Our Team

Arnab Sen

Director

Twenty years of investment and asset management experience. Founder of Harbour Capital, a fully licensed and regulated multi-strategy investment firm in Hong Kong.


Deep understanding of the nuance of financial trading and operations under a licensed regime (margining, risk management, trading, clearing and settlement). Advisor to multiple successful start-ups. Previous roles include Portfolio Manager at Tiger cub asset manager Nezu Asia, portfolio manager at HSZ Group (US$1.4bn Long Only Fund and L/S fund).


Arnab started his career at UBS and has an economics degree from Cambridge University.

Raj Melwani

Director

Over twenty-five years investment markets experience specialising in derivatives. COO and responsible officer at Harbour Capital.

 

Former Managing Director and Head of Derivative Sales at BofAML and UBS. Spent over a decade as a key relationship manager developing and expanding relationships with both Hedge Funds and Institutions. Focused on understanding client needs and management of portfolio risk. Led & managed large regional teams, distributing both over the counter (OTC) & listed derivatives across the Asia Pacific region with a deep understanding of derivative products, exchanges and regulations.

 

Early in his career Raj managed regional volatility trading books & priced and traded plain vanilla & exotic options at BZW.

Jon Mann

Chief Technology Officer

Twenty years of management experience in software development and information technology operations having managed teams of developers and systems operation staff of more than 200.

 

Jon worked with IBM Global Services and Sun Microsystems, consulting with various regulated entities, including Citibank. Provided solutions for the US Department of Defense in a secure telecommunications manufacturing facility. Worked at Orc software, a sister company to OMX (now NASDAQ).

 

An original member of Eclipse Trading, one of the largest derivative market-making firms in Asia as head of software development for the proprietary high frequency and low latency derivatives market-making platform.

 

Jon has been involved in blockchain and digital asset technology since 2012, and consulted with various large digital asset exchanges and trading firms.

Scott Riley

Regulatory, Clearing and Settlement

Over thirty years of finance experience. Senior capital markets professional with a successful track record of building and running global client-facing businesses centered on evolving market infrastructure and regulation.

Founding Director of Chi-X Europe, the first pan-European MTF. Responsible for the entire Chi-X Post Trade market model and all post trade solutions (from concept to implementation).


Scott has been an active participant in industry developments including being a member of the European Clearing and Settlement working group (which looked at the impacts of post-trade competition, including interoperability) following the introduction of MiFID. Scott has also been active with Central Banks, Regulatory Authorities and Government Organisations (Treasury, Finance, Competition) on the implementation of new market structures.

Dom Penton

Non-Executive Chairman

Over twenty-five years of investment markets experience. Former Managing Director and Head of Equity Sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong and the UK. Key relationship manager for top tier institutional accounts across a complex product suite, including prime brokerage services.

 

Considerable experience implementing and monitoring compliance to best in class internal and external rules and regulations.

Recent roles include product development at Floww, a disruptive venture capital platform, and strategic financial consultant to Block.one on crypto-related projects.

 

An active investor in early-stage fintech companies. Previously licensed with the Hong Kong SFC and FINRA. A member of the UK Institute of Directors.

Greg Griffin

Strategic Advisor – Trading and Risk Management

Over twenty-five years of experience in financial markets and a derivatives trading specialist. Greg started his career at Hull Trading (subsequently purchased by Goldman Sachs).

 

A former Executive Director Morgan Stanley and Head of Asia Market Making desk and Co-Head of USA options book (one of the largest options primary market makers in the USA).

 

One of the Senior Management Team and Head Quant at Eclipse Options. Founding member of the Electronic Trading Association in HK, helping regulators better understand and improve electronic automated markets.

 

Greg worked with HKEX and SGX designing derivative contract specifications, market-making programs, analyzing anomalous market behaviours and authoring responses to regulator’s request for consultation.

 

Currently, Greg is the general manager of Demarc Capital focused on Cryptocurrency quantitative automated trading.

Yvon Choi

Strategic Advisor – Corporate Finance

Over twenty-five years of financial markets experience, primarily in derivatives, equity-linked trading as well as capital markets.


Formerly Asian head of trading at Elliott Advisors, Nomura & Standard Chartered Bank where he sat on their Global Equity Management Team. Since his move to France in 2015, Yvon has been an active supporter as a board member and investor in several French start-ups, including Hublo, Mooncard, Finfrog and Dualsun.


He is currently CFO at Blade, a cloud computing provider based in Paris.

Anthony Mackay

Strategic Advisor – Exchange Strategy

Over thirty years of finance experience. Tony has a unique global track record in building, growing and exiting global brokers and alternative exchanges having successfully sold businesses to market incumbents such as Nomura, NASDAQ & BATS.

