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Team

Leadership and Expertise: Discover the accomplished professionals guiding Xnumia's growth and performance

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CHRIS HOWLAND - CEO

As the Chief Executive Officer of Xnumia, Chris brings over 20 years of experience in equity trading and fund management to lead the strategic direction and overall management of the business.

 

Based permanently in Gibraltar since April 2021, he has a proven track record of success, having served as Head of French equity trading for UBS in London and Paris, and subsequently as Head of Equity Trading and Risk for Morgan Stanley in London. He also has experience in developing and trading systematic models for several LLPs, having established and run successful systematic hedge fund groups Ad Astra Partners and Vanora Capital.

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Charles Murray - COO

As Chief Operating Officer of Xnumia, Charles is responsible for driving our day-to-day operations, marketing, legal, and business development efforts. He brings a wealth of experience to the table, having served as Managing Partner at DGB Group, a consulting firm specializing in Online Gambling, OTC block trading, and market-making services.

 

Charles has a proven track record as an advisor and consultant to various fintech and online gaming projects. He started his career in the online gambling industry as an executive at 888 Holdings PLC.

Badruz Jaman - CTO

Badruz, Xnumia's Chief Technical and Security Officer, has extensive experience in network engineering and cybersecurity. He was a network engineer at VISA Europe, where he earned the Cisco Certified Internet Expert (CCIE) certification, and a senior arbitrage trader at Sequoia Capital LLP,  a private fund that applies research and technology to the global derivatives markets as part of a low-risk, high-volume hedged trading strategy. 

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Ben Palmer - Head of FX Trading

Ben is the Head of FX Trading at our newest Fund, "FX Majors". With a background in consulting and software development, as well as experience as a fund manager and military professional in the British Armed Forces, Ben brings a unique set of skills to Xnumia.

 

He has a proven track record in the Foreign Exchange market, having served as a strategy provider for multiple proprietary trading companies, and has an impressive auditable live track record. His areas of expertise include systematic and quantitative systems, as well as order flow and price action trading.

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Alexis Sirkia - Advisor

Alexis, one of our advisors, brings a wealth of experience in IT operations and security to our team. A former project engineer at the European Space Center, he went on to co-found GSR.io, one of the leading institutional market makers. He is also the co-founder and Executive Chairman at Yellow.org

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Ashish Gianani - EIF Director 

Ashish is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments in London. He has over 20 years of professional experience, that includes serving as a Company Director and Portfolio Manager at Atlantic Capital in Gibraltar (5 years), Resident Vice President at Citibank in London (10 years) and other positions in Fintech industries across three countries.

 

Ashish is an alumnus of Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and resides in Gibraltar, where he is approved by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission to provide directorships to Experienced Investor Funds.

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Aaron Payas - EIF Director 

Aaron is an Independent Fund Director bringing a wealth of experience in fund management to the team. He's a Partner in the Funds & FinTech team at Hassans International and holds a BS in Mathematics and a CFA charter.

 

He previously worked at the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, has extensive experience in legal/regulatory aspects of fund management, and is approved to provide directorships to Experienced Investor Funds by the GFSC.

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