.A. exchange at NYU Stern School of Business. Manon is a CFA® charterholder.
Office ManagerJessica Reilly
Office Manager - DubaiJessica started her career in Financial Services in 2013 at Acuma. She has extensive experience in office management, executive administration and human resources. Jessica has worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Etihad Airways and Aviva. Jessica has a Certification in Human Resource and Recruitment and completed her studies in Plunket College, Ireland.
Partner - DubaiFaysal started his career in Financial Services in 1989 at Chase Manhattan Bank. He has extensive experience in investments, corporate strategy, and M&A. Faysal has worked for Bankers Trust, UBS, the Middle East Capital Group, the National Commercial Bank (NCB) and the Savola Group. Faysal has a B.A. in Economics from DePauw University and has completed graduate and executive programs at the University of Chicago and INSEAD. He is a member of the Market Technicians Association.
Operations & CompliancePaulina Mulone
Operations & Compliance - GenevaPaulina began her financial career in 2000 at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in New York, managing portfolio risk and exposure through credit default swaps for the Investment Banking Division. Paulina then joined GoalQuest, a software company, where she was VP of Operations for five years, responsible for all day to day functions of the company, including finance, legal, HR and IR. She then worked for Sucafina, a coffee trading firm, based in Geneva. Paulina holds a B.S. in Finance from Boston College.
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PartnerAlvaro Mira Blanco
Partner - GenevaAlvaro started his career in financial services in early 2002 at ABN Amro. He has extensive experience in the emerging markets, fixed income, equity, commodities and derivatives. Alvaro has worked for ABN Amro, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Bank J. Safra Sarasin covering institutional and ultra high net worth clients. Alvaro holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from European University.
Office ManagerCeline Everton
Office Manager - GenevaCeline started her career in Financial Services in 2009. Her operational experience includes technology, office management and administration, marketing and recruitment. Celine has worked for companies such as COFRA, Standard Chartered Bank and Edmond de Rothschild. Celine graduated from the University of Caen in France with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Foreign Languages.
Office ManagerEmma Johansson
Office Manager - LondonEmma Johansson started her career in Financial Services in 2011 at Trans-Fast Remittance (London) Ltd and has extensive experience in back office operations, administration and compliance. Emma has an ICA Diploma in Compliance awarded in conjunction with the Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.
Partner (CdR Hollander) - MiamiCarlos started his career in the financial markets in 1989 at Citibank. He has experience in Fixed Income Trading, Hedge Funds and Asset Management, as well as oversight in the Family Office arena. Carlos has worked for Cargill, Bear Sterns, Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank and Guggenheim Partners. He is one of the founding partners of Hollander Asset Management in Brazil and in the US. Carlos has an M.B.A. from University of Minnesota, USA.
Partner (CdR Hollander) - São PauloRodrigo started his career in the financial markets in 2008 at GWI Asset Management. He has experience in Strategic Consulting and Buy-side Analysis. Rodrigo is one of the founding partners of Hollander Consultoria in Brazil since 2009. He has an M.A. in Economy from IBMEC, Brazil and a B.A. in Engineering from ITA, Brazil. Rodrigo is a Registered Financial Analyst (CNPI) and Registered Investment Advisor in Brazil.
Office ManagerPatricia Wada
Office Manager (CdR Hollander) - São PauloPatricia started her career in accounting in 2002. She has extensive experience in accounting, quality control and compliance and back office operations. Patricia has worked for Absolute Granite & Marble and Syndool Industria Quimica. She has a Degree in Business Management and Accounting from FGV, Brazil.
Partner (CdR Hollander) - MiamiVinicius started his career in the financial markets in 2002. He helped found Hollander Asset Management, where he is currently the Chief Compliance Officer and a Registered Investment Advisor. Vinicius has a B.B.A. in International Finance and Marketing from the University of Miami. He is also a Registered Investment Advisor (Series 65) and certified in Advent Axys and Advent Performance Reporting.
Back Office OperationsEdson Nascimento
Back Office Operations (CdR Hollander) - São PauloEdson started his career in the financial markets in 1994. He has extensive experience in Treasury and Asset Management. Edson has worked for Banco Crefisul, Banco Sul América Scandinavian e SulAmérica Investimentos. He has a B.A. in Economics from University Paulista – UNIP, Brazil.
Partner (CdR Hollander) - São PauloRodrigo started his career in 2013 at Hollander Consultoria in Brazil. He has experience in Economics, Derivatives, Quantitative Analysis and Strategic Consulting. Rodrigo holds a B.A. in Economics from the Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil.
Marketing & DesignStephanie Saunders
Marketing & Design - GenevaStephanie brings with her over 15 years of marcoms experience to the team. Throughout her career she has provided both large and small businesses with marketing, communication and design consultancy with a particular focus on print and web design, and social media. In her spare time she is a volunteer firefighter for the City of Geneva and has a B.A. in Visual Communication from the HEAD in Geneva.
Contributor - LondonAndy started his career as a financial journalist in 1995 at the Financial Times, where he held a number of senior roles including editor of FT Weekend. He is currently a UK-based writer on investment, finances and business, and has authored several research reports on alternative finance for organisations including the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ Global Forum for SMEs. Andy is also associate editor and investment columnist for Prospect, and was named Personal Financial Journalist of the Year in the 2012 Wincott Awards. Andy has a B.A. in English from Oxford University.
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