“RX Partners was created out of our belief and experience that global connectivity paired with best in class advice and access, a long term outlook and truly deep relationships are fundamental to minimising risk and achieving successful outcomes across all aspects of a family or business, however they may be defined.”
RX Partners is an independent, strategic consultancy platform managing the affairs of its principals, that believes global connectivity, deep relationships, quality advice and a long-term approach are required to preserve and generate value alongside success and excellence.
The platform partners with a select number of clients and operates in an integrated and bespoke manner across the spectrum of a client’s affairs. In an ever-changing world that changes at a faster pace than ever, it is paramount to be agile and for major principals to adapt. RX provides support and guidance around their businesses and family members assisting them in navigating and managing a diverse set of needs and situations.
RX Asset Management is a newly formed Investment Management platform as part of the RX Partners group. Managed by market leaders in the asset and alternative management sector, RXAM has the ability to match the needs of the client to the design of its products with ability to move quickly and create bespoke strategies.
The platform launched the first fund in November 2020 via a highly liquid actively managed fund investing in underlying ETF and UCITS funds. The fund will be designed to perform in most market conditions across market sectors and asset classes and with planned low correlation to current equity market volatility. RXAM will use Mirabella Financial Services for full AIFM hosting services in support of their future investment activities.
Ross is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of RX Partners of which RX Asset Management is a subsidiary.
Prior to founding RxPartners Ross was a Director at MINT (NASDAQ:BGCP) London in the Structured Products and Alternative Assets business focusing on asset-backed securities and Eurocentric technology investment portfolios.
Ross joined MINT in 2015 having served prior as the Vice President of ECO Capacity Exchange (RECIPCO Holdings) a platform for global institutions to trade illiquid asset-backed forms of new credit, he remains an advisor. Ross worked for Novus Capital Markets (2011-13) in corporate finance focusing predominantly in the technology and renewables investment landscape. Ross started his professional career at Ferrari (NYSE:RACE).
Paul is Chief Operating Officer and a Director of RX Partners, as well as a director of RX Asset Management.
Prior to joining RX, Paul was a Senior Adviser to private clients at Floreat Group in London, a $15bln private investment group that serviced ultra-high net worth individuals across both their financial and non-financial affairs. Paul was responsible for establishing and managing private offices and client relationships with additional institutional investors.
Paul joined Floreat in December 2012, merging in the philanthropic advisory business he had founded in 2008, having previously worked at Mako Global, trading derivatives and volatility on multiple listed products. As well as a background in philanthropy, Paul has extensive experience in working with ultra-high-net-worth individuals, families and charitable foundations.
Paul is a director of a 30-year-old family-owned, care home business in Wiltshire. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Imperial College, London.
Steve is an equity partner and strategic adviser to RX Partners.
Steve brings more than 30 years of business-building experience to bear, specifically in the areas of sales, marketing, technology and corporate finance. Most recently as CEO at TeleSign, Steve raised $79MM in growth capital and lead TeleSign to become the #1 Company in the Two Factor Authentication and Digital Identity category. As a 12 person start-up, TeleSign rapidly grew to 300 employees and more than $100MM in profitable recurring revenue, exceeding top line revenue targets by 105% – 125% and bottom line targets by 150% – 400% each year. TeleSign was acquired by BICS in a transaction valued in excess of $335MM.
Steve was also chairman and CEO of Vantage Media, an online digital marketing firm, where he and his investment partners raised $80MM to acquire the company. Vantage grew into a successful performance-based online marketer with revenue in excess of $120MM. Steve was able to successfully guide Vantage through the 2008 Global Financial Crisis and grow beyond that. Vantage was eventually acquired by MediaAlpha.
As president and CEO of FrontBridge Technologies, Steve took the company from a startup to a global leader in SaaS email security services. Raising a modest $28MM of funding, the team built a broad portfolio of services combined with the largest global distribution footprint in the category. This lead to the successful sale of FrontBridge to Microsoft in August 2005 for more than $200MM.
Prior to FrontBridge Technologies, Steve was a co-founder and executive vice president of Voyus, a recurring revenue IT services company based in Vancouver, Canada. Voyus was a start-up that grew to more than 200 people across multiple locations and was eventually taken public in Canada.
Nick is a Director and Chief Investment Officer of RX Asset Management.
Nick was at the forefront of the creation of the hedge fund and alternative asset management sector in the 1990’s whilst at Morgan Stanley in London. Nick helped establish one of the largest Prime Brokerage business in the world and assisted in the formation of many of the largest hedge funds of the time.
During his time at Deutsche Bank and Citigroup, Nick was mandated to establish and manage both the regional and global Prime Services businesses, where he was responsible for the management of billions of dollars of loan collateral and risk oversight of all Prime Brokerage, Securities Lending and Delta One activities. Nick was the first International Prime Broker inducted into the Global Custodian Legends – Hall of Fame in 2013 in recognition of his contribution in the development of the alternative funds industry.
Nick’s additional responsibilities within the Investment Management industry have included being Chairman of Citigroup Deutschland KAG, serving as a Board Member of ATP’s alternative funds in Luxembourg, Alpha One and Alpha Two, Nick was also CEO of a start-up Robo Advisory business which was subsequently sold and he continues to act as Advisor and Director to many Investment Funds and Advisory Companies.
Suling is Chief of Staff for RX Partners & RX Asset Management.
