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Abdul Helou is a pioneer in identifying, investing and cultivating the emerging technologies that will define our economy’s next generation.
An early specialist and investor in digital currency, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, Abdul is also a leading early investor in artificial intelligence, deep learning, predictive analytics, and quantum computing as they will affect traditional industries.
Head of Legal & Compliance
Legal & Compliance
David Mullan is a corporate lawyer with over ten years’ experience in financial services law and mergers and acquisitions. He is currently the managing partner of Tahota Law Firm in Australia, western China’s largest law rm with over 1,000 staff throughout its international offices. David also lectures corporate law and property law at Macquarie University.
Wealth Management Expert
An Econometrician with extremely broad business experience that spanned over four continents. Malik started as a financial analyst and progressively took his wealth creation, venture capital, and his own entrepreneurial skills to a new level by applying his own “lead from the front” attitude. He established a number of wealth creation projects, investment instruments and business opportunities in a number of countries.
Business Development and Strategy
Passionate believer that technology is the key to making the world a better place for all this making society more inclusive and sustainable. Kevin has nearly 20 year experience in tech based companies from software startups to large telecommunication. Skilled at spotting an opportunity, setting strategy through to execution and delivering solutions which focus on great customer experiences to achieve financial outcomes. Significant M&A and investment experience in the technology sector, having held board seats on two IoT and Smart City companies and Chairman of an Ecommerce startup.
Founder and CEO Till Payments
Having spent the last 20 years in the Technology and Payments industry providing services to commercial and all levels of government organisations, Mr. Haddad is a seasoned executive with strong commercial and technical acumen with a proven track record and leadership traits. He has been a strategic technical advisor to multiple federal government agencies across the globe and continues this work, by providing innovative technical and thought leadership across technology and payments sectors. Embracing Blockchain, he is currently running Till which is an emerging full-service payments and taxation compliance management provider that is unifying commerce and compliance towards a cash-less society.
Chief Technical Officer
Futurist, Future Crime Consultant, Entrepreneur, Lecturer, Keynote Speaker, Implantee, Ex-Hacker, Red Teams, Polymath, Q Future Warfare and Policing; Consumerism; gamification, IoT, Robotics, Transhumanism & Biohacking, Neuropriming, Nootropics), BrainWear, AI/MI, RFID/NFC, VR, Smart Wearables; Automation/Orchestration, CryptoCurrencies, Smart Cities, IoT and more.
Manuel Garcia Maroto
Legal and Assets
Real Estate professional and entrepreneur with 18 years of experience and Lawyer Member of Madrid Bar Association. With a background and experience which provides excellent contribution in the Real Estate Industry, Relationship Manager and technical skills, also lawyer specialist in Business and Commercial Law, he bonds them together to get results.
Also a specialist in real estate consultancy and advisory services, with a special emphasis on Institutional Investors and Family Offices, creating opportunities to maximise the value of properties and studying all of the alternatives in order to find the correct one for each client, offering an independent, exclusive and highly qualified service.
Token Offering & Corporate Strategy
Founder and Managing Director of Kapitalized that specialises in ICO and Deal Advisory, Ivan is an experienced strategic and corporate advisor with a background in investment banking and private equity at ABN Amro Australia, and Corporate Strategy and M&A at Fairfax Media. An experienced and hands-on adviser to startups and corporates who has previously built ventures in online retail, peer to peer lending and education.
Global Crypto Strategist
Experienced entrepreneur, marketer, growth hacker and ICO distribution specialist. Previously founded Likwidity a term deposit comparison and investment Fintech. Has lead growth teams at incubator facilities such as the Catapult Business Accelerator and mentored a number of early-stage ventures.
Specialist in audience build, growing ventures and distribution of token offerings.
Babak Rabiee Hanjani
Mining and investment experts
Babak is an Iranian entrepreneur born in Iran in 1984. After the age of 10, he moved to the Netherlands. He started his career as a Data Analyst and quickly developed himself to a successful senior manager, managing 120 lawyers at the age of 27. During his career, he has been working as self- employed, co-founder of a start-ups and senior (account) manager for Fortune 500 companies (like LinkedIn/ Microsoft). In 2014 Babak founded BitWar, the largest mining farm in the Netherlands.
Babak discovered cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) in the year 2012. He built his first mining rig at the beginning of 2013, and after the rise of price in Oct/Nov 2013 he decided to scale the mining to a big mining farm. He found two partners, ten investors and in 2014 he started the biggest farm in the Netherlands (BitWar). After the change in difficulty and rise of electricity, he was forced to shut down the operation in 2016 with ROI of 2.6x for all the investors. From 2016 Babak became a skilled trader and investor in multiple Blockchain start-ups.
Today, his looking to use the seven years of experience and knowledge and build a state-of-the-art mining farm in a place where profitability can be reached in the first four months.
