Rupert has over 25 years of experience in the hedge fund industry covering product development, distribution, branding and technology.
He combines a deep knowledge of marketing and distribution of investment products with parallel experience in technical and operational issues faced by funds. An expert in business start-ups, he is a co-founder of Comada, a hedge fund software business. Previous to this, he was the CEO and co-founder of funds platform FundXchange, which was acquired by the Zurich Group in 2001.
Having co-founded multiple global companies Rupert is highly experienced in business building from conception to operation, followed by sale. His marketing, product and business development skills were formed with pioneering currency and risk management hedge fund group Gaiacorp from 1989.
As Managing Director he was responsible for global marketing and sales, running the Asia business from Hong Kong with product development origination in Malaysia, Taiwan, India and China.
In 2004 he joined AIG Asset Management to develop, structure and market their relative value investments, including product origination in Indonesia. He began his career with Morgan Grenfell in London.