Prior to joining Wincrest Capital, Connie was employed by The Symonette Group for over a decade, where she managed daily finances and served as director, corporate secretary or compliance officer on 27 companies under The Symonette Group umbrella. Prior to this, Connie served as head of operations and head of settlement for GEM “Global Equity Management” s.a, a global hedge fund based in The Bahamas. She served as the designated contact for the Norwegian honorary consulate in Nassau, The Bahamas from 2009 to 2018. Connie has an accounting background, is a graduate of Eastern Florida State College and received her Associate in Science degree in paralegal studies.
As a senior partner and founding member of Habrok in 2004, Ketan has over 15 years of portfolio management and equity investing experience. Through building and mentoring the research team at Habrok, Ketan played a critical role in establishing the Firm’s investment process. At Habrok, Ketan focused on consumer-facing stocks, media & telecoms, building materials, and support services. During Ketan’s tenure at Habrok, (2004-2017), the Fund returned a CAGR of 10.1% compared to 4.9% for MSCI World index.
Ketan began his career as a Chartered Accountant and earned his ACA at KPMG. Ketan worked in London and New York from 1995 to 2000 with KPMG where he focused on the financial services industry. Ketan then moved to Cazenove as a generalist in the European Small/Mid-Caps analyst team until 2004 before joining Habrok. Ketan is a graduate of Warwick University.
Gavin Wood is an accomplished equity research analyst with over 20 years’ experience, primarily focused on mining stocks across developed and emerging markets. He also has experience across a range of sectors, including industrials and technology. Within Metals & Mining, his research coverage has ranged from early-stage exploration and development companies through to well-established commodity producers across base metals, precious metals, bulk commodities, and steel markets.
After graduating from the University of Exeter with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Gavin qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC.
His equity research career took him to J.P. Morgan Cazenove and Nomura, and he has featured in top five-ranked research teams in a number of City surveys. His in-house mining experience includes TSX-listed Katanga Mining, which restarted the Kamoto copper mining & processing operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Gavin was involved with the development of a quantitative analysis solution to measure, report and manage climate change physical and transition risks and opportunities across the equity portfolios of major asset managers, banks and insurers. He has also worked on projects to enable investors to review and compare the ESG disclosures of UK-listed companies.
Indira was engaged by Wincrest in the capacity as an outsourced Compliance Officer. Indira leads Compliance and Corporate Governance functions at Caystone Solutions reporting directly to the Board of Directors and Managing Director. Prior to joining the Caystone team, Ms. Ferguson served as an Inspections Officer at the Securities Commission of The Bahamas, conducting field examinations of regulated entities and licensees. Ms. Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from Clark Atlanta University (US) and an International Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance. She holds memberships in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the International Compliance Association.
Dr. Jean Rogers is the Global Head of ESG at Blackstone and the Founder of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), which she also led in various capacities for seven years, including as Chief Executive Officer (2011-2017) and Chair of the Standards Board (2017-2018).
She is a 2018 INSEAD Society of Progress Medal Laureate and has been named by Barron’s as one of the Top 20 Influencers of Sustainable Investing in 2018. She was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today in 2015, 2016 and 2017. She is a former Loeb Fellow at Harvard University and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY, and a PhD in environmental engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of California.
Founded in 2011 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, SASB is dedicated to enhancing the efficiency of global capital markets by fostering high-quality disclosure of material sustainability information that meets investor needs and enhances public trust in companies. Conceived during research conducted by Rogers at Harvard University’s Initiative for Responsible Investment, the concept for SASB as “market infrastructure” evolved under Rogers’ leadership from a self-funded start-up into a globally-respected, independent standard-setting organization.
For decades, Kiril Sokoloff has been an active yet very low-profile global investment strategist, thought leader and visionary. He founded 13D Global Strategy & Research in 1983. Howard Marks, Co-Chairman of Oaktree Capital wrote that “Many professional investors include What I Learned This Week from 13D Research among their highest priority reading. Kiril Sokoloff seems more likely than most to cover the big market-movers of tomorrow.” Barton Biggs said “Kiril Sokoloff is a breath of pure, fresh investment oxygen. He is invaluable because he is an original thinker and is not afraid to take extreme views.”
Sokoloff foresaw before others the five great secular trends of the last 40 years that have defined investment performance and business opportunity.
He was one of the first “supply-siders”, joining Jack Kemp and others in 1977 to spread the word that cutting tax rates and de-regulating the U.S. economy, would cause an economic boom in the U.S. Kemp’s “supply-side” cut in tax rates was the basis for the Reagan Revolution, which launched the massive 40-year boom that we all benefited from. Sokoloff authored the seminal book in 1982 entitled, Is Inflation Ending? Are You Ready? arguing that equities would soar, bonds would enter a long-term bull market, commodities would crash, the U.S. dollar would get much stronger and cost-control would be the new order of the day. By the early 1980s, Sokoloff foresaw a massive takeover boom and became the world’s expert on 13D filings, which was an S.E.C. filing required to disclose an ownership position of 5% or more. Between 1983 and 1986, 175 of his firm’s recommendations were taken over. With the Hang Seng at 4,900, his March 31, 1992 article entitled China Awakens: The Premier Investment Opportunity of the 1990s? is one of the classics of investment history. At the time, he also co-founded the first pure Asian hedge fund.
On March 14, 2001, he authored a timely work entitled Buy Gold: Before Central Banks Reflate, which was followed by an epic bull market in gold and commodities in the following decade. Gold was selling at $262.8 at the time. This was followed by a six-year deep involvement in oil, which he turned bullish on at $20 in 2002. He remained bullish all the way up to June 2008.
In December 2015, Sokoloff saw another shift. The extreme deflationary trends of the previous eight years, he believed, had reached such an extreme that they would reverse with a vengeance, and he launched his famous investment thesis––“The last will be first”––meaning that all those investment sectors that had been destroyed in the past deflationary period would be the leaders of the next investment paradigm
Constellation is a group of skilled investment management and financial services professionals who offer a full range of accounting, tax, finance and operations, as well as regulatory and compliance services to clients located around the world. Constellation presently services over three hundred and fifty clients including investment partnerships, hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, offshore funds, mutual funds, and fund-of-funds which utilize a wide variety of investment strategies and instruments.
The Constellation team has a broad range of experience assisting clients at all stages of growth – from start-up to wind-down, from initial registrations to building and overseeing full-scale compliance programs, and from day-to-day accounting and operational support to providing urgent, onsite support for SEC examinations. They work with clients to evaluate and improve their control environment and to maintain compliance with current accounting and regulatory standards. With a sound foundation of service, they excel in making the extra effort – their customized approach helps their clients meet their objectives and build sustainable, scalable infrastructure with practical, functional efficiency. Their attention is always placed on maximizing overall value to their clients.
In addition to their staff’s extensive expertise in the accounting, tax, and finance spheres, Constellation is a leader in compliance and regulatory functions, operations, infrastructure, and technology. With backgrounds in accounting, consulting, legal, regulatory, due diligence, fund compliance, and at the SEC, the Constellation team is able to offer practical advice on a complete array of operational requirements, as well as identifying potential risks by taking into account the intersecting functions and needs of a business.
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