Board Advisor: Head of International Project Management

Prestige International Marketing Services / Prestige Asset Distribution / Prestige Fund Management / Prestige Capital Management

Associated with Prestige since 2014

Iain is the Head of International Project Management of Prestige Capital Management Limited and affiliated companies. He was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Prestige Capital Management Limited.

He previously worked for Investcorp Bank in Bahrain, before moving to Merrill Lynch and then to Wellington Management International, both in London. He then moved to London based Otkritie Securities Limited, a Russian-owned firm of stockbrokers, before joining London based Sberbank CIB (UK), Russia’s largest bank which was formerly known as Troika Dialog.

His background includes asset management; sales and trading; operations, finance and management within asset management and fund structures; and extensive corporate governance, risk planning and management of capital adequacy.

He has a BA in Business from the University of Strathclyde and is a UK qualified accountant (FCCA).

Board Advisor: Analyst and Project Manager

Prestige Fund Management and  Prestige Capital Management

Associated with Prestige since 2016

Jonathan has a career in financial services spanning over 19 years, split between the United Kingdom and the United States of America with international banking groups Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas and JP Morgan Chase.

He studied at Texas A&M University, a senior military college, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a Certificate in International Business and spent four years with the US Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Director: Prestige SICAV plc

Board Advisor: Prestige Capital Management Limited

Associated with Prestige since 2011

Adam is a Director of Prestige SICAV plc and Director and Founder of ACA Compliance in Malta, a firm providing regulatory compliance and other related services to the asset management industry in Malta.

He was previously at PricewaterhouseCoopers (1988-2002) as a manager in audit and subsequently as a senior consultant, in Malta, New York and San Francisco. He obtained experience advising small Fortune 50 companies in multiple industries across the USA and Europe and acquired a solid background in finance, management and operations. Between 2004 and 2007 he was the CFO and COO of a commodity trading advisor based in Malta and regulated by the MFSA.

He was admitted as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK in 1996, graduated with a Master of Arts in Financial Services from the University of Malta in 2009 and obtained a Diploma in Corporate Finance, Treasury and Portfolio Management in 2010.

Approved in Malta by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).

Board Advisor – Credit Oversight Manager:

Prestige Asset Management, Prestige Capital Management and Prestige Fund Management

Associated with Prestige since 2018

Rassul is the Credit Director for Prestige Asset Management, Prestige Capital Management and Prestige Fund management, and his career in financial services spans 14 years. He joined from EFG Private Bank where he was the Senior Credit Manager. Prior to that he was with Credit Suisse UK, Access Bank, Barclays and Barclays Wealth Management International.

He graduated from the London Guildhall University with a BA (Hons) in Banking and Finance.

Chief Financial Officer: Prestige Capital Management

Associated with Prestige since 2017

Marina is Chief Financial Officer with Prestige Capital Management, and joined from Ernst & Young where she was Audit Manager and specialised in consumer goods, industrial products, transportation, leisure and hospitality. She worked in the Audit department of Ernst & Young in Malta for nearly six years, and previously worked for Deloitte in Kiev, latterly as their Senior Auditor.

As well as being fluent in English, her mother tongue is Ukrainian-Russian. She graduated from the Kiev National Economic University with a Master’s degree in International Economics and is FCCA-qualified, having held ACCA membership since 2012.

Authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).

Board Director: Privilege and Nucleus

Board Advisor: Research – Finance / Lending Strategies

Prestige Capital Management and Prestige Fund Management

Associated with Prestige since 2013

David is a Director of Privilege Holdings Limited, Privilege Asset Finance Limited, Privilege Project Finance Limited and Nucleus Commercial Finance Limited and serves as a board advisor to Prestige Fund Management Limited – focusing on asset-based lending, leasing and finance solutions. He also advises on the company’s proprietary investments, as well as researching new investment opportunities.

He brings a wealth of experience in commercial asset-based lending and finance activity, having worked for Barclays Bank plc from 1974-2001, where his last role involved acting as a Corporate Manager responsible for a mixed portfolio of 150 small and medium-sized enterprise clients with a bias towards property development/investment and franchised motor dealers. From 2001-2010 he was employed by Allied Irish Bank where he built from scratch over 5 years a GBP 160 million loan book which had minimum defaults and focused on charitable, healthcare and education sectors, unlike most other British teams which were heavily exposed to the property sector.

From 2010 – 2013 he was persuaded to rejoin Barclays where he acted as a Relationship Director with a portfolio of over 40 corporate clients (sales turnover GBP 5 million- GBP 50 million) biased towards professional service sectors. He brings a particular set of professional skills including credit analysis, credit negotiation, business risk analysis, market risk analysis and operational risk analysis as well as previous experience at British Insurance Association, London.

Head of Investment Operations – Portfolio Manager:
Prestige Capital Management Limited

Associated with Prestige since 2020

Michel is an investment banker with more than 20 years of experience specialising in capital markets, funds, advisory and mergers and acquisitions with transaction experience spanning across Europe, North America, London, Milan and the GCC. He was a former Investment Banking and Operations Director in a leading GCC banking group, responsible for the Group’s proprietary investments. He also served as a member of the Bank’s Executive Management team providing support to business, support units, internal audit and group functions to strengthen the control, operational and financial reporting environment and served as an advisor to Board of Directors for a number of investee companies in the Middle East.

He began his career as a Fund Manager for a number of equity and fixed income funds responsible for controlling the fund model, maintaining performance statistics, trading desks, managing and executing SICAV Board resolutions as well as a speaker during the SICAV AGM on Funds’ individual performances and macro and micro overview of capital markets. He joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Milan and Malta offices serving as Senior Manager where he led, managed and coordinated cross border buy-side and sell-side transaction advisory engagements, providing financial due diligence, vendor due diligence, vendor assistance and post deal assistance to both private equity and corporate clients across multiple industries. He has lectured and consulted on all aspects of capital markets and is respected for his practical market approach working alongside central banks, investment banks and financial institutions. He holds an MSc in International Securities and Investment Banking from the University of Reading in London, and the International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management at the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, London and is a visiting lecturer in Forex, Islamic Finance, Corporate Finance at the University of Malta and is also a regular speaker at private learning institutions.

Accredited Representative of the Malta Stock Exchange.

Chief Risk Officer:  Prestige Capital Management Limited

Associated with Prestige since 2020

Alexia obtained her degree in Banking and Finance in 2000 and has since worked in the financial services industry. She initially focused on investments services, with posts as client manager and later operations manager for one of the fastest growing non-banking financial institutions in Malta and one of the first private companies to be listed on the Malta Stock Exchange. She subsequently joined a leading local stockbroker, where she oversaw the introduction of processes in line with the regulatory regime as a result of MiFiD implementation. She then became a qualified trader on the Malta Stock Exchange.

In line with the rapid growth of the industry, and new areas of focus within the business, in 2011 Alexia undertook a Master’s in Finance at Trinity College, Dublin. Her area of specialisation was Risk Management, with specific courses on both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of risk.

She has since held executive and non-executive directorship posts on several licensed financial services companies and SICAVs. She is an authorised Risk Manager and MLRO to investment services firms and financial institutions. She provides these services with the support of Actaco Financial, a firm she founded, which focuses on Anti Money Laundering Regulation, Risk Management and Securitisation.

Alexia has lectured in Risk Management at the University of Malta and continues to lecture at the same university and other institutes on Securitisation. She is a member of the Malta Association of Risk Managers, the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, Finance Malta and other organisations.

Approved as a Risk Manager in Malta by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).