Mining and investment experts
Sam is a serial-entrepreneur, growth hacker, and a Blockchain visionary. Sam uses his skills and expertise in scaling businesses from 0 to 100 using essential marketing techniques. Sam has a passion for assisting emerging start-ups both as an advisor and an investor. While Sam studied in college, he started an online Drop shipping career, he then scaled his business further on and dropped out of college. Sam got drawn into Affiliate marketing and launched multiple sites targeting consumers in different niches using Pay per click and SEO. Today he successfully runs over ten start-ups and established companies. Sam is also working as a strategic advisor for several top-related Blockchain projects. He also was an early investor in Ethereum, Bitcoin, Neo, OmiseGO, WePower Network, and Akropolis. Sam is also the successful founder of Perago Capital.
• Over 20 years’ experience in investment banking & Financial Markets
• Over 12 years’ Change, Program/Project management and Process re-engineering experience in the Financial Markets
• Programme Management of key initiatives covering regulation, new business, process transformation & standardization, cost and operational improvements
• Staff Management of up to 30 staff, spread across the globe, including co-ordination of multiple vendors – focusing on communication, motivation, running educational courses, and career building
• Proven record as Industry SME in Derivatives Clearing systems and solutions
• Specialist in system implementations & streamlining/centralizing processes, functions and teams
• Specialist in Migrations/Offshoring – Successfully migrated and outsourced/In-source regional operational processes, functions and teams across ASP sites for multiple investment banks
• Able to work within the IT, Compliance, Operational, or Business divisions with strong emphasis on customer relationships
• Able to create strategy that delivers against business needs and expectations
• Proven track record in Program Management across Client Ops On boarding functions, Market Ops Asset Class products & Client Data across ASP
• Successfully built and managed Change teams that are structured and deliver above expectation
• Global exposure with Tier 1 banks such as Citibank, Bankers Trust, Deutsche, RBS, HSBC in Australia, Singapore, London, HK, India & Japan
• Strong stakeholder management skills (both internal and external) and excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proven track record as a high performer for the past 7 years
B.Com (Melb), Dip SIA, M.App.Fin
David is a co-founder of First Guardian Group. He brings over 15 years of Investment Management and commercial experience to the firm. He is jointly responsible for the management of First Guardian’s investment portfolios, and is responsible for setting and implementing the Firm’s business strategy. As a frequent speaker of Mandarin and Indonesian, David has established strong business links across Asia.
Prior to establishing First Guardian Group, David gained extensive experience with top tier global institutional investment managers. David managed over $150 million of equities at UBS Global Asset Management, where he worked for 7 years. David also spent 5 years at Goldman Sachs JBWere Asset Management, working as a Senior Investment Analyst.
Chief Investment Officer, Chairman
B.Bus, Dip SIA, Dip BA, ISFA
Simon is a Chairman and Director of First Guardian Group, and is the Chief Investment Officer. Simon has over twenty five years’ fund management experience as a portfolio manager. He has specialised skills in equities research and macroeconomic analysis. Simon has developed the First Guardian Capital’s Multi-Strategy Investment Matrix model which we apply across all our investment strategies.
Simon’s extensive experience as a portfolio manager was gained initially at Trust Company and Colonial Mutual. While at Colonial, Simon managed global equities portfolios for institutional clients. Simon was also an Investment Manager at JP Whitney, one of Asia’s largest hedge funds, based in Tokyo, managing portfolios of over $7 billion across the Asia Pacifc region.
Business Development Manager
M.Mgt (Finance) B.Com (SHUFE)
Michelle has a background in investment management and research across listed equities and real asset projects. She has developed keen analytical and research skills, through both study and practical application. Her focus is on presenting First Guardian’s investment capabilities to clients where she can apply both her communication skills and commercial knowledge. Her insightful, working knowledge of investment markets, coupled with outstanding customer service skills makes Michelle a valuable resource when engaging with institutional and wholesale clients. She plays a key role in First Guardian’s domestic and offshore capital raising activities.
Prior to joining First Guardian, Michelle held roles at ICBC, responsible for the account management of derivatives trading clients in Hong Kong.
B.Eng (Indust. Design) M.Mgt (Accounting)
Mandy’s focus is on investment research and analysis, covering project feasibility and nancial modelling. Before she joined First Guardian Capital, Mandy worked with PwC in Assurance Service, providing professional service to a range of clients from construction and property development industries.
Mandy has advanced skills in industrial design, which she applies when reviewing project plans for potential investment. She speaks fluent Mandarin and has a Master of Management Accounting degree from the University of Melbourne. Mandy is an affiliate Member of ACCA, a leading global body for professional accountants. Her additional skills include project management and financial reporting.