 

Tony joined Instinet in 1995 to build their global business. Instinet sold its US ATS division for $1.5b to NASDAQ in 2005. In 2007 Tony became the founding CEO/Chairman of Chi-X Europe, an alternative securities market that within three years had become the biggest trading venue in Europe. Chi-X Europe was bought by a US exchange, BATS, in 2011.

 

Following on from Chi-X Europe, Tony was CEO of Chi-X Global which launched new electronic financial markets in Canada, Australia and Japan and was sold to NASDAQ and JC Flowers in 2016 (combined exit for Chi-X was > US$600mn).

Alan Crawley

Strategic Advisor – Exchange Strategy

Alan has over twenty-six years of experience in financial markets with specific expertise in derivatives, market making, risk management and managing trading operations.

 

Alan joined Timber Hill as an options trader in 1994 and moved to Hong Kong in 1996 to help build the Asian trading business. He oversaw proprietary trading for the Asian region, including Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, India, Taiwan and Korea and supervised the execution of client business in Australia.

 

He served in senior management as a director of Interactive Brokers Hong Kong and as a director of Timber Hill Australia.

 

Alan has been a member of stocks and futures exchanges in the United States, Hong Kong and Australia.

Dan Heyler

Strategic Advisor

Daniel Heyler is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Heyler Capital which manages a global technology portfolio and invests directly in private companies and crypto-assets.

 

Daniel has also completed advisory work for TSMC, CloudAlpha, eFusion and Aegis Custody. He has a knack for identifying disruptive trends and winning companies that generate high returns for clients. 

 

Daniel was an award-winning global technology equity analyst and Managing Director who ranked #1 for five consecutive years at BofA-Merrill Lynch(now BofAS). Daniel is known for his systematic research process, which generated differentiated, non-consensus investment recommendations for global institutional investors. He also held key leadership roles as the global head of BofAS semiconductor research and earlier as head of Asia/Japan technology over his 17 years at the firm. 

 

Daniel holds a Masters in Business from Kellogg School, Northwestern and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from Bowdoin College.

Peter Jaeger

Peter L Jaeger

Strategic Advisor

A native New Yorker, Peter has a 30-year career in financial markets and listed derivatives.  He is a fluent Japanese speaker/reader/writer who has earned peerless credibility with investors, intermediaries, and regulators in Japan and globally.

 

Peter entered finance in 1988 as a bond salesman at Bankers Trust, Tokyo, covering Japanese and Asian clients.  He advanced to MD country head and Asia Pacific regional head roles at JP Morgan, BAML, and Citi, where he covered senior clients, drove strategic pitches, and hired and led teams as a selling manager.  His markets knowledge is comprehensive across products and asset classes.

 

Peter is Senior Director, Japan and Japan/Asia marketer for Medley Global Advisors, the exclusive deep-sourced market research firm that covers monetary policy, macroeconomics, domestic politics and geopolitics for G10 and emerging nations from its locations in New York, London, and Asia.

 

Peter holds an auditor role on the board of the Tokyo Commodities Exchange (TOCOM), having served as a non-executive director for seven years prior.  He also served as Vice-President, Board Member, and Chairman of the Virtual Currency Committee at FIA Japan for nine years.  In these roles, Peter has had extensive interaction with Japan’s key market regulators, the FSA and METI. 

Luke Lam

Senior Developer

Over fifteen years of experience in software development. An original development team member of Eclipse Trading. Instrumental in developing the company’s first proprietary low latency derivatives market-making system allowing it to become one of the primary Market Makers on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Deep experience in working with major derivative exchanges across the APAC region. At the HKU Department of Computer Science, worked on cryptography research projects in areas such as digital surveillance and DDoS attacks.


Luke has a degree in computer science from the University of Hong Kong.

 

Jacob Lam

Senior Analyst

Jacob has diverse experience in the financial industry, having worked in banking and private equity firms.


Deep financial industry experience gained at Harbour Capital as an investment analyst, including financial modelling and sector analysis ranging from early-stage investments to mega-caps. Prior to this role, he was an investment banking intern at JP Morgan, where he participated in several IPOs, including the IPO of China Merchants Securities. He also worked as a Sales and Trading intern at State Street.

Jacob was born and raised in Hong Kong. He graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with majors in Economics and Finance.

Daphne Cheung

Office Manager

Daphne is our office manager with 10 years of experience in professional office executive assistant positions. Daphne graduated from the University of New England in Australia with a Bachelors degree in Hospitality Business Management.