David is Chief Investment Officer and oversees Blackstar’s portfolio management activities. Prior to founding the firm, David was the chief investment officer for a Swiss-based family office. David has worked across all asset classes and has been central to outlining and implementing investment strategy, including manager research for private equity, hedge funds and long only funds across all listed markets. He also worked as an investment adviser for Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management where he specialized in providing investment advice to UK and Irish private clients, charities and pension schemes.
David was educated at University College Dublin, where he received his BBL Honoursin Business & Law
Mark is COO at BSAM and manages both corporate and fund related operational activities.
Mark has 25 years financial services experience in particular with regards to advising on governance, operational due diligence and structuring to attract and support institutional investors across all asset classes.
Mark has worked in senior roles in Aon’s Investment team within Operational Due Diligence, as a Director in the Risk, Structuring and Operations team with AXA Investment Managers and as Deputy Head of Cayman National Fund Services in the Cayman Islands with oversight of assets in excess of $1.5 trillion.
Mark is a member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants In Ireland (FCA).
Morgan is a Portfolio Manager of BSAM and serves on the Credit Committee and Board of Directors. Previously, Morgan was chief operating officer of Kimura Capital – a commodity trade finance fund. He has more than 25 years’ experience in financial markets, holding senior positions in corporate hedging, structuring, investment products, proprietary trading and risk management. Prior to that, Morgan worked in commodity derivatives at Morgan Stanley and was head of commodity structuring at UBS where he led the team responsible for development and distribution of commodity investor products.
Morgan completed a Masters of Science degree in Finance at London Business School and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Hertfordshire.
Vincent has over fifteen years’ experience working on structured finance desks at investment banks in London. He has structured, executed and managed multi-million-pound transactions in jurisdictions across Europe, backed by a wide variety of asset classes.
Prior to joining BSAM, Vincent spent eight years as a Portfolio Manager at NatWest Markets. His role was initially to identify, analyse and provide recommendations for facilities inherited from a recent acquisition of the bank. He then restructured and/or unwound those exposures to improve the bank’s capital position and meet its strategic objectives. More recently, he was responsible for helping to build and manage a book of challenger ABS originator clients via warehousing facilities with ultimate capital market exits.
Vincent hold a Bachelor of Applied Economics (Hons) and Diploma in Finance, both from Massey University, New Zealand.
Shantnu is an Investment Analyst at Blackstar Asset Management. He assists in the performance analysis and ongoing monitoring of existing investments and assists with the operational side of the business.
Matilde is an Investment Analyst at Blackstar Asset Management. She assists in the performance analysis and ongoing monitoring of existing investments and assists with the operational side of the business.
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