Marc Rugel

Marc Rugel

European Sales Director

Role

Marc is responsible for helping to grow the Alquity business by engaging with international clients but with a focus on Europe. He works closely with senior management and his colleagues to identify the best opportunities available.

Biography

Marc joined Alquity from MyFunds where he was a Sales Manager covering the French and Swiss Markets. He has several years of experience working across institutional and wholesale channels in Paris, London and Berlin.

Marc has a MSc in Finance from the IESEG School of Management in Paris.


Keith Gyles

Keith Gyles

Global Macro & Portfolio Strategist

Role

Keith joined Alquity in 2021 and is responsible for all macroeconomic analysis. Keith has over 15 years’ experience in the industry.

Biography

After starting his career at Capital Economics, where he conducted economic research on Asian economies, he joined Nevsky Capital in 2007, supporting the global macroeconomic research team. Subsequently he joined Rogge Global Partners, a global fixed income specialist, before moving to Allianz Global Investors in 2016, working as a strategist in the Emerging Market sovereign debt team.

Keith holds a First Class BSc in Economics from UCL, where he was awarded the Harold Speight prize, and a MSc (Research) from the LSE.


Alex Boggis

Alex Boggis

Sales Director

Role

Alex is responsible for helping to grow the Alquity business by engaging with international clients but with a focus on the UK, Australia and Scandinavia. He works closely with senior management and his colleagues to identify the best opportunities available.

Biography

Prior to joining Alquity, Alex worked for Aberdeen Asset Management for 23 years, 19 of those as the Head of the Hong Kong business with activities across North Asia and especially into China. Upon his return to the UK in 2019 he wanted to get involved in a smaller, more energetic business that was focused on Emerging Market equities, an area he knows well.

 

Alquity is a rarity in the industry to be both wholly engaged with the practise of ESG investing whilst exclusively focusing on Emerging Markets. A match made in heaven.

 

Alex has been working in the industry since 1990 having been at Crown Financial, Schroders, Prolific and then Aberdeen investment managers before joining Alquity in 2019.

 

 

 


Marnie Uy

Marnie Uy

Head of Quantitative Risk

Role

Marnie joined Alquity in 2019 and is a Senior Investment Professional with more than 20 years of experience in investment management, focusing on quantitative research, risk management, portfolio construction, and the risk-return optimization of investment strategies.

Biography

Marnie spent over 15 years at Aberdeen Standard Investments as was formerly Global Head of Quantitative Analytics.

Marnie holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of the Philippines Diliman and a Masters of Engineering from Cornell University.

 


Renee Arnold

Renee Arnold

Director of Sales (North America)

Role

Renee joined Alquity in 2019 to lead the development of the North American market.  She is in charge of the relationship management with institutional clients and our distributor network in the United States & Canada.

Biography

Renee Arnold brings with her over 30 years experience in the investment industry and was previously Head of Business Development in Canada for Aberdeen Standard Investments.

Renee seeks to align her extensive business experience with her personal passion of providing aid to the underprivileged in the poorest areas around the world.

 


Francisco Almada

Francisco Almada

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer

Role

Francisco brings 20 years of operations, management, legal, control and fund structuring experience in regulated institutions such as Ibex Capital (CFO/COO), Permira Advisers (Head of Structuring), Portland Hill Capital (COO/CFO) and Ernst & Young (Director).

Biography

He has a Juris Doctor from Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (5 years, one of which at the Universita degli Studi di Torino in Italy) and is a qualified Portuguese lawyer


Kieron Kader

Kieron Kader

Associate Portfolio Manager

Role

Kieron joined Alquity from BP where he performed a variety of roles at one of the largest pension funds in the UK. Most recently, he spent two years as a Global Emerging Markets equity analyst, and also covered Developed Market equities, UK property and multi-asset risk in the prior two years.

Biography

He is a CFA® charterholder with first time passes in the three Chartered Financial Analyst exams. He has a BSc Economics (1st Class) from the University of Southampton, and an MSc Economics (Distinction) from University College London (UCL).


Dan Billis

Dan Billis

Senior Investment Analyst

Role

Dan joined Alquity in 2018 and supports Mike Sell with the Asian and Indian Subcontinent funds by providing fundamental research across the regions, on both a macro and micro (stock) level

Biography

He passed the CFA® Level 1 examination on his first attempt and has a 1st Class degree in Economics from the University of Exeter. Dan joined Alquity from Invesco, where he worked as an Account Onboarding Manager.

 


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Cynthia Cano

Cynthia Cano

Deputy Portfolio Manager

Head of ESG Data Science Engineering

Role

Cyn is responsible for identifying and visualising data drivers of ESG and financial returns, conducting back testing and other quantitative analysis of indicators that are most impactful on performance of investments.

Biography

Cyn graduated with a BS in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico and has a MSc in Psychology of Economic Life from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), focused in particular on economic decision-making, behaviour change and sustainable consumption.

Cyn has wide experience in development consulting, focusing on business analytics, quantitative research and commercial and investment management.


Katie

Katie Harmer

Katie Harmer

Senior Operations Analyst

Role

Katie covers a number of operational tasks, procedures and projects to support the operations, sales and investment management teams. This includes daily updates and reconciliation of data for the portfolio management system, day to day management of cash flow, releasing daily prices, reconciliation of internal systems back to third party providers, dealing with invoices, maintaining investor sales data and preparation of sales reports.

Biography

Katie joined Alquity directly from Kent University where she completed an MA in International Relations.