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.

Shabir holds a BSC (Hons) in Biochemistry from Imperial College, London and an MBA from Imperial College, London.

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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.

Claudio holds a degree in Economics from Bologna University, Italy. He also earned an Executive Master’s programme in finance at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

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Filippo Falaschi, Head of Investment Analysis

Filippo Falaschi heads the investment analysis at RYSE Asset Management LLP.

His main responsibilities include due diligence and portfolio selection, capital raising and bespoke investment vehicle and solution structuring.

Between 2015 and 2017 Filippo was in charge of developing the Delta One desk of Louis Capital Markets.

Previously he was Portfolio Manager for Hollbeach Investment Management, advising on a number of client portfolios totalling in excess of EUR 2Bn.

Between 2006 and 2010 he was a Trader on the Equity Finance desk at UniCredit holding roles in London, Munich and Milan. Filippo holds a Ba. In International Economics as well as a MSc. In Quantitative Finance from Bocconi University.

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.