Company

An award winning fixed income specialist, Signet has been offering multi-asset class investment solutions to High Net Worth Individuals and Institutional Investors for over 20 years. Signet Capital Management Limited ("SCML"), authorized and regulated by the FCA and based in London, acts as fund investment management company and principal fund distributor. SCML is advised notably by Signet Research & Advisory SA ("SRA"), located in Switzerland.

Philosophy

A transformation is taking place in the investment universe. It is vital to understand that demographics will worsen over the next thirty-five years and this is already having a dramatic influence on asset prices. We are feeling the impact of a declining and aging population, on growth and on wealth creation / destruction. This is magnified by the large levels in private and public debt in the world. The impact suggests that slow growth, low inflation and low rates of return can be expected to be with us long into the future.

But it is not such a dark environment. Technological advance and digitization are advancing rapidly, which will benefit society and cause exciting creation and Schumpeterian destruction of wealth in tech, energy, finance and consumer markets.

In such an environment capital preservation is key. In order to generate the most secure returns, our investors should own well researched high yielding corporate bonds and loans and invest in equities in a market neutral fashion to benefit from corporate change without relying on rising prices for gain.

This conservative, neutral, protected investment approach is a hallmark of Signet’s portfolio management and ascribes itself perfectly to the future we expect for our investors.

History

Timeline

1993
April 2

Signet Established

Signet is founded by Robert Marquardt and the first fund launched, Managed Futures Limited, with Philip Boylan, current Signet COO and CCO, as external administrator. Philip Boylan has since created and overseen every Signet corporate entity and fund structure, working closely with Mr. Marquardt for over 23 years.
1994
August 29

Signet’s first Fund-of-Funds launched

The first Signet fund-of-funds is launched, the Market Neutral Fund. Market Neutral investing is a new and emerging concept.
1995
December 10

Serge Umansky forms Signet New Capital Markets

New Capital Markets Corp. – a Washington DC based fund management firm headed by Serge Umansky joins forces with Signet to start Signet New Capital Markets Fund. In 1997, Signet New Capital Markets Fund would become the number one performance rated emerging markets hedge fund in the US.
1999
May 14

Signet Gets A New Address

Robert Marquardt and Serge Umansky join forces and move Signet to Switzerland, forming Signet Research & Advisory SA. Signet’s award winning Global Fixed Income Fund is created to take advantage of the dislocations from the 1998 financial crisis.
2003
September 1

Signet Gold Share Class Introduced to Investors

Signet Capital Management Limited, the FCA regulated UK entity is formed. Signet’s award winning gold share classes are opened due to the debasing dollar, negative real rates and the resulting end of the 20-year gold bear market.
2006
June 23

Signet Grows Significantly

Signet’s business grows rapidly and additional offices are opened in the US, Hong Kong, Ireland and Cyprus. Assets grow to $4 billion.
2010
October 20

Signet Gets Involved With UCITS

Signet re-invents itself by structuring a Dublin-based UCITS V platform (High Income strategies).
2013
March 1

Signet’s institutional business sold to Morgan Creek Capital

A renowned US based institutional asset manager purchases Signet’s institutional business in Europe. Signet retains the UCITS platform and some specialty funds while refocusing its effort on different client geographies.
October 1

Whiteridge Funds platform launched

Whiteridge Global Energy and Whiteridge Global Income are private investment funds focusing on alternative investment strategies.
2014
June 29

Signet Launches Wealth Management Business

Signet wealth management business designs and manages customized portfolios and focused investment products for qualified high net worth clients.
September 1

Dmitry Evenko Joins Signet

Dmitry Evenko joins Signet – Spectrum Partners Ltd. business merges into Signet.
2016
February 1

Signet Gains Shareholders

Dmitry Evenko and Roman Fetisov become major shareholders of the Signet Group.

Executive Board

Sally Jenkins, Analyst

David Banner, Portfolio Manager

Bruce Wayne, Risk Manager

Alexander Luther, Sales & Marketing

Robert Marquardt – Founding Partner
Co-Head of Investment Management and member of Signet’s Investment Committee, has well over two decades of experience with Fixed Income. He is responsible for overall portfolio management and the development of Signet’s investment strategy.

Serge Umansky – Founding Partner
Co-Head of Investment Management and member of Signet’s Investment Committee, is responsible for Signet’s portfolio construction. Serge's direction of research and development efforts has resulted in a cutting-edge proprietary risk management system.

Dmitry Evenko – Senior Partner
Prior to joining Signet as Senior Partner in 2015, Dmitry was the Founding Partner and CEO of Spectrum Partners, a leading hedge fund management firm (over $300m AUM) focusing on Russia and CIS. From 1995 to 2000, Dmitry Evenko was Head of Capital Markets and President of Fleming UCBthe Russian arm of Robert Fleming & Co.

