TEAM

Investment team

Senior Investment Manager

Equity

KARIM KHALIL

Karim joined Novum Capital Partners in 2019 as senior Investment Manager responsible for public equity investments. He previously worked for 8 years as assistant portfolio manager and senior analyst at Jabre Capital Partners. Prior to this, he spent 6 years as equity analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns and M. Safra & Co. Karim started his career at Rockwell Automation.

Karim holds a MBA in Finance, Accounting and Strategic Management with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a B.A. in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo.

Senior Investment Manager

Equity

LIZ KENNEDY

Liz joined Novum Capital Partners in 2021 as a senior multi-asset trader. She previously worked at Jabre Capital Partners, a Geneva-based hedge fund. During her 13-year tenure at Jabre Capital, she held several roles, the last one being Head of Trading. Liz began her career in London working at various investment banks including Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank before joining hedge funds Bennelong Asset Management and GLG Partners.

She holds a B.A in Commerce Accounting from the University of Tasmania.

Investment Manager

Equity

VALENTINE FORSANS

Valentine joined Novum Capital Partners in 2022 as an equity Investment manager. Previously Valentine was at Berenberg in London where she worked as an equity research analyst in the consumer discretionary team covering luxury goods, sporting goods, retail & eyewear sectors. Prior to this, she was investor relations officer at EssilorLuxottica. She also worked within the luxury goods equity research teams at HSBC and Kepler Chevreux.

Valentine holds an MSc in Financial Markets and Investments from Skema Business School completed across France, China and the US.

Investment Manager

FX, Rates & Derivatives

DANIELE SECA

Daniele joined Novum Capital Partners in 2019 as FX, Rates & Derivatives Investment Manager. Previously, he worked as a Portfolio Manager at Generali Investments Europe. Prior to that, he worked at BBVA in the Global Markets and Distribution division and at Quantyx Advisors in Milan.

Daniele holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Banking and Finance from Cattolica University in Milan. He also attended international academic programs at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

Investment Manager

Funds & Private Equity

CARLOS DE ANDRES

Carlos joined Novum Capital Partners in 2021 as fund and private equity analyst.

Previously, Carlos worked at Allianz Popular Asset Management and at Bankia Asset Management both in Madrid, developing roles of portfolio manager and fund selector for Pension Fund and Multimanager teams.

Carlos holds a bachelor in Business and Administration from Autonoma de Madrid University and a Master in Financial Markets and Alternative Investments by Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME). He is also mFIA certified (MIFID II compliance certificate) and is CFA level 3 candidate for 2021.

Senior Investment Manager 

Hedge Funds & Alternative Investments

MAXIME GLASSON

Previously Maxime spent 6 years at J.P. Morgan Alternative Asset Management, most recently as a Portfolio Manager in charge of the Portfolio/Research & Relationship Management for customised Hedge Fund mandates covering UHNW and Institutional clients across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He started his career in 2013 within the Hedge Fund Operations unit of J.P. Morgan International Private Bank.

Maxime holds a Master of Science in Finance from Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

Senior Investment Manager

Fixed Income

FLAVIO TESTI

Flavio joined Novum Capital Partners in 2021 as Investment Manager responsible for fixed income investments. He started his career with BSI Bank in Lugano, where between 1993 to 2012 he managed several fixed income funds such as the Multibond USD. From 2002, he was Head of the Fixed Income Unit within the Asset Management department, where he was responsible for 8 funds and 4 fund managers (AUM CHF1.8 billion), and was a member of the Tactical Asset Allocation Committee (OTAC) of the BSI Group.

In 2012, he joined Patrimony 1873, the Family Office of EFG Group, as a senior partner, where he managed the White Fleet III Globes Euro Credit Bond Fund and advised clients in the fixed income space. Flavio holds a M.A. in Economics from Fribourg University and is a Certified EFFAS Financial Analyst.

