Ashvin Murthy

Director & Portfolio Manager

Ashvin Murthy, portfolio manager of AVM Global Opportunity Fund, has over a decade of experience in the financial services sector. He began his career in Banking as a Fixed Income Structurer in UBS Singapore. Leveraging on his degree in financial engineering, Ashvin structured bespoke fixed income solutions for corporate and institutional clients. He played a key role in growing the franchise in Southeast Asia and quickly rose to become the lead FX structurer in the region.

After four years in Singapore, Ashvin moved to UBS London where he was in charge of the Asian FX and Rates Hybrids book. This was predominantly a proprietary trading role that focused on FX and interest rate derivatives. Ashvin then went on to UBS Zurich, where he was responsible for market making and risk management of all Asian Emerging Market FX options.

Prior to launching AVM Global Opportunity Fund, Ashvin was the Head of Asia Pacific FX Options in Natixis. He was instrumental in growing their commercial footprint in the region, bringing Natixis the accolade of the 2nd best FX Solutions House in Asia in 2014.

Ashvin was awarded a merit scholarship by the Singapore Public Service Commission to study Engineering in France. He graduated with a Diplome d’Ingenieur (Master of Science in Engineering) from Ecole Centrale Paris and received the prestigious Bourse d’Excellence Eiffel from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France. Ashvin then went on to obtain a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from Columbia University in New York, graduating as one of the top in his cohort.

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Steve Knabl

Director

Steve Knabl, COO & Managing Partner of Swiss-Asia Asset Management (HK) Limited, is a Swiss national with 17 years of experience in Alternative Fund Management, Wealth Management and Financial Services. He is a registered professional Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and a board member in a number of hedge funds.

Steve is an experienced team leader with extensive knowledge in products and business processes. He excels at executing complex business strategies, enabling him to translate visions into reality.

Since joining Swiss-Asia in February 2008, Steve has taken on various responsibilities in the firm, including negotiating projects and structuring deals in Funds and Private Wealth Management. As COO, he oversees a wide group of functions in the firm which include Operations Management, Legal & Compliance, Technology, Finance, HR, Due Diligence processes and Structural Risk.

Steve attended the University of Neuchatel – Switzerland, in the “Faculte des Sciences Economiques” and graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences Degree (BSc) in International Hospitality Management from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne – Haute Ecole Spécialisée (HES).

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