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AUM Asset Management Ltd.’s team is comprised of senior investment professionals who have collectively managed more than €200 million in assets within some of the most globally respected fund management houses, banks and family-owned companies. We adhere to the highest ethical and business compliance standards and are committed to our core values of privacy, excellence, responsiveness and full transparency.

MANAGEMENT

CEO & Director

Roberta Bonavia

Roberta holds a Masters degree in Financial Services from the University of Malta and is an ACCA Member and CPA warrant holder. With over 13 years’ experience in strategic planning, corporate finance, accounting operations and HR operations, she is IFRS-knowledgeable and well versed with auditing, banking and management of staff, planning and analysis, performance evaluation, financial analysis and reporting, organisational reengineering, budgeting, compliance and risk assessment.
Founder, Director & Portfolio Manager

Jean-François de Clermont-Tonnerre

Jean-Francois is a financier and investor with more than 25 years of experience working in the banking, asset management and private equity sectors. In 2007, he founded Abrax Amaerus, a merger arbitrage fund, which today is a top-five performer in its category and served as director of that company until 2017. In 2015, Jean-Francois acquired AUM Asset Management, which at the time was not an active manager, and transformed the business into one of the largest fund managers in Malta. He has served as an advisor on the Board of Directors of Storm Mountain Corp. since 2010, a Canadian real estate development company that he co-founded with the company’s management in 2010, and has also served as a board director for several other international companies across a variety of sectors, including insurance, re-insurance, asset management and technology.
Non-Executive Director

Patricio Rubinstein

Patricio is a graduate in Business Administration, Management, Finance from the Universidad de ‘San Andrés’. With wealth of experience as a director and business developer, he is the Founder of Quantum Dao, an alliance of entrepreneurs that has nurtured successful businesses in different sectors including insurance, hospitality, real estate, blockchain, investment banking and corporate management. Patricio has always been involved in building models to execute the future envisioned in the plans, from finance to strategy, from investment banking to technology. He continues to be involved directly in governance structuring and business development through his involvement and directorship roles.
CIO, Portfolio Manager, IC Member (Hedge Funds)

Xavier Robinson

Xavier is the Chief Investment Officer of AUM AM Ltd. and the Portfolio Manager of the Abrax Merger Arbitrage Fund, that he has been managing since its inception in May 2011. Xavier has a combined experience of 23 years in the Merger Arbitrage investment and in the M&A advisory Industries. Prior to his role at AUM AM Ltd and for the Abrax Merger Arbitrage Fund, he was a Senior Investment Analyst at Dexia Asset Management in Paris where he was responsible for similar event driven/merger arbitrage portfolios with combined assets of €3 billion. From 1997-2006 he worked at Lehman Brothers and Citigroup in M&A investment banking focused mainly on the TMT sectors, in Europe and in the US. Xavier started his career in 1995 as a proprietary M&A arbitrage trader at BNP Paribas in New York. Xavier holds a Civil Engineering Degree from the Ecole Supérieure des Travaux Publics and an MSc in Finance from ESSEC (Paris).
Non-Executive Director

Grégoire Tézé

Grégoire is a graduate in Business Management from Clark University in the USA. He combines over 30 years of experience in the financial sector. After a career start at BNP Paribas, and at Arthur Andersen as a Financial Auditor, he got specialized over the last 15 years in the Fund Management Industry, mainly at RAM Capital and EIM, where he directed marketing and development activities for 10 years in Europe and Asia.
Non-Executive Director

Steven Tedesco

Steven has extensive experience as a fund manager for HSBC Global Asset Management in Malta, where he managed 12 long-only open ended funds. In 2006, assets under his management exceeded the EUR 1 billion mark. His consultancy services mainly consist in providing third-party financial derivatives and other over-the-counter assets’ valuations as well as treasury, portfolio and other types of asset under management services to financial institutions registered in Malta.
Mark Vella
Compliance Officer

