Brian is resident in Portugal and has served as CEO and COO of investment firms in the alternative funds industry, specialising in hedge and private equity funds. After graduating from Harvard with a BA in Economics, he worked in strategy consulting with SJH & Co and then became a CDS broker in Hong Kong and London for Tullett & Tokyo. In 2002, Brian co-founded Holte Capital, a European special situations hedge fund. Brian managed the start-up of the business and was COO for five years. Most recently, his positions have been in frontier markets, firstly as CEO of Renaissance Investment Management UK Ltd, where his experience included open and closed-ended funds, as well as a private equity infrastructure fund. Additionally, he oversaw the establishment and later sale of a Dubai subsidiary office and fund. In 2010 Brian was appointed CEO of Compass Asset Management in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where the investment focus was on Central Asia, through both public markets and private equity. He left in 2012 to focus on international independent non-executive directorships. Brian is also an accredited Professional Risk Manager (PRM) with the Professional Risk Managers' International Association.