ABOUT SYMPHONY CAPITAL PARTNERS / THE SYMPHONY FUND
Carl Mauritzon has nearly thirty years of portfolio management experience, having most recently been managing partner and CIO at Vertex Capital Management in London. Prior to this, Carl was Executive Director of The Portfolio Advisory and Solutions Group at Lehman Brothers as well as Chief Investment Officer at Dartmouth Capital Partners in London which was later acquired by Lehman Brothers. Carl has also served as Head of Portfolio Management & Research for Spyre Asset Management and was a Senior Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Key Asset Management, London. Prior to this Carl held a number of senior roles in investment bank ranging from portfolio management to proprietary trading. Carl holds a degree from Stockholm School of Economics.
Alistair has nearly 15 years experience in alternative investments, the last several of which have been specifically in the quantitative arena. Alistair previously worked in London for the likes of UBS, Merrill Lynch and a former subsidiary of ED&F Man that managed in excess of $2bn worth of discretionary mandates. More recently, Alistair worked for a systematic CTA / Managed Futures specialist with over $200m in assets under management
ABOUT THE APPOINTED INVESTMENT MANAGER, BRANDYWINE ASSET MANAGEMENT
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ABOUT THE FUND DIRECTORS (NASCENT FUND SICAV Plc):
Dermot S.L. Butler
Dermot Butler has over 40 years experience in the financial services industry. He initially worked as both a stockbroker and market maker on the London Stock Exchange and subsequently as commodity broker and as a principal dealer in commodity options on the London Metal and London Commodity Exchanges, before moving into the alternative investment and hedge fund management and administration business.He was a member of the London Metal Exchange’s Sub-Committees on option regulation, which liaised between the London Metal Exchange, the Bank of England, the UK Department of Trade and Industry and The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”). He has appeared as an expert witness before both Texas Securities Commission and the US Tax Court on the subject of trading options on the London Markets, and has also testified at CFTC hearings, and addressed the American Bar Association, on the regulation of commodity options.In 1986, Dermot Butler became Chairman of McDonnell & Co. (London) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bermudian based fund management group, McDonnell & Co. Ltd., of which he was a founder shareholder. McDonnell & Co Ltd. was one of the first, if not the first, fund management group to totally out-source all of its investment management functions. By the end of 1988, the McD range of six funds had grown to over US$100 million in assets.Early in 1989 Dermot Butler moved to Dublin and established the Custom House Group of Companies, which assists clients in the establishment of specialist offshore alternative investment and hedge funds. As at September 2, 2008, Custom House announced the formal merger of its business with Equity Trust’s fund services business. The primary company, Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd., is registered in Malta and operates through offices in Chicago, Dublin, Guernsey, Luxembourg, Malta, Singapore and The Netherlands.Dermot Butler is a regular speaker at international conferences and has authored numerous articles on the management, administration and regulation of hedge funds. He is a director of a number of companies in the financial services industry, several of which are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange, including Irish regulated funds, organized and/or managed by such companies as, amongst others, Abbey National, BNP Fauchier, Credit Agricole, GE Capital, Payden & Rygel and RAB Capital plc, Bridgewater Associates, Winton Futures Fund.
Aswell as being a Partner of Citation Capital Management Ltd, an FCA authorised company, Richard is a Board Member of OTEKO, the largest independent transporter of oil in the Former Soviet Union. He began his career in 1978 at Compagnie des Metaux Precieux (CMP) and moved to Gerald Metals Ltd. in 1979. In 1980, he became Account Executive at Drexel Burnham Lambert SA. 1983 saw him move to Refco SA Paris as Founding Director and Account Executive. His final appointment from 1989 to September 1999, before his current position was as Managing Director of Refco Overseas Ltd., one of the world’s most influential derivative brokers. During his time at Refco Overseas Ltd, he became Chairman of the International Petroleum Exchange and the Futures Industry Association and a director of the board of the London Metal Exchange Ltd and the London Commodity Exchange.