Mark Vella

Mark Vella joined AUM Asset Management in May 2021 as the Compliance Officer, and is approved by the MFSA. Mark is a qualified CPA, and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment in the UK having obtained the CISI prestigious Wealth Management Programme. More recently, Mark also obtained a compliance qualification with the CISI, and is currently also completing the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) programme, having already accomplished Level I and Level II. He brings along significant experience within financial services having worked for many years within the sector both in Malta and abroad, in the process covering a wide spectrum including portfolio management, finance, audit, internal audit, operations and compliance.
Company Secretary, MLRO

Dr. Matthew Grech

Matthew is responsible for the management, operations and on-going compliance of Malta registered financial businesses, including collective investment schemes and trusts. Received the Bar Admission from the Superior Court of Malta.
Business Development Manager

Cédric de Serigny

Cédric has 12 years of experience in consulting and Fund management industry. He is known for his ability to set up solutions and structurate deals in complex financial environment. Previously, he was fund manager at AUM Invest. He holds a Master Degree in Finance and an MBA in Competitive Intelligence. He is approved by French Regulator AMF.
Risk Manager

Dr. Paul Magro

Paul is co-founder and Managing Director at RiskCap and is responsible for risk management and quantitative research. He received his PhD in Finance from the University of Bangor in June 2013. Paul is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta’s Banking and Finance department lecturing on hedge fund strategies, alternative investments and financial modelling. Paul is a member of the Malta Association of Risk Management and is a Certified Risk Manager (CIRM).
Non-Executive Director

Anthony Paris

Anthony is a business consultant mainly working on projects to deliver improvements in service delivery performance and project management.

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Founder, Director & Portfolio Manager

Jean-François de Clermont-Tonnerre

Jean-Francois is a financier and investor with more than 25 years of experience working in the banking, asset management and private equity sectors. In 2007, he founded Abrax Amaerus, a merger arbitrage fund, which today is a top-five performer in its category and served as director of that company until 2017. In 2015, Jean-Francois acquired AUM Asset Management, which at the time was not an active manager, and transformed the business into one of the largest fund managers in Malta. He has served as an advisor on the Board of Directors of Storm Mountain Corp. since 2010, a Canadian real estate development company that he co-founded with the company’s management in 2010, and has also served as a board director for several other international companies across a variety of sectors, including insurance, re-insurance, asset management and technology.
IC Member

Richard Boddy

Richard is a UK qualified Fellow of ICAEW (UK Chartered Accountant) with strong leadership skills. He has a history of leading positive change and transformation within financial services with 12 years of banking experience and extensive experience in the insurance and reinsurance sector.
CIO, Portfolio Manager, IC Member (Hedge Funds)

Xavier Robinson

Xavier is the Chief Investment Officer of AUM AM Ltd. and the Portfolio Manager of the Abrax Merger Arbitrage Fund, that he has been managing since its inception in May 2011. Xavier has a combined experience of 23 years in the Merger Arbitrage investment and in the M&A advisory Industries. Prior to his role at AUM AM Ltd and for the Abrax Merger Arbitrage Fund, he was a Senior Investment Analyst at Dexia Asset Management in Paris where he was responsible for similar event driven/merger arbitrage portfolios with combined assets of €3 billion. From 1997-2006 he worked at Lehman Brothers and Citigroup in M&A investment banking focused mainly on the TMT sectors, in Europe and in the US. Xavier started his career in 1995 as a proprietary M&A arbitrage trader at BNP Paribas in New York. Xavier holds a Civil Engineering Degree from the Ecole Supérieure des Travaux Publics and an MSc in Finance from ESSEC (Paris).
IC Member

Steven Tedesco

Steven has extensive experience as a fund manager for HSBC Global Asset Management in Malta, where he managed 12 long-only open ended funds. In 2006, assets under his management exceeded the EUR 1 billion mark. His consultancy services mainly consist in providing third-party financial derivatives and other over-the-counter assets’ valuations as well as treasury, portfolio and other types of asset under management services to financial institutions registered in Malta.
Analyst, Middle office management, IC member

Ryan Zahra

Ryan attained a B.Com (Hons) Banking & Finance degree from the University of Malta in 2009. He is highly versed on the world’s financial markets, particularly equities, bonds and futures, and also takes a keen interest on developments in Information Technology. He has extensive experience in trading and fund management and is personal-questionnaire-approved by the MFSA. Recently he was awarded the Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Society of the UK.

