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ABOUT US

Signet combines over 30 years' expertise in asset management and wealth advisory services across the global financial markets, with a profound understanding of investment process and a proven ability to identify solutions for clients and investors.

THE COMPANY

Signet is an asset manager and wealth advisor with broad and comprehensive expertise serving individual, family office and institutional clients globally. We create value for our clients by pursuing outperformance through market cycles and weigh risk versus reward to ensure they’re on the right side of change.

Our team

We are an expansive team made up of many different nationalities. Many of the team come from global financial institutions where they built an unbeatable track record, but joined Signet for a more entrepreneurial, hands on approach.

Experience

We offer an unrivalled investment platform based on decades of experience in portfolio and fund management, risk management, fund strategies in both developed and emerging markets, and the art of wealth management. We strive to build trusted partnerships with our clients to maximise value creation and achieve targeted results.

Global Reach

We have formed partnerships with leading providers of financial services, international banks, fund administrators, auditors and legal advisors.

GROUP OVERVIEW

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Innovative, entrepreneurial and meritocratic culture where employees value the autonomy and difference in the market.

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Committed to aligning our incentives with those of our clients, i.e. putting our money where our mouth is.

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Manages and advises on assets in excess of $1bn through investment fund strategies and individual, tailored managed accounts.

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Transparent sector preferences, currently focused on Information Technology, Health Care, Consumer-Retail, Sports & Entertainment.

Our Ethos

Forward thinking

Sometimes the most attractive opportunities hide in plain sight. Right now, we have identified a range of life-changing, long-run secular themes which we consider hold significant potential for investors.

A sense of purpose

We are not a traditional investment house. Where others take a broad approach, we play to our strengths and focus on in-depth due diligence. And rather than swagger, we prefer to underpromise and overdeliver.

Embrace change

While some investment houses struggle with a changing world, Signet relishes the ‘new order’ brought about by global disruption and the opportunities it brings.

Collaborative

We welcome insights from employees and clients alike, seizing every opportunity to improve our processes, philosophy and strategies.

Staying focused

We filter out market noise, short-lived trends, uninformed opinion and those with an axe to grind. All investment decisions are arrived at by design.

What we stand for

We will never try to be all things to all men. We know our strengths and how to build on them.

Managing the downside

To us, this is equally as important as generating good performance. Drawdowns are not just about potential capital loss, but a loss of opportunity.

Strong foundations

Before making a commitment, we turn over many stones. As long term, high conviction investors — who expect the unexpected — very little tests our patience or resolve.

OUR TEAM

Andrew Butler-Cassar

What I like about working for Signet?

Signet provides a professional playground for talented people to express themselves in a safe and rewarding environment.

Andrew Butler-Cassar

Group Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Butler-Cassar began with Lloyds Private Banking in 1994 as a portfolio manager and client advisor in its UHNW team. In 2002, he moved to the private client division of Williams de Broe, where he oversaw funds grow from £250m to £8b. He was appointed Head of the Investec Private Office in 2014. Andrew joined Brown Shipley Private Bank in 2019, where he created and oversaw the Private Banking Team. Most recently, Andrew worked as Director at The Hottinger Group, where he advised clients and families.

Nikos Anastasiades

What I like about working for Signet?

I love the strong sense of ethical responsibility my role requires, allowing me to contribute to fair and ethical relationships between Signet and its clients and counterparts.

Nikos Anastasiades

Head of Compliance

Nikos Anastasiades has almost 20 years of experience in regulatory compliance function units within the financial markets. He is a holder of an AML Certificate, an Advanced Certificate and a Certificate A1 of the Central Bank of Greece and HCMC, as well as an Equities Trader Certificate (ATHEX). Previous experience includes employment at various compliance managerial positions in listed companies (Lamda Development SA), private banking (Société Générale Bank & Trust) and asset management regulated entities (Argus Stockbrokers Ltd). He is a holder of a BSc in Economics, a BSc in Business Economics and an MA in International Business from the UK. He has extensive experience with a proven track record in regulatory framework with strong expertise in compliance advisory.

Anatoly Fedorov

What I like about working for Signet?

Signet’s culture of entrepreneurship fosters ownership of products and workstreams while promoting the business idea 
generation process.

Anatoly Fedorov

Portfolio Manager Global Leaders

Anatoly Fedorov is a Portfolio Manager and the Head of Equities of Signet Group. Anatoly manages Signet’s global leaders portfolio and has experience working with Long-short Equity and Merger Arbitrage strategies. Prior to joining the Investment Manager in February 2018, he worked as a Vice President at J.P. Morgan in EMEA Diversified Industrials Practice. Here he conducted financial and valuation analysis, execution, project management and due diligence on large scale M&A transactions (for example from 2016: Philips Lighting IPO and SGD Pharma sell-side). Prior to his employment at J.P. Morgan, Anatoly was an equity research analyst at Genesis Investment Management. During his time there, he executed financial analysis, valuation and communication with corporate management for emerging markets.

