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THE TEAM

Coming from some of the world’s leading financial and investment institutions, the Signet team collectively boasts impeccable credentials. Let’s break that down by division…

SIGNETLEADERSHIP TEAM

Responsible for the governance, management, strategic direction, and control of Signet, our leadership team works in concert with business support functions to ensure smooth day-to-day operational management and integrity.

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Andrew Butler-Cassar
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.

Dmitry Evenko
Dmitry Evenko Senior Partner

Dmitry Evenko has more than 20 years of experience in capital markets. Вetween 2015 - 2018 he was Senior Partner and CEO of Signet Group, specialising in leading investments in global hedge funds focussed on multi-strategy opportunities and total return. In 2000 - 2014 Dmitry was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Marcuard Spectrum, a hedge fund with a heavy Russia/CIS focus. Вetween 1995 - 2000 he was Head of Trading and President of Fleming UCB, the Russian subsidiary of Robert Fleming and Co. Dmitry graduated with an Economics degree from Moscow State University and holds an Executive MBA from Skolkovo Business School.

Nikos Anastasiades
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.

Paul Hansen
Paul Hansen Chief Financial Officer

Paul Hansen is the Chief Financial Officer of the Signet Group. Prior to joining the Group in 2022, Paul was a Partner and the CFO of Odyssey Capital Managers. During this time, he advised on and managed discretionary investments and headed up the finance function for the firm. He has more than 10 years of experience in financial services, including roles as an Equity Analyst, Portfolio Manager and CFO. His work has ranged from implementing polices and procedures for the establishment of the finance function, launching in 2018 and 2020, respectively, and co-managing two Collective Investment schemes, as well as providing key finance support into executive decision-making. Paul holds an Honours Degree in Accounting Sciences from the University of Pretoria, is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and is a CFA charter holder.

Asset Management

Our autonomous investment teams run a range of actively managed, thematic funds. The business is structured to allow them to focus on their portfolios while a best-in-class operational structure works on everything else.

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Anatoly Fedorov
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.

Serge Umansky
Serge Umansky Head of Health Trends

Serge Umansky is a Managing Director of Signet FFF Capital AG. He is a specialist in absolute return strategies with 12 years of experience in numerical analysis in engineering and over 25 years of investment and risk management. From 1977, he headed the research laboratory at the Ukranian Academy of Sciences in Kiev, focusing on numerical analysis and developing numerical models and software for aerospace applications. In 1989, he was hired by the Germany-based EWCO GmbH where he led implementation and support of financial management systems for corporate clients in Central Europe. In 1991, he joined WIR Corporation in the United States where he designed and developed computerised trading models and software tools for quantitative trading strategies. From 1993, he was appointed CIO of New Capital Markets in Washington, DC where he developed investment strategies, managed multi asset funds and designed proprietary portfolio management software. He then moved into a consultancy role with ICG consulting, L.L.C. for international debt restructuring advisory, private equity investments and research. In 1999, he joined Signet Research and Advisory as CIO where he was responsible for portfolio construction and investments selection, risk management, as well as quantitative and qualitative portfolio analysis. From 2016, he co-founded a number of Signet subsidiary advisory companies, Whiteridge Advisor SA in 2016 and Metadvice Limited in 2018. In January 2020, he was appointed CEO of Signet Capital Management Limited and acts as a head of Healthcare Investments team at Signet Global.

Natalia Kovalevskaya
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
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
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
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.

Yifan Shen
Yifan Shen Senior Analyst Quantitative Strategy

Yifan is a quantitative analyst at Signet Global where his responsibilities include researching and deploying systematic investment strategies using mathematical models. Prior to Signet, Yifan was a quantitative analyst at Aberdeen Standard Investments (currently ABDRN), where he worked with systematic equities and macro teams. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Nottingham and a Masters’ degree in Machine Learning from University College, London.

Stiofain Fordham
Stiofain Fordham Senior Analyst Quantitative Strategy

Stiofain is a Quantitative Analyst at Signet Global. Prior to joining Signet, he worked for Intel Corporation in Ireland as an AI engineer working around advanced precision control and virtual metrology, and prior to that as a research scientist for Intel Labs Europe working on time-sensitive networking. He holds a PhD in mathematics from University College Dublin, an MA in mathematics from the University of Cambridge and an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin.

Nicolas Rowe
Nicolas Rowe Head of Risk Management

Nicolas Rowe is the Head of Risk Management for Signet. He has been a quantitative portfolio manager for over ten years, most recently at Winton Capital and WorldQuant where he traded global macro futures and equity market neutral strategies with alphas ranging from intraday to multi-week. He was the CIO at 1OAK Capital where he traded multiple systematic accounts, managed a multi-manager portfolio and built risk management tools. Prior to 1OAK he was a quantitative researcher and trader at GSA Capital. Before joining GSA he was a trader at Societe Generale and FX strategy researcher at JP Morgan. He graduated from Oxford University in Mathematical Sciences and earned his MSc. in Mathematics & Finance at Imperial College, London.

WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Our Wealth Management Team bring the resources, insight and dedication to guide our clients through every step of their wealth management journey.

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Robert Marquardt
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.

Justin Inniss
Justin Inniss Head of Client Relationships

Justin Inniss is Head of Client Relationships for Signet’s Wealth Advisory division with over 20 years of experience in financial services, management consulting, energy and infrastructure investment. Prior to joining Signet, he co-founded Inova Capital in 2018, a commercial multi-family office platform that was absorbed by Signet in 2021. Justin is also the founder of IAM, a boutique management consultancy firm for emerging markets-focused energy, logistics and infrastructure firms. He has also founded and directed a number of multi-family offices across the GCC, Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. Justin also co-founded Cassia, a GCC-based energy and logistics platform which advised external corporate leaders on mergers and acquisitions and project finance initiatives. He began his career working in the middle markets groups of a series of leading investment banks. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s College, St. John’s University, New York.

Harold Alby
Harold Alby Head of Operations

Harold Alby is Head of Operations for Signet’s Wealth Advisory division with over 17 years of experience in operations, financial services, management consulting and family office management. Prior to joining Signet, he co-founded Inova Capital in 2018, a commercial multi-family office platform which was absorbed by Signet in 2021. He was formerly a managing partner at IAM, a boutique management consultancy. In 2015, he launched and led Nyne Holdings, a Singapore-based commercial multi-family office platform, leading strategic planning and business development. Between 2012 and 2015, he ran an independent financial advisory consultancy in New York, working with family offices, small businesses, non-profit organisations and institutional investors. He was previously Managing Director at the BMB Group, a commercial multi-family office of royal families from the Middle East and Southeast Asia, responsible for investor and stakeholder relations. He also led research, communications, marketing and public relations for the firm. Harold holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Edinburgh.

Piers A C Cushing
Piers A C Cushing Chief Investment Officer (CIO)

Piers Cushing is CIO for Signet’s Wealth Management division. He has over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry as a private client investment manager, strategy manager and investment advisor. He specialises in multi-asset class investment management and has held previous roles as the CIO of Dark Star Asset Management, the Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management for Plurimi Wealth, and as a senior investment manager for Barclays Private Bank / Wealth. He is a BSc financial economics graduate from Brunel University, holds the CISI FCSI designation and is a former intelligence officer in the British Army.

Rob Cloete
Rob Cloete Senior Investment Consultant

Rob Cloete is a Senior Investment Consultant for Signet’s Wealth Management division. He has over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry as a private client portfolio manager, strategy manager and investment advisor. He specialises in multi-asset class investment management and his previous roles include Head of Research at Dark Star Asset Management, Head of Client Portfolios for Plurimi Wealth, a senior investment manager for Barclays Wealth and a deals advisory manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Rob holds Honours Degrees in Finance and Accounting from the University of Cape Town, has qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) and is a CFA Charterholder.

BUSINESS SUPPORT

The backbone of Signet, our Business Support Team challenges the status quo by anticipating coming opportunities and fuelling our collaborative spirit.

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Daria Vodyasova
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.

Craig Butler
Craig Butler Head of Operations, UK

Craig Butler has over 15 years of experience in operations, beginning his career at Capita Financial (now Link Services) before moving on to Odey Asset Management. He joined Pensato Capital, a small L/S European equity hedge fund, in 2014 as a senior operations analyst before being promoted to Head of Operations where he was responsible for the operations of the Cayman and Irish UCITs funds. Craig subsequently spent five years at Redwheel as an operations manager following their acquisition of Pensato Capital. Here he was responsible for the middle office, managing a team of five based in London and Singapore. He joined Signet as the Head of Operations, UK in 2022.

William Muirhead
William Muirhead Operations Analyst

William Muirhead is an operations analyst at Signet Global. His responsibilities include oversight of the trade lifecycle and maintaining accurate shadow NAVs. Prior to Signet, William studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol where he achieved both Bachelor’s and Masters’ level degrees.

Vish Shetty
Vish Shetty Operations Analyst

Vish Shetty is an Operations Analyst at Signet Global. Prior to Signet, Vish studied Mathematics at the University of Warwick where he recently graduated achieving a first-class BSc degree.

Sulaha Hassan
Sulaha Hassan Operations Analyst

Sulaha Hassan is an operations analyst at Signet Global where responsibilities include oversight of the trade lifecycle and maintaining accurate shadow NAVs. Prior to joining Signet, Sulaha obtained a first-class honours degree in Economics from Queen Mary University of London.