Meet the team

MarkhamRae has an experienced team; the core investment team has a ten year track record, with an average of twenty years in the investment industry. Part of our team have worked together since 2004. We have a partnership structure with eighteen staff, 7 of whom are investment professionals.

Our interests are aligned with that of investors – we self invest.

Jonathan Martin - Chief Executive Officer and Chief Risk Officer.

Jonathan co-founded MarkhamRae in late 2009 with Christopher Brandt. He acts as CEO and CRO. Prior to MarkhamRae Jonathan spent seven years at BlueCrest and seven years at JPMorgan.

Jonathan studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford and has thirty years of capital markets experience.

Christopher Brandt - Chief Investment Officer.

Christopher has twenty years experience in trading fixed income and foreign exchange derivatives, the first six in a market making capacity and the last fourteen as a proprietary trader. He was previously Head of Strategic Trading at BNP Paribas in London, managing a team with expertise in trading fixed income and foreign exchange derivatives in G20 currencies using a combination of macro and relative value approaches.

Previously, he was a director at Credit Suisse Financial Product, London, heading European Interest Rate Options before moving to Proprietary Trading in local currency emerging Markets.  He has a Degree in Politics, Economics and Law from Buckingham University and a MSc in Foreign Service and International Business Diplomacy from Georgetown University.

Jasvinder Mahil – Senior Discretionary Portfolio Manager.

Jasvinder was previously a relative value and macro proprietary trader at BNP Paribas in the Arbitrage and Strategic Trading Group since 2004, specialising in interest rate derivatives. He was formerly a relative value and macro trader at RBS Financial Markets/Greenwich NatWest as well as Head of Relative Value Trading and Research for 9 years.

Jasvinder previously worked at S. G. Warburg. He has a BSc (Hons) Computer Science, Brunel University and an MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance, City University.

Thymis Carolides – Senior Discretionary Portfolio Manager.

Thymis was formerly a senior trader on the strategic trading and fixed income desk of BNP Paribas, London since 2005.  He was previously CEO of Alektor Investment management Ltd, London, and a founding partner and Director of Omnia Asset Management London.

He was Head of Treasury Markets at Nomura International PLC, Director of Proprietary Trading at CSFB and Bankers Trust Company and Vice President,  FX Options Trading at Citibank London. He has a PhD in Banking and Finance, City University, MSc Economics from London School of Economics and BSc Economics, University of Athens, Greece.

Giles McClelland - Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.

Giles was formerly Global Head of Hedge Fund development and a member of the Management Committee of Man Global Strategies, Man Investments (the Asset management Division of Man Group Plc); a multi-manager, multi-strategy business which invested in early and mid-stage hedge fund managers, almost exclusively through managed accounts.

He had responsibility for providing investment oversight, and management of the business, operational and compliance risks associated with a portfolio of approximately fifty hedge fund managers in Europe, America and Asia. He has eleven years of direct industry experience, prior to which he worked in the Corporate Finance team in the Man Group Agricultural Division. He has an MSc in Agricultural Economics from London University.

Kerry Duffain – Head of Distribution.

Kerry Duffain joined MarkhamRae in November 2011 from BlueCrest Capital Management where she was Global Head of Consultant Relations and Head of the UK and Australian Institutional businesses.  Prior to this she was Global Head of Consultant Relations at Pioneer Global Investments and European Head of Consultant Relations at Citigroup Asset Management.

She previously headed European Client Service at JP Morgan Asset Management and prior to this was Head of Client Service at SSgA, where she was also the Multinational Product Specialist.  Kerry has 20 years experience in the institutional marketplace.

Why invest?

Discretionary Macro

Low correlation to equity and fixed income asset classes providing an uncorrelated return to traditional assets.
Focus on absolute return: capital preservation is at the heart of what we do.
Experienced team with long tenure.