B.Com/B.Eng Hons (ChE) (Monash)
Jeremy’s background includes work in scientific research and technology, manufacturing and Not-for-profit sectors. Before he joined First Guardian Group, he worked as project consultant for a Not-for-profit, where he applied his chemical engineering expertise to uncover opportunities for the Australian recycling industry. He is multilingual, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Chemical Engineering) from Monash University.
With a background of two distinct fields and a widespread experience across different sectors, Jeremy brings a different approach to his work, and was awarded first runner-up for the best Chemical Engineering design project in Melbourne whilst in university. His skills include financial modelling, project management and presentation.
M.Comm (Fin, Mkt) B.App.Sci (Psy)
Tim’s responsibilities encompass research, analysis and project management, with advanced abilities in synthesising information and coming up with feasible solutions and financial models for a range of innovative investment idea’s. He is able to think of the big picture and effectively delegate, manage and work on various tasks with prodigious efficiency. Prior to joining First Guardian Group he was a finance tutor at La Trobe University, using his advanced theoretical knowledge and statistical acumen acquired throughout his studies to clearly communicate and work towards a common goal with his students.
He holds a Master of Commerce (Finance, Marketing) with Distinction, and a Bachelor of Applied Science from Deakin University. With such a diverse background and experiences he is able to approach the valuation of disparate investment projects from an entirely new perspective and promptly compartmentalise the task, delegate responsibilities if needed, and compound the information to the benefit of the entire team.
BlockToken is a next-gen token generator and decentralized exchange platform for launching digitized assets & token offerings.
BlockToken is a platform for the Distribution & Marketing of ICOs and Tokens.
Users can build and launch a token based crowdfunding campaign all in one place using the World’s fastest and most scalable blockchain platform EOS.
Advisory and Exchange Services
ANX Advisory is a specialist team dedicated to guiding the business strategy and technology choices for token sale projects. The deep bench of specialists provides you in-depth expertise including finance, marketing, legal, and technology. The team combines best practices and forward-looking industry trends to launch the most advanced token sale projects.
As the market for distributed ledger technology matures, ANX Exchange Services offers a competitive edge to financial institutions seeking to capture new opportunities through blockchain technology. The team creates standard, white labelled exchange products, offering speed to market with customizable branding, mobile client options and debit card integrations.
Payments and Compliance
Till Payments is a pioneering Fintech and Regtech provider with operations in Australia, UK, US and UAE providing unified commerce and taxation compliance solutions to over 500 global clients representing approximately 50000 payment endpoints and over $2b in annual merchant turnover. Members of the Linux Foundation and Hyperledger, Till Payments is at the forefront of next generation blockchain based payment and taxation compliance solutions for the government, financial services and banking sector.
Perago Capital is a blockchain investment vehicle seeking risk- adjusted returns through the execution of venture stage investments, and systematic liquid hedge fund strategies. We build repeatable investments that are highly diversified across signals and regions and within a risk-controlled framework.
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is this focus which informs the services we provide and the decisions we make. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with over 250,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.
Santander Asset Management is an international asset manager with strong local roots across Europe and Latin America and assets under management totalling €175.1bn as at the end of September 2018. With a history spanning more than 48 years, it is geographically diversified across 11 countries of both developed economies and emerging markets with high growth potential. Santander Asset Management has more than 500 employees worldwide, 197 of whom are investment professionals with more than ten years’ experience in managing funds.
First Guardian works closely with investors and businesses alike, that are looking to achieve sustainable growth in the Asia Pacific region in order to enhance and maximise long-term value and wealth creation. We have consistently based our investment decisions on thorough research and sound risk management, focusing on achieving responsible capital growth.
Our mission is to enable our clients to achieve their financial objectives through superior investment returns and solutions. We do this through offering a range of responsible, actively-managed investment strategies, all underpinned by our proprietary process. As we are a pure play asset manager, we do not have the distractions of offering other financial services such as banking or insurance. Investing and advising is our sole focus.
About Fluce Capital
Fluce Capital is the world’s first ethical crypto currency and VC managed fund, with a decentralised wealth management platform managed by an experienced team of international banking and finance specialists.
Fluce Capital’s investment portfolio include ethical investment opportunities for our investors. Examples are, but not limited to, renewable and clean energy, sustainable products and development, medical solutions, innovative technologies, responsible banking, healthcare, recycling, energy efficiency, education and aged care.
A rapidly growing private investment firm connecting innovative private, and pre-IPO companies with venture capital, high net worth professional investors and family offices looking for capital raising and investment opportunities.
We provide greater visibility for innovation to our extensive global network of several thousand investors and family office partners.
Our aim is to empower investors, innovators and entrepreneurs by allowing them to come together, discover, explore, research and share our passion for investment in one simple, efficient and convenient space.
For sophisticated, accredited and professional Investors:
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