Previously, Suling worked as COO for SelfieWealth, a regulated fintech startup delivering algorithmic driven research and investment advice. Before that, she held a number of senior positions within Business Advisory, Product Development, Client Service and Sales at Citigroup in the Investor Services business. Her responsibilities included designing, developing and delivering solutions for some of Citi’s largest asset management and hedge fund clients as well as working on the cross industry group defining the solution to the implementation of AIFMD.
Prior to that, Suling worked at Morgan Stanley in International Prime Brokerage. During that time, Suling worked in Business Consulting and Sales and Marketing covering clients in New York, Chicago, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. Her primary focus was start up hedge fund clients as well as fund of funds and large asset managers. In addition, Suling has published works on how to start a hedge fund, AIFMD and UCITS.
Diego is an equity partner and joint venture partner of RX Partners.
Diego is Co-Founder & Chairman of Quercus Real Assets. He has worked in investment banking and finance for more than 17 years and has been involved in the renewable energy sector since 2009. Diego has extensive experience in cross-border financing, having worked with corporate, municipal and government linked institutions across Europe.
Prior to founding Quercus, Diego established a successful consultancy business and was Managing Director for Commerzbank and IMI bank in London. He started his career at Caboto Securities, the British investment banking arm of Banca Intesa.At Quercus, Diego has driven the company’s asset strategy overseeing the successful launch of two compartments and the building of a large renewable energy portfolio which consists of utility scale plants in Italy, the UK and Central Eastern Europe. During 2016 Diego also led the successful launch of three funds, with a fundraising target of €500 million.
Carrie was the CFO for Weybourne, Sir James Dyson’s family office, managing a multi-billion pound portfolio. Carrie was a Director of 11 Weybourne related entities including the overall holding company responsible for Group strategy and investments. Carrie was the Senior Accounting Officer for the Group and the Compliance and AML officer for the FCA regulated subsidiary. Carrie was actively involved in the development of the next generation of family members.
For the 9 years prior to Weybourne, Carrie was CFO for Exploration Capital, another single family office, with a particular focus on agricultural and development land in Latin America and was simultaneously CFO of a high performance engineering business, Gilo Industries. Carrie qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young LLP.
Carrie is particularly interested in family governance, reputation management and business succession strategies and the importance of such planning in preserving family wealth and businesses through the next generations. Carrie has won the Variety Catherine Awards celebrating Inspirational Women in Business; Professional Services Category and was shortlisted for the Women in Finance Awards; CFO of the Year. Carrie currently provides advisory and Non-Executive Director services.
Lapo Edovard Elkann is Chairman and Founder of Italia Independent Group and of Garage Italia. Born in New York in 1977, after studying in France and England and gaining experience as assistant to Henry Kissinger, Lapo emerged as Worldwide Brand Promotion Director for Fiat Group where he successfully carried out several projects in below-the-line marketing and participated in the relaunch of the Fiat 500.
In 2007, he undertook the entrepreneurial path founding a lifestyle brand “Italia Independent”, a creative factory “Independent Ideas”, and the Holding “Italia Independent Group”, which was listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in June 2013. In March 2015 he founded Garage Italia, a customization service for the motion industry.
In July 2013, he was inducted in the Automotive Hall of Fame, the American institution dedicated to preserving and celebrating outstanding automotive achievement. Lapo is a member of the Board of Directors of Ferrari. He sits on the Board of Directors of Pinacoteca Gianni and Marella Agnelli and of Good Films.
Fondazione L.A.P.S. is his charity.
Harvey is a Managing Director at BDT & Company, a merchant bank that provides advice and long-term capital through its affiliated investment funds to family- and founder-led businesses. At BDT, Harvey is responsible for execution of both investment and advisory assignments. Prior to joining BDT, he was a Managing Partner at Maris Global Capital, the private equity investment platform for its capital partner, a global multifamily office. Prior to that, Harvey helped build Fosun Group’s global, direct investment platform, investing on behalf of Fosun’s balance sheet, private equity funds, and insurance assets in global companies with China growth potential.
Harvey holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in International Finance from Columbia University.
Dr Raed Safadi
Raed Safadi is the Chief Economic Adviser at Dubai’s Department of Economic Development where he leads a team of experts entrusted with the implementation of Dubai’s Strategic Plan 2021, and promoting the diversification and sustainable growth of Dubai and its transformation into a knowledge-based economy.
Dr. Raed is a leading expert on development economics and finance and has extensive experience advising governments on economic policy and management. He has published an extensive array of books and articles covering such areas as economic development, regional trading arrangements and the world trading system, tariffs and non-tariff barriers, special and differential treatment, trade and environment, services trade, and global value chains.
His most recent publication “Inclusive Global Value Chains” focuses on making GVCs more inclusive by overcoming participation constraints for SMEs and facilitating access for low income developing countries. Dr. Raed has previously worked for the OECD, the World Bank, ESCWA and as a consultant and adviser for numerous governments, regional development banks and UN agencies.
Matteo started his career with PWC advising FIG clients on restructuring and deleveraging. He then moved on to Barclays Capital covering the Southern European Market. Post Barclays Capital Matteo joined Lloyds Banking Group advising the Executive Team on distressed transactions.
After 10 years in the banking sector, Matteo founded Gestio Capital to focus on private equity and real estate opportunities in Southern Europe.
Further to being an Advisor to Rx Partners, Matteo is also an Advisor to TLG Capital, a leading private equity firm focusing on frontier markets.
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