Kroma Capital Partners Limited (‘Kroma’) is an independent financial services company established in 2017. Kroma is incorporated and licensed by the Dubai International Financial Centre, in the U.A.E. and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority.
Together with our exclusive partner NAVA Capital, a Swiss based advisory firm, whose principals have developed since 2005 several proprietary quantitative strategies under active use, we offer quantitative investment solutions under the Sentinel Family of Strategies, acting as the advisor/investment manager.
Since 2017 we have advised clients on funds and bespoke solutions with assets raised > $ 1.3 billion.
Kroma’s core team brings together extensive experience in the GCC and internationally to create and offer to our network bespoke investment solutions.
Executive Chairman of the Board, co-Founder, Head Fund Distribution
Active in financial services since 1988, Kamlesh Bhatia is the Chairman and Head of Fund Distribution for Kroma. Based in Dubai, Kamlesh has lived his entire life in the Middle East, having previously worked for international finance companies before co-founding Kroma. Kamlesh holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of Bombay, with a specialization in Accounting & Financial Management.
Executive Board Member, co-Founder, Senior Executive Officer
Active in financial services since 1995, Wolfgang is based in Dubai, and has lived and worked in Switzerland, the US and the Middle East. He has been involved in investment management and distribution activities for nearly 30 years. Wolfgang is a graduate from the Hochschule St. Gallen (lic. oec. HSG) and is a holder of the CEFA.
Non Executive Board Member
Active in financial services since 1969 and as independent financial consultant since 2006. During his career Arnulf stages were: Managing Director Asset Management of ABN AMRO Amsterdam and ABN AMRO Asset Management Frankfurt, Managing Director Institutional Clients and Asset Management Sal. Oppenheim Jr. & Cie in Cologne and Private and Institutional Clients Advisor at Dresdner Bank AG. Arnulf hols a BA in Business Administration from the University Cologne.
Non Executive Board Member
Antonio has been active in financial services since 1999. He started his career in 1999 by founding in Milan Brown Editore SpA, a leading Italian online media company providing financial news through various dedicated websites. In 2004 he joined a Swiss family office where he was responsible for investments, in particular alternative assets. In 2015 he founded Mizar Capital, a Swiss based company specialised in advisory and in sourcing private market solutions for his network. Antonio holds a MSc in Economics from Luigi Bocconi University, Milan.
Global Chief Investment Officer
Active in financial services since 1992, Khurram is based in Dubai, and has lived and worked in the UK and the Middle East. Khurram’s last position before joining Kroma was Chief Investment Officer at Osool Asset Management in Bahrain, overseeing approx. USD 12bn for the Social Insurance Organization and Military Pension Fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Before joining Osool he worked for 9 years at Investcorp in Bahrain as a Principal and a Hedge Fund Product Specialist. Prior to that he engaged in various corporate roles for over 10 years in London, including quantitative investment risk manager, pensions consultant, and investment strategy consultant. Khurram is an Actuary by training and a Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries in the UK. Khurram also holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Actuarial Science and an MSc degree in Mathematical Trading and Finance; both come from Cass Business School.
Chief Investment Officer Quantitative Strategies
Damien has more than 20 years experience in finance. Damien holds a Master Degree in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. He worked as a prop trader, quant developer and investment strategist (intern and extern) for major financial institutions and a large single-family office.
Sebastien holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the Swiss Finance Institute and the University of Geneva. He began trading at Verso Solutions, a crypto-currency firm that he co-founded in 2013. After successfully selling his company in 2015 and finishing his Ph.D. in 2016, he started his career as a quantitative analyst and programmer. In addition, he has been giving lectures in Finance at the University of Geneva and at Private Banks. Sebastien is also a co-founder at NAVA Capital, the investor adviser of Kroma.
Chief Operating Officer
Ian has worked in operations across four decades, and in MENA based financial services for 25 years. Past roles include Chief Operating Officer for hedge-fund providers Man Investments and ISAM-ME. He has held regulatory approvals including Compliance Officer, MLRO, Finance Officer and Director. Experience covers risk mitigation, governance, internal audit, and operational planning.
Compliance, MLRO and Risk Manager
Victor has enjoyed a successful 9-year career in compliance, operations, and legal roles at reputable financial services firms in the UK. He possesses strong analytical skills and an excellent working knowledge of financial regulations. Victor has extensive experience in managing risk and interactions with regulators. He completed his Bar Professional Training Course (University College BPP), he holds an LLB (Hons) (University of Liverpool) and an LLM in International Financial Law (University of Manchester).
Armi is the Finance Officer of Kroma. Armi is based in Dubai and has been working in various role in finance for more than 15 years. Armi has been with Kroma since its incorporation. She is a Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the National College of Business and Arts, Manila.
Kroma acts as the Investment Manager / Advisor / Sub-Advisor of a number of funds / AMC’s in the equity and volatility space. Central to these opportunities is NAVA Capital SA ('NAVA'), with whom Kroma has formed an exclusive strategic alliance. NAVA will act as Investment Advisor.
- NAVA Capital – Swiss based
- Spin-off of a large Swiss single Family Office
- Developed since 2005 several proprietary quantitative strategies under active use, managing significant amounts of money
- Acting as Investment Advisor to Kroma Capital Partners
- Wolfgang Landl is a Shareholder and Board Member of NAVA
The Sentinel Family of Strategies - In-House
Quantitative strategies developed in exclusive partnership with NAVA Capital
- Models developed since 2005 and actively used since 2006
- Superior performance compared to their benchmarks
- Liquid, scalable, transparent
- Mark-to-Market pricing
- Available as either long only or long/short
Private Markets – external asset managers
- Principals at Kroma have been active in Private Markets strategies since 2009
- We work with a handful of niche and market leading asset managers
- We were instrumental in the seeding of a number of funds
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PHONE: +971 4 323 1810
FAX: +971 4 323 1820
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