Roman Fetisov – Partner

Roman started his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an Investment Banker. Prior to joining Signet, Roman co-founded Martingale Capital Partners - investing primarily across Emerging Markets via Martingale Emerging Markets Fund. Roman holds an MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Team

Philip Boylan – Chief Operations Officer
Philip is a chartered accountant with over 25 years of experience in fund structuring and administration. He is also a Chief Compliance officer for Signet’s regulated fund management business.

Oleg Tikhturov – Senior Investment Specialist
Oleg is a member of Signet’s Investment Committee and involved in investment research, trade execution and compliance monitoring. He has experience in capital markets research, investment banking, private equity and venture capital investments.

Marco Meli – Senior Investment Specialist
Marco is involved in Investment Analysis as well as Portfolio Management, and also involved in Business Development. He has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry, most of which in Alternative Investments. Marco is CFA and CAIA Charterholder.

Marina Franklin –Senior Investment Specialist
Marina is Research & Portfolio Management Specialist at Signet working on hedge fund investments and US centric strategies. Marina is based in the US and has been focusing on absolute return investment strategies since 2004.

Timothy Mayne – Investment Specialist 
Timothy is involved in investment research for liquid markets and private equity/venture investments.

Victor Iezuitov – Investment Specialist, Chief AML Officer
Victor is a Chief AML officer for Signet Group’s operations in Europe. He is also actively involved in private equity investments, client relations, structuring and compliance.

Laurent Bruchez – Head of Risk Management
Laurent is responsible for the Risk Management of Signet funds. Laurent has a decade of experience in asset and risk management. Prior to joining Signet in 2006, Laurent was Associate Risk Manager at Credit Agricole. He is a CFA Charterholder.

Irene Umansky – Managing Partner (Private Equity)
Irene is responsible for sourcing and managing private equity investments in energy and commercial property sectors.

Hedeer El-Showk – CTO
Hedeer has over a decade of experience in alternative assets and risk management. He has a very strong mathematical background contributing to development of Signet’ s cutting edge research tools.

Irina Golofast – Operations Manager
Irina is responsible for operational support of Signet Group and Signet managed portfolios. She is also involved in structuring, private wealth management solutions and reporting.

About Us

An award winning fixed income specialist, Signet has been offering multi-asset class investment solutions to High Net Worth Individuals and Institutional Investors for over 20 years. Signet Capital Management Limited ("SCML"), authorized and regulated by the FCA and based in London, acts as fund investment management company and principal fund distributor. SCML is advised notably by Signet Research & Advisory SA ("SRA"), located in Switzerland. Signet’s range of portfolios is available via Signet UCITS Funds plc, an Ireland based, UCITS V compliant, umbrella fund company or via a BVI fund platform called Signet Multi-Manager Inc. ("SMMI").

Our Executive Board

Tex Winter, CEO

Walter White, Senior Portfolio Manager

Clark Kent, COO

Our Team

Sally Jenkins, Analyst

David Banner, Portfolio Manager

Bruce Wayne, Risk Manager

Alexander Luther, Sales & Marketing

Robert Marquardt – Senior Partner
Co-Head of Investment Management, has well over two decades of experience with Fixed Income. He is responsible for overall portfolio management and the development of Signet’s investment strategy.

Serge Umansky – Senior Partner
Co-Head of Investment Management, is responsible for Signet’s portfolio construction. Serge's direction of research and development efforts has resulted in a cutting-edge proprietary risk management system.

About Us

An award winning fixed income specialist, Signet has been offering multi-asset class investment solutions to High Net Worth Individuals and Institutional Investors for over 20 years. Signet Capital Management Limited ("SCML"), authorized and regulated by the FCA and based in London, acts as fund investment management company and principal fund distributor. SCML is advised notably by Signet Research & Advisory SA ("SRA"), located in Switzerland. Signet’s range of portfolios is available via Signet UCITS Funds plc, an Ireland based, UCITS V compliant, umbrella fund company or via a BVI fund platform called Signet Multi-Manager Inc. ("SMMI").

Our Executive Board

Tex Winter, CEO

Walter White, Senior Portfolio Manager

Clark Kent, COO

Our Team

Sally Jenkins, Analyst

David Banner, Portfolio Manager

Bruce Wayne, Risk Manager

Alexander Luther, Sales & Marketing

Robert Marquardt – Senior Partner
Co-Head of Investment Management, has well over two decades of experience with Fixed Income. He is responsible for overall portfolio management and the development of Signet’s investment strategy.

Serge Umansky – Senior Partner
Co-Head of Investment Management, is responsible for Signet’s portfolio construction. Serge's direction of research and development efforts has resulted in a cutting-edge proprietary risk management system.