David Singh

- Chairman and CEO

David Singh has a long and distinguished career in finance and banking spanning 27 years: 18 years of wealth management & advisory experience with family offices, and UHNWI; 9 years of Investment Banking & Trading experience during which time David was a Proprietary and Structured Derivatives Trader, covering all asset classes.

David has deep relationships with many Premier Families and Family Offices, developed over 18 years, and whereby David was providing bespoke asset management and structured solutions to generate revenues and mitigate risk.

David has also spent 2.5 years as an Independent advisor at Board level to Credit Suisse Group & Depfa Bank.

Korosh Farazad

- Vice Chairman

Mr. Korosh Farazad - Respected Founder and Chairman & CEO of Farazad Investments, is renowned within the industry as a pioneer on several fronts. Over the years, he has established a strong platform within the banking industry. He was awarded by the IAIR Awards as the ‘CEO of the Year for Structured Finance Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)’ 2015, and awarded with the ‘Best Structured Finance Company 2015’, by European CEO.

  • His unique approach has been at the forefront to the firm’s success and paved the way for international recognition from regulatory bodies, who actively seek out his expertise. It is this transparent approach to financing and creative thinking, which introduced an award-winning in-house financing formula.
  • Mr. Farazad’sunrivalled knowledge of International Banking, Finance and the understanding of Investments catapulted the core of the business in the late nineties, in facilitating medium-to-large scale structured financing for major projects worldwide.
  • Mr. Farazad established Farazad Advisory Limited in the United Kingdom in the fourth quarter of 2015, which further expands the brand across the five Continents. Farazad Advisory Limited provides professional and structured guidance on a variety of mixed-use real estate investment opportunities available in the United Kingdom and oversea markets. Other services include consultancy services, in depth market analysis and feasibility reports.
  • Mr. Farazad has significant growth plans and envisages further expansion of operations within the next few years, including opening additional offices in Emerging markets. These new offices will oversee the further success and development of his vision.

Kamran Naqvi

- Managing Director, Capital Markets

Kamran Naqvi has a varied and extensive experience in International banking and finance with a 16-year career in Wealth Management advising UHNWIs. He has also served several years on London’s prominent Trading desks at tier 1 Investment banks covering equities and equity derivatives across a number of global markets.

Kamran has also engaged in Infrastructure and project finance business development and execution. He has advised a number of large corporates and assisted in structuring transactions, co-investment with various international banks, hedge funds and sovereign wealth funds.

Rahimullah Zakir

- Managing Director, Structured Products

He is an adaptable and visionary financial services executive with extensive hands-on experience in risk management, control, governance, program/project management, regulatory and support functions across the transaction cycle over the last 9 yrs. He is able to offer detailed strategic and operationally sound solutions and specializes in ‘Start-up’, ‘Turnaround’, Strategic Rebuild and Process Re-Engineering Scenarios.

He also has a deep knowledge of market and credit risk and in regulatory compliance, capital markets, investment & commercial banking and Sovereign Wealth Funds. He has detailed knowledge of both the finance and business methodology that drives profit and efficiency across a number of businesses including, investment banking, asset management, brokerage, infrastructure finance, public sector investment, trade finance, treasury and liquidity management.

Wealth management & advisory experience with family offices, structured commodity finance securing against forward sale contracts of crude oil and UHNWI, coupled with 5 years of Central Bank & Reserve Advisory Management experience access to investment capital in both Equity & Debt form from client group and strong network of Tier 1 banks Infra-Structure & Project Finance having Program Management Solution based approach to Risk Management, trading and structuring across asset classes.

Manoj Jain (“MJ”)

- Managing Director & Co CIO

MJ (” Manoj Jain”) is an investor, researcher, advisor and successful entrepreneur. Based in Singapore, MJ has professional experience and investment interests in India, Europe, China & US. He is currently managing partner of Hector Capital, Singapore, management advisor to Unison Capital, Japan and chairman of investment committee for Shenzhen-based Global Innovation Fund.

MJ chairs the investment committee and manages his portfolio of investments focusing on strategic issues enabling growth through innovation and strategic diversification. MJ has been intimately involved with China’s Belt & Road Initiative and authored much-appreciated book on the initiative with innovative approach to risk management for senior government officials. MJ has advised Chinese enterprises on large infrastructure investments in India, other developing economies and Europe.

Previously MJ was the founder and executive chairman of US-based leading provider of equity research and quantitative analytics firm with global offices (in New Delhi, Bangalore, London, Dubai, Shanghai, and New York). MJ’s research platform for competitive intelligence and knowledge management won several awards for innovation. MJ’s firm, recognized as one of the best-known global knowledge services players, was sold to Standard &Poor’s in 2011. Prior to that MJ was senior strategy consultant at McKinsey working with financial services, health care, and high-tech clients in the areas of corporate growth strategy, post-merger management, operations effectiveness, reorganization, and e-commerce. MJ also worked as Certified cash manager in Corporate Treasury and Risk Management at JP Morgan.

MJ has a degree in Digital Electronics engineering from India, MBA from University of Illinois, and completed post graduate studies at Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MJ is also research fellow at the Hunan Research Institute, a member of YPO, and is also director on board of several companies. MJ can be reached at: mj@fgcpartners.com

Arnel Cruz

- Managing Director Investment Banking

Arnel Cruz has an extensive and in depth knowledge and experience in the areas of banking, private equity market with emphasis in banking operations and corporate financial structures.

Arnel’s career that spans over 28 years in the banking and financial markets, domestic and international. He has been engaged with boutique investment banks In New York such as Thomas Weisel Partners, formerly known as  Montgomery Securities that was behind numerous initial public offerings during the rise of tech stocks in the 1980s and 90s, including AMGen in 1983, Micron Technologies in 1984, and Yahoo! Inc. in 1996. From 1989-96, Montgomery Securities raised $57.3 billion in equity and underwrote 293 IPOs.

In addition, Arnel Cruz worked with Invemed Sercurities that was instrumental in early stage financing and one of the largest investor for Home Depot that went public in 1981.