Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Bart started his career at the International Monetary Fund where he published extensively on international monetary policy, including ground-breaking research on interest rate liberalization in Africa and the interaction between tax collection and monetary policy in Brazil.
Bart joined Deutsche Bank’s emerging market group in January 1998 and subsequently worked on benchmark transactions in Argentina, the Philippines and Russia.
After a brief stint trading emerging markets on the buy-side, Bart joined Morgan Stanley’s emerging markets group in 2004, leading to his appointment as global co-head of emerging markets sales and trading in 2006 and head of Morgan Stanley’s Emerging Markets Capital Market Group in Europe. Leading a team of one hundred professionals based in Asia, Latin America and Europe, he built the group into one of Wall Street’s pre-eminent proprietary emerging markets trading groups.
On 15 September 2008, Bart and a core team of Morgan Stanley professionals joined GLG Partners to lead its emerging markets practice. In early 2013, Bart co-led GLG’s team move to APQ Partners, a London-based emerging markets asset manager where he now serves as Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer.
During his career, Bart has worked on ground-breaking transactions in emerging markets, including the first transaction involving Russian Paris-Club debt, the issuance of the largest Eurobonds denominated in Mexican Peso, ground-breaking currency hedging transactions in Turkey and multi-billion dollar lending facilities in the CIS.
Bart obtained his PhD in Economics at Columbia University. He has obtained various academic awards including fellowships from The Brookings Institution and the Belgian National Science Foundation.
Wayne has around 35 years of experience in business leadership in banking, investment administration services. Having left National Westminster Bank Plc in 1992 to join CIBC Bank & Trust Company, he developed and launched CIBC Fund Managers (Guernsey) Limited in 1994. As Managing Director, Wayne spent the next four years managing and developing the offshore funds and building a third party fund administration capacity.
In 1998 this experience was to prove crucial for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce where, as Director of Offshore Investment Services Global Private Banking & Trust Division, his main priority was to restructure the delivery of their investment management services outside of Canada.
Wayne founded Active Group Limited in 2002 after his careers with Nat West and CIBC. Under his leadership, Active is an innovative provider of practical and professional support services such as compliance, corporate secretarial and management services to the offshore finance sector. It employs 45 people from offices in Guernsey, Isle of Man, Malta and Cyprus. Wayne is on the Board of various investment management companies and funds (both listed and unlisted), overseeing a diverse range of investment activities.
Phil is a qualified accountant and spent over ten years at Credit Suisse Fund Administration Limited in Guernsey. He joined the company in 1992 and served as Finance and Marketing Director. In this role he had overall responsibility for the management and administration of offshore funds in Guernsey together with funds managed and administered on a third party basis.
Prior to Credit Suisse Fund Administration Limited, Phil was an auditor at KPMG in Guernsey, specialising in mutual funds. He also covered the insurance, banking and local industry.
Phil is currently the Managing Director of The Mundi Group Limited, the Channel Islands’ leading ethical and fair trade retail and wholesale organisation.
Phil graduated from Sheffield University with a BSc (Honours) in Mathematics and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA).
Executive and Finance Director
Wesley has spent 20 years in Emerging Markets Finance spanning a wide range of roles, products and geographies at Chase/JPM, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, and Renaissance Capital. While he started as a derivatives trader, he ultimately opened up several domestic bond markets to international investors and led the acquisition and financing of new businesses in Central Asia and Africa.
For the past three years, Wesley has been leading the acquisition and development financing of several large IPP’s in West Africa. Projects range from 300-1000+mw in size, and include thermal and renewable assets.
Wesley has acted as Chairman of Advisory Boards and a member of The Board of Directors for several companies in Emerging Markets. He completed the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Advanced Diploma course in autumn 2015.
Wesley holds a Masters in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), an MBA from Arizona State University, and a BA in Economics from the University of Florida.