Natalia Kovalevskaya

What I like about working for Signet?

I love investing in targeted areas of significant innovation in healthcare and in companies that bring novel therapies to the patients that need them.

Natalia Kovalevskaya

Portfolio Manager Health Trends

Natalia Kolvalevskaya has 14 years of professional experience in the financial industry in London, both in investment banking and investment management. Prior to joining Signet, Natalia invested in private healthcare companies in Europe and in the US. She also founded an investment platform for early-stage life sciences ventures supporting medical innovation. She has extensive experience sourcing, originating and investing across early- to late-stage biotech companies both private and public. Natalia started her career at Citi in London in Capital Markets Origination. She then moved on to Global Markets at VTB Capital London, Mizuho International and UBS Investment Bank where her expertise spanned various products and asset classes with a focus on global emerging markets and European institutional investors such as pension funds, hedge funds and real money investors. Natalia holds a BSc in Biochemistry from Imperial College London, MSc Management in Pharma from the London School of Economics and an MEng in Food Engineering from Moscow State University of Applied Biotechnology. Natalia is fluent in English, Russian, Italian, French and has some conversational German.

Tushar Jian

What I like about working for Signet?

Signet provides a strong and stable platform with an attractive culture of open communication, in-depth analysis/debates, integrity and respect as well as recognition of individual ideas which enables teams to deliver consistent long- term outperformance.

Tushar Jian

Senior Analsyt Software

Tushar Jian has 11 years of experience as an equity research analyst with a strong knowledge of analysing financial statements, corporate strategy and industry trends to identify medium- to long-term investment opportunities. He has a strong analytical and quantitative background (MBA from INSEAD, Computer Science from NUS, CFA) which is complemented with around 10 years of equity research experience at Goldman Sachs and the Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Yiyi Jiang

What I like about working for Signet?

The culture of collaboration where we constantly learn from each other and come up with inspirational ideas. It’s Signet’s collective intellect and ambition that truly enables us to achieve far more together than we can on our own.

Yiyi Jiang

Senior Analyst Pharmaceuticals

Yiyi Jiang is an Equity Analyst covering the healthcare sector at Signet Capital Management. Prior to joining Signet in 2021, Yiyi was a Senior Equity Analyst at HSBC Asset Management for more than six years covering Healthcare and Tech sectors in developed markets. Before that, she worked as Equity Analyst at Lombard Odier Asset Management and Strategic Investment Advisors. Following her BA in Finance from Renmin University, Yiyi completed her Masters in Economics from Yale University and PhD in Finance from IE Business School.

Dr Robert Shore

What I like about working for Signet?

Any potential investment typically involves a lot of due diligence behind the scenes – from meeting the executive management teams and digging up research papers in the literature to interviewing KOLs - but the reward of following the subsequent success of the stock is what makes us do it again and again.

Dr Robert Shore

Senior Analyst Biotech

Prior to joining Signet Management, Dr. Robert Shore was lead biotechnology analyst at Redburn, Europe’s largest independent equity research brokerage. This followed several years as a postdoctoral research fellow in molecular biology at Harvard Medical School, where he developed a model for the ZIKA virus through CRISPR gene editing. Robert holds an MSc in Bioscience Technology, a PhD in Neurogenetics from the University of St Andrews’ School of Medicine and is currently an MBA candidate at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School.

Robert Marquardt

What I like about working for Signet?

Being at work is always an enjoyable intellectual exercise. The quality of investment management skills and research is very high and the conversation is always stimulating and thought-provoking.

Robert Marquardt

Chairman

Robert Marquardt was the Founder of the Signet Group of Companies in the early 1990s and is today Chairman of Signet Wealth Management. Robert, as hedge fund CIO, has managed and advised on investment strategy and hedge fund / alternative investment selection globally since 1994. Through Signet’s offices in Switzerland, London and Hong Kong the group managed and advised on hedge fund selection with an asset level in excess of $3.5 billion at the peak. Prior to founding Signet, Robert was the Managing Director of Chase Private Banking in Luxembourg and a Credit Officer of Chase Manhattan Bank in the Middle East during a 12-year career at the Chase. Robert has deep knowledge of the opportunities and risks in different global economic and market environments across fixed income, equity, commodity and currency strategies through different economic cycles and holding structures.

Daria Vodyasova

What I like about working for Signet?

Working at Signet is definitely not boring. We constantly look to improve our products and services and being a small part of this is incredibly rewarding.

Daria Vodyasova

Head of Investor Relations & Client Services

Daria Vodyasova gained an Honours Degree in Economics and Sociology, followed by an M.A. Degree in the Psychology of Personnel Management at the State Education Institution of Higher Professional Education. Today, she heads up Signet’s investor relations and client services, supporting our customers across our full product range.

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