After many years of European fund sales experience, Tim Harvey realised that most European asset allocators were missing the huge investment opportunity the Chinese capital markets have to offer. There were many reasons for this.
Firstly, there was a surprising lack of coverage in the financial press of China-focussed investment stories.
Secondly, the mainstream press did not portray a good image of the Chinese state or industry. Hence most people were not aware of the high level of transparency and governance in the Chinese capital markets.
Thirdly, and most importantly, due to China being historically underrepresented in major stock market indices, European asset allocators were not compelled to research the China market.
Tim realised that UCITS investors needed an education, advisory, and distribution service that helped them better understand the Chinese capital markets. So NTree was born in 2017.
NTree exists to educate professional investors on the investment opportunity for China.
Hand-in-hand with our work with European asset allocators, we also assist domestic Chinese and international Private Equity managers to connect with inbound and outbound investment opportunities. Our broad network of contacts in Europe and China help us to facilitate introductions and curate opportunities where needed. For more information or to discuss any potential projects you may have, please contact us via the contact page.
Tim’s ETF distribution career started as Head of German sales at ETF Securities in January 2007. There, him and his team raised over $3bn in 3 years.
He became ETFS’ head of European Sales in late 2009 and ultimately moved to New York in 2011 to help build institutional sales.
In 2013 Tim joined Velocityshares looking after ETF sales and home office relationships before moving back to Europe in 2015. Prior to starting his ETF issuing career Tim worked in sales trading for numerous US investment houses specializing in US, European or Asian single stocks.
Tim started NTree in March 2017 to help non-European based ETF asset managers access quality ETF distribution.
In his spare time Tim volunteers in London with various church homeless kitchens.
Ashwin has spent most of the past two decades working for either Goldman Sachs in Chicago and New York working on algorithmic and program trading as a strategist, or as a commodity trader for Unicredit in London.
He managed Unicredit’s commodity structured product desk from 2012 to 2017.
When not working with Ntree, Ashwin is COO of the US Alumni Club in London as well as volunteers with various education and charity related initiatives. If he ever has any spare time, he can be found rock climbing or solving sudokus and crossword puzzles!
Michael started his career at Eurekahedge in Singapore as international account manager in 2006. A year later, he relocated to Zurich to set up Eureka Capital GmbH – a capital introduction business that raises assets on behalf of boutique fund managers with a specialty in emerging markets and hedge funds. In 2009, Michael joined BCA Research as business development manager. He moved into ETF distribution at State Street Global Advisors in 2011 and raised over $4bn in 2 years with the European team. Michael joined Swisscanto in 2014 as a product specialist for hedge funds and multi asset portfolios. In 2018, Michael graduated with an MBA from EDHEC business school. During his spare time, Michael likes to be out in the countryside either playing golf or cycling.
Rory started at NTree in December 2018. His focus at the firm is developing a deeper insight into the European asset management space and understanding how NTree can better serve it. Prior to NTree, he was a Market Research Analyst at Qualifa. Rory has a degree in music from Sussex University in Brighton. When he’s not talking about funds and investment opportunities, he is the lead guitarist and lead singer in a band.
Mr Gunn-Forbes has been associated with Asian regional stock markets since 1973 when he was a fund manager at Brown Shipley Ltd. Subsequently, he was a director of W.I Carr, Sons & Co. (Overseas) Ltd until 1985, since when he has held directorships with other Asian securities firms in the United Kingdom prior to joining the WorldSec Group in 1993 where he is now Non-Executive Chairman. Mr Gunn-Forbes is the Chairman of Opera Holdings, a recruitment company and also an Advisor to FutureBiogas, a green energy company.
Started his career with Mees Pierson in 1995 before moving to Nyenburg, the leading European ETF market maker in 2000. Bart became the principle shareholder and head of trading at Nyenburg before selling the business to Virtu in 2011.
Bart joined Virtu as a senior partner and trader working in New York and Singapore.
Bart left Virtu in 2017 and has since spent his time with his family travelling the world and has become a charter member of TiE.
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