Meet the team
Angel leads our Investment Process and Portfolio Management for Alternative Investments.
He has more than 15 years of experience in Alternative Investments. Before Klarphos he worked for Santander Asset Management investing in Alternatives (Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Real Assets and Private Debt and managing dedicated vehicles. Prior to joining SAM, Ángel spent almost 10 years in Banco Sabadell Inversion (Banco Sabadell’s asset management unit), as a fund of hedge funds’ portfolio manager. He began as a research analyst and at the time of his departure was Head of Alternatives and Private Equity. He began his career at BBVA and Ahorro Corporacion Financiera.
Angel holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, a Master’s in Financial Markets from IEB, and is a CFA and CAIA charterholder.
Katarzyna is heading Legal and Compliance at Klarphos.
She has 10 years of experience within legal and financial services in Luxembourg, Berlin and Brussels. Before joining Klarphos, she worked for international asset managers in Luxembourg, including Nordea and Credit Andorra Asset Management, in various legal and regulatory functions. Katarzyna started her career in consulting at PwC and in the legal service of the European Commission.
She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She studied law in Warsaw and Berlin and holds a Master of Law from University of Warsaw. She is a member of Association of Luxembourg Compliance Officers and of ALFI working groups.
Donny is a member of the board and chairs the Klarphos Investment Committee
He has 15 years of experience in Asset Management and Capital Markets. Before Klarphos, he worked as a Portfolio Manager for Graham Capital Management, a $17bn Alternative Investment firm specializing in macro strategies, located in the New York City area. Prior to that he worked at other hedge funds and in strategy consulting.
He is a CFA, FRM, and CMT charterholder, and holds an MS in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Economics and Classics (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Washington & Lee University.
Chen is responsible for Private Debt portfolio management at Klarphos.
Chen has 16 years of experience in asset management. Before joining Klarphos, Chen had a 15 years tenure at PIMCO as a portfolio manager, where her primary focuses were liquid and illiquid fixed-income products in Structured Finance and Rates. In addition, Chen was also responsible for building the investment and treasury function at a Fintech bank.
Chen is a CFA ESG and CAIA charterholder and holds a M.Sc. of Economics and Management Science from Humboldt University of Berlin.
Costa chairs the Klarphos board.
He has 15 years of experience in Private Equity, Asset Management and Capital Markets. Before Klarphos, he worked for Cerberus Capital Management and Deutsche Bank in London. Prior to that he worked in strategy consulting advising banks and asset managers globally.
He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and holds a MSc in Finance of Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Adam leads the sales and distribution efforts at Klarphos.
He brings around 20 years of experience in financial markets where he served in various senior institutional sales roles and previously as Managing Director at Twelve Capital. Before he also worked for Pia Pontis and Bellevue Asset Management in Frankfurt and Munich.
He is a Business Administration Graduate (BA) at Bayerische Akademie für Außenwirtschaft, Munich
Sandrine is an independent director and member of the board at Klarphos
She is a certified director, expert in compliance and governance. Sandrine is cumulating more than 33 years of experience, most of which in the financial sector. She first developed her career within change management and IT in banking. Ten years later, her role as partner within KPMG was a transition to be a regulated conducting person in the financial sector. In this position she was heading operations, compliance and risk management departments in regulated entities.
Since 2014, she works on mandates including AIFMs and funds with traditional asset classes, such as equities and fixed income as well as alternatives, such as private equity, art and venture capital.
She holds a double master degree in business and IT.
Daniel is a Senior Portfolio Analyst at Klarphos
He has 8 years investment research, capital markets and portfolio management experiences. Before joining Klarphos he worked as Discretionary Portfolio Manager and Alternative Anlagen Specialist for Deutsche Bank – Wealth Management in Luxembourg. Prior that he worked in Colombia in several Capital Markets positions (FX and Fixed Income trading) for BBVA, Acciones & Valores S.A. and the Colombian Stock Exchange.
He has a certificate in ESG Investing and holds a MSc in Finance from Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), and a BSc in Economics & International Finance from University of La Sabana.
Daniele is responsible for Valuation in the Risk Management & Valuation department at Klarphos.
He has 3 years of experience in the Alternative Fund industry in Luxembourg. Before joining Klarphos, he worked for Kartesia in Luxembourg. Daniele started his career at Deloitte as a Private Equity & Real Estate auditor.
Daniele is a master graduate in International Business with a focus on Finance from the Grenoble Ecole of Management.
Franz-Josef is a member of the board of Klarphos.
Franz-Josef is overseeing Finance, HR and office and location management for Klarphos. He has more than 30 years of experience in banking, focused on traditional lending, operations and management. Franz-Josef started his career in Germany and works in Luxembourg since 1993. He also serves as General Manager for HCOB AG Luxembourg Branch.
He holds a degree in economics from a private Business Academy in Germany.
Shuang is heading Portfolio Management at Klarphos
He has 10 years of experience in Asset Management and Capital Markets. Before joining Klarphos, he worked as Portfolio Manager for DWS in Luxembourg and Deutsche Bank in Germany. He managed multi-asset pension portfolios ranging from €2bn to €8bn in size. Prior to that he worked as Banking Consultant at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and KFW in Frankfurt
He is a CFA, FRM, and CQF charterholder and holds BA in Economics from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, and holds Master degree in International Finance from University of Nürtingen-Geislingen.
Lucie started her career in France as a litigation jurist and moved to Luxembourg in 2019 to specialize in legal and compliance within the fund industry. Lucie previously worked as a consultant with Northern Trust and in the Compliance departments of the European Investment Bank group.
Lucie holds a MSc in Banking and Financial Law from Toulouse University and a BSc in Private Law from University Paris II Panthéon-Assas. She has a Professional Certificate of Competency in Compliance (M1) and is a member of both the Association of Luxembourg Compliance Officers and the Association Luxembourgeoise des Juristes de Droit Bancaire (ALJB).
Iwona is a Corporate and Middle Office Manager at Klarphos.
She has gathered 15 years of experience in operations and transaction services roles in financial institutions. Before joining Klarphos, she worked for DZ Privatbank and Banque Havilland, both in Luxembourg and DZ Bank Ireland in Dublin.
Iwona holds a MSc in Banking and Finance from the University of Szczecin. She lives with her husband and their three daughters in Luxembourg.
Jan-Philipp holds both a Bachelor and a Master in Business Administration from Saarland University. He started his career at DZ Privatbank, where he gained four years' experience in both portfolio and wealth management, with a focus on reporting and investment restrictions for asset management mandates.
Before joining Klarphos, Jan-Philipp worked for PwC Luxembourg where he supported the audit of traditional as well as alternative investment funds.
Rainer is heading Risk Management & Valuation at Klarphos.
He has 17 years of experience in Risk Management and Regulatory in the Banking and Fund industry in Luxembourg. Before joining Klarphos, he worked as risk manager for IKB and HCOB Group in Luxembourg and in the actuarial department of Debeka in Germany.
Rainer studied Mathematics and holds a Master from University of Trier. He is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and member of the German actuarial association (Aktuar DAV). He is married and resides in Germany.