"Aaro Capital appoints three alternatives veterans from UBS, HFIM and LumX to its Advisory Board"

Aaro Capital

Aaro Capital appoints three alternatives veterans from UBS, HFIM and LumX to its Advisory Board

London, 12 July 2022 – Aaro Capital, the cryptoassets and DLT investment specialist, today announces the appointment of three senior alternative investments professionals – Dr Mattia Rattaggi, Tushar Patel and Eric Bissonnier – to its Advisory Board. Drawing on its members' significant industry expertise, the Advisory Board will support Aaro Capital's founders and senior management team in opening up the exciting and rapidly evolving cryptoasset and DLT space for institutional and other sophisticated investors as the market matures and becomes increasingly active. Their work will have a particular focus on investment and strategic matters.

Dr Mattia Rattaggi is a seasoned investment professional with over 25 years of experience in senior management roles in the financial industry. He was recently featured in the Top 12 Shapers of the Swiss DLT Ecosystem and the Top 50 Global Thought Leaders & Influencers on Cryptocurrency. He is Founder and Managing Partner of METI Advisory AG, Co-founder of SEBA Bank AG, the first regulated universal crypto bank, Board member for BCB Group (Switzerland), a strategic advisor for X8 AG, and Chairman of FiCAS AG. Prior to his current board positions, Mattia worked in senior risk, compliance, audit, treasury, regulatory, and governance positions at some of Europe’s top financial institutions, including UBS AG. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Fribourg and was a researcher at the University of Cambridge.

Tushar Patel is the CIO and Managing Director at Hedge Funds Investment management (HFIM). Prior to this, Tushar worked as Director and Investment Manager for Hedge Funds at GAIM Advisors and, previously, as Director at Sabre Fund Management. Tushar is an economics graduate from the University of East Anglia, a member of the CFA Institute and a chartered accountant. He has previously served on several industry committees, including the Hedge Fund Committee at the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) in London and at the Hedge Fund Research Club Steering Committee at the CFA UK Institute.

Eric Bissonnier is the Head of Multi Asset Solutions at LumRisk and CEO & Founder at BISFICO. Prior to this, he served as the CIO for Swiss alternative investment specialist LumX. He previously worked for Chase Manhattan Private Bank in portfolio and risk management, before becoming CIO at leading hedge fund investor EIM. During his tenure, Eric invested in more than 400 funds while running the investment process with 40 investment professionals globally and managing a total of $15bn in institutional clients’ portfolios. Eric holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Geneva and has been a CFA Charterholder since 1999.

Commenting on the appointments, Peter Habermacher, CEO and Co-founder at Aaro Capital, said: “I am thrilled to be welcoming Mattia, Tushar and Eric to our advisory board. Their wealth of experience and knowledge of alternative investments is an invaluable asset, especially when combined with Aaro Capital’s rigorous due diligence and ongoing monitoring of active fund managers. Together, we will bring a unique blend of expertise and dynamism to the exciting cryptoassets and DLT investment space for institutional and other sophisticated investors.”

About Aaro Capital

Aaro Capital was established in 2018 as one of the first investment specialists focused on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and cryptoassets. Aaro opens up the exciting and rapidly evolving cryptoassets and DLT growth story for sophisticated investors.

Aaro Capital’s London-based team represents a unique combination of younger crypto talent with heavyweight veteran expertise in traditional alternative investments.  Our team includes senior industry practitioners, such as Aaro’s Head of Investment Research Peter Rigg (former Global Head of HSBC Alternative Investment Group), Head of Operational Due Diligence Olga Romanova (former Head of Operational Due Diligence at International Asset Management) and Chairman Stuart MacDonald (Managing Partner at Bride Valley Partners). They are supported by the Advisory Board including Eric Bissonnier (former CIO at LumX), Tushar Patel (former CIO at HFIM) and Mattia Rattaggi (former Head of Regulatory Affairs and Governance Reporting at UBS).


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