Board of Directors
Fred Hervouet, non-executive chairman
Frederic Hervouet has over 18 years’ experience in the financial markets and asset management industry with a focus on multi-asset class investment management, risk management, structured products and structured finance. Mr. Hervouet holds a Master Degree (DESS 203) in Financial Markets, Commodity Markets and Risk Management and an MSc in Applied Mathematics and International Finance from University Paris Dauphine. Previously Mr. Hervouet worked for two multibillion multi-strategy hedge funds specialising in quantitative strategies, convertible arbitrage, derivatives and emerging markets debt. Mr. Hervouet is an independent director of Tetragon Financial Group Limited and Tetragon Financial Group Master Fund Limited. Prior to this role, Mr. Hervouet was managing director and head of commodity derivatives in Asia for BNP Paribas.
John Whittle, non-executive director
John Whittle has significant experience of the loan market and is a non-executive director of International Public Partnerships Ltd (as audit committee chair), Starwood European Real Estate Finance LTD (as audit committee chair), India Capital Growth Fund Ltd, Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd (as audit committee chair) and Advance Frontier Markets Fund Ltd and previously at Aurora Russia Ltd. Mr. Whittle worked as a chartered accountant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and holds an IoD Diploma in Company Direction. Prior to acting as a non-executive director, Mr. Whittle was finance director at Close Fund Services, a large independent fund administrator. He has also held positions at John Lewis and as CFO of Windsmoor (London LSE).
Roberto Silvotti, non-independent non-executive director
Roberto Silvotti has over 20 years’ experience in both academic and senior credit market positions, and was formerly the Chief Risk Officer of the Chenavari Financial Group. He started his career as Professor of Mathematics in institutions such as Columbia University (New York), The Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, New Jersey) and Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy). Mr. Silvotti then moved to the capital markets industry. Over the past ten years, he has held senior positions in various investment banks, including risk manager at Goldman Sachs, head of credit derivatives risk management for Banca Intesa, global head of structured credit trading at Calyon, global head of derivatives structuring and new product development at Dresdner Kleinwort. Prior to his role as Chief Risk Officer of the Chenavari Financial Group he was co-head of structured credit and head of index strategy at Royal Bank of Scotland.