FMG People

We at FMG are a team of professionals many of which have worked together for over a decade. The senior staff members alone have accumulated over a hundred years of experience within the investment management industry. Our staff is well trained in the many facets of the investment management business and will always endeavor to recognize the needs of our clients.

 

 


Johan G. Kahm
Principal



Johan was born in Sweden. He worked as an analyst at Alfred Berg Fondkommision an investment bank in Stockholm between 1968 - 74. He later moved to Dominick & Dominick in New York and worked in stock broking for two years. In 1976 Johan founded International Forecasting Corporation (IFC) a systematic investment management company focusing on foreign exchange and bond trading. In 1989 he co-founded FMG and has since been responsible for product and business development.

 


Arild Johansen
Investment Committee Member



Arild is based in Norway, however spent much of his life in the U.S. He received his degrees from the University of Wyoming in finance and business administration. He started his career as a research analyst with Caldor, a retail chain. He then joined FMG in 1992 as chief analyst, responsible for identifying top-quality fund managers. Today Arild is part of the team responsible for sourcing new managers, identifying strategic global macro investments, and monitoring existing managers and portfolios.

 


Barbro London
Administrative Supervisor


Barbro was born in Sweden. In 1970 she moved to the US and worked at various investment banks such as C.E. Unterberg and Towbin & Co. In 1974 she joined Scanoil, an international oil trading company where she held the position of treasurer and corporate secretary. In 1991 she joined FMG and is today responsible for overseeing fund administration and accounting duties.

 



Gunnar Chr. Detlie
Group Chief Operating Officer



Gunnar is based in Norway and received his undergraduate degree, a BSc in Economics, from the Norwegian Business School. He later attained a Master of Philosophy in International Finance, from the University of Glasgow. From 1998 - 2000 he worked with Avanse Forvaltning AS (now DNB Asset Management), one of the largest asset managers in Norway. In 2000 he joined and was later appointed Head of Trading at E*TRADE Norway ASA. In 2002 Gunnar joined FMG, and today overseas group operations along with new business development.


 

Joseph Portelli
Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer



Joseph has over 28 years’ experience employed in various capacities within the financial industry. He has been employed with Bank of America, Nomura Securities, Goldman Sachs, Millburn Ridgefield, Global Capital and Liongate Capital Management. He has vast experience as a portfolio manager, currency and commodity trader. He has been licensed by various financial regulators and sits on a number of boards of financial companies including the Malta Stock Exchange. Joseph is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta's Banking & Finance Department and has also taught courses at the Central Bank of Malta and other financial institutions. Joseph graduated with a BA from Baruch College, City University of New York.

 


Fredrik Edensvärd
Group Marketing Director



Fredrik has over 15 years experience in marketing and business development within the finance industry. His career began as a stock broker at the Swedish Insurance Company Skandia. In 2002 he joined FMG as marketing manager responsible for developing the marketing strategy within Sweden and neighboring countries. In 2007 he was made Marketing Director for the FMG Group. He is currently responsible for developing and managing key marketing initiatives, distribution channels, client relations and marketing materials.

 


Samuel Azzopardi
Director of Legal and Compliance


 

Samuel studied at the University of Malta and at the Universita` degli Studi di Verona in Italy and graduated as Doctor of Law in 2006. He was admitted to the bar in 2007 and also received a Masters of Arts in Financial Services in 2008. Before joining FMG in 2014 Samuel led a successful legal office focusing on corporate and financial services. He heads the legal and compliance department of FMG, managing legal and regulatory matters. He is also a member of the Chamber of Advocates (Malta).

 


Paul Magro
Risk Manager, RiskCap International Ltd.


Paul was born in Australia, though spent much of his adult life in Malta. He joined RiskCap International Ltd. after completing his PhD in Finance where he focused his research on hedge fund performance. Paul received his MSc in Finance and a B.Com (Hons) in Banking and Finance from the Universities of Bangor and Malta respectively. He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta's Banking and Finance department. Paul is responsible for risk management and quantitative research and is a paid risk management consultant to FMG.

 

 

Henrik Kahm
Investment Analyst


 

Henrik joined FMG in 2006 after graduating from Lund University, School of Economics and Management in Sweden, with an MS degree in Business and Economics. He spent his first 5 years at FMG working at the Dubai office. There he was responsible for the Africa, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. Today he is located in the Swedish office and focuses his efforts on research activities and investment portfolio monitoring within emerging and frontier markets.

 

 

Erik Nelson
Head of International Sales



Erik was born in the U.S. and initially joined FMG in the U.S. in 2006. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in Sociology and a CUBIC Business Degree. Erik was part of the FMG investment team, working as an analyst on several FMG funds and focused on areas such as market research, portfolio optimization and due diligence.  In 2008 he moved to Malta to open the new FMG European headquarters, acting as General Manager & Investment Analyst. In 2012, Erik began focusing entirely on sales and distribution, specifically in Europe, the Middle East & Africa.


 

Reuben Brimmer
Senior Operations Manager



Reuben has two decades experience working in finance and operations. He started with Deloitte, and earned a BA (Hons) Accountancy degree in 1996 from the University of Malta.  He joined Corinthia Hotels International in 2000 prior to helping Computime design a group financial system for them. Reuben spent seven years at Computime on business systems for EMEA clients, mostly in the finance, telecoms and oil industries. He meanwhile received a BSc (Hons) in Computing & Information Systems from the University of London. Reuben was recently CFO/COO with e-gaming and online FX brokerage operations, prior to joining FMG in 2011. Reuben is currently head of operations.

 

 

Ronn Henry
Investment and Systems Analyst



Ronn obtained his B.A. in Economics from Fairfield University in the U.S. and completed additional coursework at MIT. Formerly, he interned at Deutsche Bank and worked for a high yield debt and equity investment management firm. There, he focused on unique equity and credit opportunities including non-traditional debt, distressed equity and OTC traded mortgage notes. Ronn has additionally completed empirical research work and presented at the 39th Annual Eastern Economic Conference in NYC..

 

Mark Mallia
Relationship Manager



Prior to joining FMG in June 2010 Mark worked in customer service, marketing and brokerage roles at both HSBC and Global Capital in Malta, amongst others. He is CeFA qualified and is currently pursuing a BSc degree from the London School of Economics. Mark’s responsibility currently includes marketing, customer service and back-office operations.

 

 

Arantxa Rossey
Office Manager



Born in Belgium and having lived in many countries within Africa and Europe, Arantxa started her career in Oman and later Singapore, where she worked in the hospitality and accounting industries. Her last role was Administration and Operations Manager at Money Matters for Expats, in Singapore. She joined FMG in 2012 and is responsible for administration and marketing support.

 

 

Mariosa Galea Mercieca
Financial & Systems Analyst



Mariosa graduated as an Accountant from the University of Malta in 2005 and also received a Masters of Arts in Financial Services in 2009. Mariosa was also awarded a Diploma in Taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation back in 2007. Prior to joining the FMG Group in 2014, Mariosa held various accounting positions at Volksbank Malta Limited. Currently, she carries out the duties of a financial and systems analyst with the FMG Group. Mariosa is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and a member of the Malta Institute of Taxation.

 

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