Founder and CIO
Founder and CIO
Ashvin Murthy is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of AVM Global Opportunity Fund. By the time the fund was launched in November 2016, he had amassed over a decade of experience in the financial services sector.
Ashvin began his career in Banking as a Fixed Income Structurer in UBS Singapore. Leveraging on his degree in Financial Engineering, he structured bespoke fixed income solutions for corporate and institutional clients, helping them navigate the volatile period during the Global Financial Crisis.
After four years in Singapore, Ashvin moved to UBS London where he traded FX and Interest Rate derivatives. This was a proprietary trading role that focused on managing the banks’ exposure to complex derivative structures. 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 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.
Director and COO
Steve Knabl, COO & Managing Partner of Swiss-Asia Financial Services, has 20 years of experience in Alternative Fund Management, Wealth Management, and Financial Services. He is a past President and a committee member of the Association of Independent Asset Managers in Singapore.
Since becoming the COO of Swiss-Asia in February 2008, Steve has been overseeing a large group of functions in the firm which include Operations Management, Legal & Compliance, Technology, Finance, HR, Due Diligence processes, and Structural Risk.
Steve graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences Degree (BSc) in International Hospitality Management from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne – Haute Ecole Spécialisée (HES).
Abhay joined the AVM team as a Quantitative Analyst after pursuing a Master of Science in Quantitative Finance at Singapore Management University. He builds and manages quantitative models that analyse financial market data with the aim of developing a repeatable and scalable investment process.
He has a penchant for analytics which he developed during his 2-year stint as a Data Scientist and Team Lead with a management consultancy firm in India. He was responsible for conceptualizing and providing data analytics services to clients including Fortune 500 companies. He is specialized in the e-commerce sector, having covered all aspects of web retail analytics from product catalogues, customer journey mapping, order management systems, to KPI forecasting.
Abhay also holds an Engineering degree in Bioinformatics from VIT University, Vellore, India.