Shabir Chowdhary, Managing Partner
Shabir is Co-Founder and Equity Partner of RYSE Asset Management LLP.
Shabir has a long and established track record of building and managing asset management businesses across Europe. Since 2003 Shabir has been involved in the launch of a number of successful hedge fund businesses across a variety of investment strategies. His previous roles included previously as CEO and Founder of Noble Asset Management Ltd and prior to this Co-Founder and Head of Sales and Marketing for PCE Investors Ltd. PCE Investors Limited was established to provide emerging as well as established hedge fund managers with a full business and operating infrastructure to include the provision of compliance, IT, reconciliation and risk management support. His responsibilities included the selection of hedge fund managers across a diverse range of strategies, formulating and executing a strategy for the business and raising day one or seed capital as well as subsequent asset raising.
Prior to this Shabir worked within the Prime Brokerage and Equity Finance business of Merrill Lynch and the Equities business at Morgan Stanley.
Claudio D’Angelo, Managing Partner
Claudio is Co-Founder and Equity Partner of RYSE Asset Management LLP.
From 2009 to 2014 Claudio was the sole Director of Gauss Investments Ltd, an FCA authorised and regulated investment advisor. His main responsibilities included ideas generation, portfolio restructuring and optimisation, advisory services, capital raising and developing relationships with specialist tax and legal advisors and institutional partners.
Previously Claudio was Head of Sales to Europe and Middle East at BNP Paribas in London, and a member of the Management Committee. His team was responsible for marketing Equity Flow, Delta 1 and Financing Derivatives to institutional clients. From 2000-2005, he worked at Lehman Brothers London in Equity Finance & Delta 1 as Head of Institutional Sales to Europe. Prior to that, he was a fixed income analyst and then sales specialist at IBJ and Dresdner Bank, both in London and Frankfurt.
Roberto Barzi, Member of the investment committee
Roberto is Managing Partner of VitaTech
Roberto is an investor in the healthcare sector, where he has been active for over a decade. Initially a member of the global heathcare group at private equity investor 3i, Roberto then set up Fort Rock Capital, a London-based investor in life sciences. He is currently the managing partner of VitaTech, a Luxembourg based platform focused on pan-European healthtech investments.
Roberto sits on the boards of GNS Healthcare (USA, digital health and AI), Vasopharm Gmbh (Germany, traumatic brain injury), Medinet (UK, clinical services) and Algenex (Spain, protein production).
He has an MBA from the Wharton School and a degree in economics from Bocconi University.