Analyst team

Analyst - Team Leader

GIOVANNI MARTINEZ

Giovanni joined Novum Capital Partners in 2020 as an Analyst. Previously, he worked in Milan at UBS Asset Management in the Sales department for a year, and at UBS Wealth Management in the Global Segments division for two years. 

Giovanni graduated from Bocconi University with a Master of Science in Accounting, Financial Management and Control. He also attended international academic programs in Northwestern University in Chicago and in Alliance Manchester Business School.

Analyst

DELPHINE FAVRE

Delphine joined Novum Capital Partners in 2020 as an Analyst. Prior to this, she worked for Natixis Investment Bank in Paris in the FX sales department for a year and at HSBC London in the Derivatives Clearing Sales for a year.

Delphine holds a Master of Economics and Financial Engineering from Paris-Dauphine University.

Analyst

STEFKA ZHULEVA

Stefka joined Novum Capital Partners in 2021 as an Analyst. Previously, Stefka worked at EY in Sofia in the Audit department for 6 months and then she worked at J.P. Morgan in Geneva in the Credit Risk department for two years.

Stefka holds a Master in International Finance from HEC Paris and a bachelor degree from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne.

Analyst

MAGALI CATHERINE BOCH

Magali joined Novum Capital Partners in 2021 as an Analyst. Prior to this, Magali worked at PwC in Milan in the Audit department for almost two years.

Magali holds a Master degree in Finance and a Bachelor degree in Economics & Management from the Cattolica University in Milan.

Analyst

LORENZO COSSARD

Lorenzo joined Novum Capital Partners as an Analyst in 2021. Prior to joining Novum, he worked as an Assistant Portfolio Management in Geneva for Symbiotics, an asset management company focused on impact investing.

Lorenzo holds a Master in Management from USI, Università della Svizzera Italiana and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration. He also attended international academic programs in Madrid at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Analyst

NICOLAS KOMISSARENKO

Nicolas joined Novum Capital Partners in 2022 as an analyst. Previously, he worked for the investment bank Natixis in Paris in the Trade and Treasury Solutions department.

Nicolas is completing a master's degree in Management & International Business with a specialisation in banking and finance at Inalco - Langues O' in Paris, as well as a law degree at the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas. He is fluent in French, Russian and English, and has a solid knowledge of Japanese as well as basic knowledge of German.

Family Office team

Legal Counsel, Head of Compliance and Risk Management

DEBORA CARVALHO PINTO

Having joined Novum in May 2021, Débora is in charge of the legal department.
She previously worked as General Counsel for a Geneva-based financial services company for one year. Prior tothat, she worked as a legal advisor for two years in a Geneva-based law firm, whose main focus was to assist clients in the disclosure process towards financing.

Débora graduated from the Maastricht University with an LL.M. in Globalisation and Law and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minho.

Functional Consultant

ALESSANDRO CAPELLI

Alessandro joined Novum Capital Partners in 2021 as a functional consultant. Previously, he worked as a functional consultant in Geneva at SuisseTechPartners for two years and in Milan at CBP Italia for one year.

Alessandro graduated from Cattolica University of Milan with a bachelor’s degree in Banking, Finance and Insurance and with a master’s degree in Economics.

Client Service Specialist

ADIBA KHALIK

Adiba joined Novum Capital Partners in 2021 as Client Onboarding and Credit Specialist. Adiba previously worked for 2 years as Chief Operations Officer for Token Communities Plc. Prior to this, she worked for 3 years as Private Banker at CroFin Swiss Management SA. Before that, she spent 5 years in banking including First London Securities and Goldman Sachs as an Analyst. Adiba has started her career at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). 

Adiba holds a MBA International from Ashcroft Business School in Cambridge, a Masters Degree in Economics and a B.A. in Banking from Tashkent State Institute of Economics. 

Office Manager & Administrative Assistant

WILSON MAHECHA

Wilson joined Novum in 2022 as administrative assistant and office manager. He was previously a treasurer at Trans TC SA for 3 years and an administrative and accountant assistant at Agrolar SAS in Bogota D.C. for 2 years.

Wilson holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from SENA Colombia.

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