FUNDS

Founder, Director & Portfolio Manager

Jean-François de Clermont-Tonnerre

Jean-Francois is a financier and investor with more than 25 years of experience working in the banking, asset management and private equity sectors. In 2007, he founded Abrax Amaerus, a merger arbitrage fund, which today is a top-five performer in its category and served as director of that company until 2017. In 2015, Jean-Francois acquired AUM Asset Management, which at the time was not an active manager, and transformed the business into one of the largest fund managers in Malta. He has served as an advisor on the Board of Directors of Storm Mountain Corp. since 2010, a Canadian real estate development company that he co-founded with the company’s management in 2010, and has also served as a board director for several other international companies across a variety of sectors, including insurance, re-insurance, asset management and technology.
Funds Director, Company Secretary, Compliance Officer, MLRO

Dr. Matthew Grech

Matthew is responsible for the management, operations and on-going compliance of Malta registered financial businesses, including collective investment schemes and trusts. Received the Bar Admission from the Superior Court of Malta.
Funds Director

Mark Azzopardi

Mark has experience in HR recruitment and training. He works as an independent non-executive covering corporate services, as well as overseeing and monitoring the implementation of investment and operational strategies.
CIO, Portfolio Manager, IC Member (Hedge Funds)

Xavier Robinson

Xavier is the Chief Investment Officer of AUM AM Ltd. and the Portfolio Manager of the Abrax Merger Arbitrage Fund, that he has been managing since its inception in May 2011. Xavier has a combined experience of 23 years in the Merger Arbitrage investment and in the M&A advisory Industries. Prior to his role at AUM AM Ltd and for the Abrax Merger Arbitrage Fund, he was a Senior Investment Analyst at Dexia Asset Management in Paris where he was responsible for similar event driven/merger arbitrage portfolios with combined assets of €3 billion. From 1997-2006 he worked at Lehman Brothers and Citigroup in M&A investment banking focused mainly on the TMT sectors, in Europe and in the US. Xavier started his career in 1995 as a proprietary M&A arbitrage trader at BNP Paribas in New York. Xavier holds a Civil Engineering Degree from the Ecole Supérieure des Travaux Publics and an MSc in Finance from ESSEC (Paris).
Senior Investment Analyst

Olivier Baccam

Olivier is a Senior Investment Analyst for the Abrax Merger Arbitrage Funds and has been focusing on event driven and merger arbitrage investing since 2006. Prior to joining Abrax in 2020, Olivier was Senior Portfolio Manager, Senior Investment Analyst as well as Management Committee member at Candriam (Dexia Asset Management) in Paris where he was responsible for similar event driven/merger arbitrage portfolios. He has performed all of his career in the Merger Arbitrage and Event Driven buy side, covering both in North American and in European situations. Olivier holds an MSc. in Finance and Accounting from the ESG Business School as well as a Masters degree in Computer Science.

OPERATIONS

Accountant & Administration Officer

Liuba Zaporozhenko

Liuba attained a magistrate diploma in Odessa national economic University (Ukraine) in 1992, refresher course in Kyiv national economic University (Ukraine) in 2011.
Junior Operations Administrator

Kristofer Klotzer

Kristofer attained a diploma in Finance from St.Martins Higher Education Institute in 2017 and is currently in his final year for a BSc degree in Economics and Management, with London School of Economics.

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