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Over 20 years of Asset Management experience. 15 years having been spent at Gulf International Bank in London. Enhanced indexed equity portfolio manager, market-neutral hedge fund manager and prop trader concentrating on passive equity management and developing and managing event-driven and relative value arbitrage strategies. SFA & IMC Qualified

Work experience

Jun 2002May 2008

Portfolio Manager

Gulf International Bank
Enhanced/Indexed Equity Portfolio Manager Relative Value Arbitrage Trader 2004 – May 2008 : Managed two $20mn market neutral prop books, Equity Capital Structure & Quantitative sector pairs. 2002 – May 2008 : Co-manager of $100mn multi-strategy relative value hedge fund with sole responsibility for the management of the market neutral Equity Capital Structure strategy and quantitative sector pairs. 2002 – May 2008 : Responsible for developing and enhancing the US$15bln client equity discretionary portfolios with relative value, index and dividend arbitrage strategies.
Apr 1999Jun 2002

Indexed Equity Portfolio Manager

Gulf International Bank
Enhanced/Indexed Equity Portfolio Manager Managed client discretionary and unit trust portfolios versus MSCI global, EAFE and regional equity benchmarks. Portfolio rebalancing, replication and optimisation techniques, pre/post trade analytics, performance measurement, attribution analysis, managed asset allocation switches for balanced portfolio mandates, new account transitions, yield enhancement trades, index arbitrage, stock lending programme, cash flow management and constructed and maintained Shariah compliant benchmarks. Assisted in the research and analysis of pairs trading and other enhancement opportunities for the hedge fund product and indexed equity portfolios. Set-up a new centralised dealing unit to assist and execute trades across debt, equity, futures, options and FX. Assisted in the business scoping and implementation of Simcorp Dimension investment management software system.
Apr 1994Apr 1999

Head of Investment/Fund Accounting

Gulf International Bank (Formerly Saudi International Bank)
Managed a team of investment accountants producing multi-currency equity, fixed interest and emerging market portfolio valuations, CAPS and WM performance measurement, attribution analysis and general fund manager support. Production of weekly regional unit trust valuations and NAVs. Managed the UAT and implementation of Thomson’s Portia investment management software system.

Investment Accountant

Nikko Asset Management



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