Sandrine Reynaud – Chief Executive Officer
Sandrine is a co-founder and CEO of Freedom. She has extensive Financial Services experience and particularly in investments. Prior Freedom, Sandrine was an independent consultant, offering introductory services to boutique Asset Managers to harvest opportunities into Continental Europe Private Banks, Family Offices and large institutions.
Previously at Ernst & Young in Corporate Finance for 13 years in London and Frankfurt, she was part of the leadership team that established the Private Equity advisory group. Sandrine was also in charge of Business Development as the Private Equity group and advised Private Equity clients on a wide range of transactions, Real Estate, LBO, MBO/MBI in a variety of sectors. Sandrine is a member of CISI.
Simon Fentham-Fletcher – Chief Investment Officer
Simon was previously at Renaissance Asset Managers for 3 years as head of asset allocation strategies, based in Moscow. Prior to joining Renaissance Asset Managers, Simon was head of investment management, CIO Private Banking at Raiffeisen Bank in Moscow for a number of years. He has also held a number of senior investment roles including at BlackRock in New York and Schroders NewFinance, the alternative investment group, in London.
Simon has significant expertise in global asset allocation and manager selection process. Simon is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales since 1991.
Adrian Harris – Principal
Until February 2010 Adrian was at Schroder Investment Management, where he was Head of Central & Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Prior to joining Schroders in 2007, Adrian spent 9 years at BlackRock and its predecessor firm, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, where he held a number of senior roles including Chief Operating Officer for the international fund business and Head of Central and Eastern European Sales. Adrian engaged with client groups from Government sponsored institutions to private pension funds, from institutional asset managers to private banks and their high net worth investors.
Shawn Welgemoed – Director – Private Clients
Shawn holds a Certificate in Investment Management and is currently studying towards a Diploma in Capital Markets. He is an Associate Member (ACSI) of the CISI.
Shawn was also instrumental in the launch of Freedom’s Luxembourg VC Fund which invests primarily in VC deals anchored by an Abu Dhabi Sovereign Wealth Fund. The fund was initially set up for an cornerstone institutional investor, but has now developed into an access vehicle for HNWI’s to get access to institutional VC deal flow.
Alan Walker – European Sales
Alan holds a Modern Languages degree from the University of Durham and is fluent in German and French. Alan holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and is a member of the CFA.
Charles Vorster – Operations Senior Manager
Prior to joining Freedom, Charles was the Head of Alternative Funds and Client Accounting for a Fund administration business in Guernsey. Charles started his career as an accountant with PWC in South Africa where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and was then promoted to Manager in Guernsey.
Charles holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Jack Mancini – Financial Controller
He holds an M.A.(Hons) in History from the University of Aberdeen and is an ACCA qualified accountant.
Rolando Santos – Fund Administration Executive
Rolando holds a Commerce degree major in Business Economics from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines.
Michael Griffith-Dixon – Investment Analyst
Michael has a BSc in Economics & Politics as well as an MSc in International Management, both from the University of Exeter. He also holds a level 7 qualification in Strategic Management from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Michael holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and is a member of the CFA.
Brandon Brown – Investment Analyst
Brandon hails from Port Elizabeth where he was a professional Rugby player for the well renowned Southern Kings Rugby Union. Brandon successfully finished his Master of Commerce in Economics in 2020 as part of his ongoing personal development during his professional rugby career which obtained from Nelson Mandela University on South Africa in 2020.
David Clark – Non-Executive Director and Chairman
He was the Chairman of the Renaissance Russia Infrastructure Equities Fund prior to its delisting and the Non-Executive Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Carey Holdings Limited. David is a Director on a number of Funds in Guernsey.
David was also Chief Officer for the Treasury and Resources Department & States Treasurer. Prior to this, David enjoyed roles in both Deloitte and Touche in Guernsey and KPMG, both in Birmingham and in Guernsey. David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales since 1987.