Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Arpad Busson

    Executive Chairman

    Mr. Busson is a French citizen and the Executive Chairman of the Company. In the 1980s, Mr. Busson began raising assets for a number of hedge fund managers who have since risen to global prominence. In 1992, Mr. Busson founded the EIM Group in order to provide tailor made solutions to the growing institutional market for hedge funds and built the EIM Group into one of the leading players in the industry. Mr. Busson was invited as an industry expert on a number of panels, including regulatory bodies, and is a founding member of the Alternative Investment Management Association. Mr. Busson is also actively engaged in extensive charitable work, in particular as a founding trustee of ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) and many others.

  • Tiberto Ruy Brandolini d'Adda

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Brandolini d’Adda currently serves as Chairman of Exor S.A. (Luxembourg) and is also a member of the Board of Directors of YAFA S.p.A. He is a General Partner of Giovanni Agnelli e C. S.a.p.az. and Vice Chairman of Exor S.p.A., the company formed through the merger between IFI and IFIL Investments. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Fiat S.p.A. for 10 years and now is a member of the Board of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.). Mr. Brandolini d’Adda is a graduate in commercial law from the University of Parma. He gained his initial work experience in the international department of Fiat S.p.A. and then at Lazard Bank in London. He subsequently was appointed Assistant to the Director General for Enterprise Policy at the European Economic Commission in Brussels. He also served as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of the Exor Group (formerly Ifint). Mr. Brandolini d’Adda has served as a main board director for companies including Le Continent, Bolloré Investissement, Société Foncière Lyonnaise, Safic Alcan, Château Margaux and as an Advisory member of the European Board of Blackstone. He also served as Director and then as Chairman of the Conseil de Surveillance of Club Méditerranée. Mr. Brandolini d’Adda has also served as Chairman of the Conseil de Surveillance and Deputy Chairman of Worms & Cie, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sequana Capital (formerly Worms & Cie), and as Chairman of the Board of Sequana. He is a former member of the Board of Vittoria Assicurazioni S.p.A.and a member of the Board of Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS). Mr. Brandolini d'Adda is Officier de la Légion d'Honneur.

  • Edgar Brandt

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr. Brandt spent 17 years with Arthur Andersen and was Managing Partner for Switzerland from 1996 until the dissolution of the group in 2002. He then became, for three years, Managing Director of BearingPoint (Switzerland), which was formed by the merger of Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and KPMG Consulting. In 2005, he founded Edgar Brandt Advisory SA, a corporate consulting firm. Edgar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Business and Economics Faculty (HEC) of the University of Lausanne, and a Master’s Degree in Computing and Organization. He has been a Swiss Chartered Accountant since 1992. Edgar is an active member of several professional organizations and is a member of the Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of a number of companies active in the financial services industry.

  • Christopher Preston

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr Preston is a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Following a 30 year career in banking and investment management, of which more than half on the executive board, with institutions in the UK, Switzerland, and Germany, Mr. Preston is a principal of Preston Capital Partners, providing consultancy services to private and institutional clients. His previous executive posts include Country Manager for Bank of America, CFO for Rothschilds Bank Zurich, Division Executive for Citigroup Private Bank, Division Executive for the Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, and CEO for Piguet Galland & Cie. He holds, or has held, a number of non-executive positions including as Chairman, Swisscanto Holding AG, Gérifonds S.A, Rothschild Fund Management AG, Banque Piguet S.A., Rothschild Bank Switzerland (C.I.) Ltd, and Citigroup Switzerland S.A. He holds a degree in Law from Southampton University and a joint MBA from Cranfield Institute of Technology and INSEAD.

  • Philippe Jacquemoud

    Non-Executive Director

    After completing his law studies at the University of Fribourg (magna cum laude), Mr Jacquemoud moved to Zurich in 2004, where he worked as a junior associate for Baker & McKenzie and then for the Tribunal of the District of Bülach. After successfully taking the Zurich bar, Mr Jacquemoud returned to Baker & McKenzie Zurich as an associate in 2007. He then moved to New York, where he graduated from Columbia University (LL.M. 2009, Harlan Fiske Stone) and passed the New York bar exam. In September 2009, Mr Jacquemoud started with the law firm Homburger in Zurich, where he practiced until joining Jacquemoud Stanislas. Mr Jacquemoud’s expertise focuses on Corporate Law, M&A, Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Banking Law and Restructuring. Mr Jacquemoud has experience in a broad variety of transactions in corporate finance from seed capital investments to takeovers of companies, including debt financing. He also advises banks in relation to regulatory matters, as well as private equity and hedge funds in the set-up of their structures. Mr Jacquemoud speaks at conferences and regularly publishes articles in newspapers and law reviews on topics related to his areas of practice.

  • Patrick Maloney

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr Maloney is CEO and Managing Partner of China Silver Asset Management (“CSAM”), Hong Kong, since 2011. He is also Head of Investor Relations and Business development and has responsibility for all fund raising and investor relations for CSAM’s range of funds. Mr Maloney is also a board member and Head of Asia Pacific for Ardon Maroon Fund Management Limited, a fund manager focused on event-driven strategies. From 2008 to 2011, he was a Board member and Head of Asia for Tullett Prebon, one of the largest inter-dealer brokers in the world, and managed 18 offices. From 1996 to 2008, he was the Head of Asian Equity Derivatives for Icap Totan Securities/Icap Plc and served as a board member of the firm. From 1994 to 1996, Mr Maloney held various sales roles based out of Hong Kong, including as Japan equity sales manager for Tokyo IDB, and Asian derivatives sales manager for Tokyo Forex and Tullett. Mr Maloney received a BA in Economics and Politics at the University College Dublin and studied legal studies (Dip law Post Graduate Masters) at College of Commerce, Dublin. He is on the board of various firms and non-profit organisations, including Malco Japan, Kurohime Capital and Altair Asia Investments Limited. Mr Maloney also serves as a MBA mentor at the University of Hong Kong faculty of Business and Economics.