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The Privium team has their background in all important elements of the investment management industry.  With the experience of investment banks, accountancy, fund administration and investment management we cover all angles.  We are proud of the international reach of our experiences, both onshore as well as offshore.

Loretta Aina

Loretta Aina

Office Assistant (UK)

Mark Baak

Mark Baak

Director (NL)

‘I enjoy helping out by providing bridges between demand from investors and investment teams with specialised investment solutions’

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Mark Baak is a Director of Privium Fund Management B.V., he has held this position since the establishment of the company. Baak brings 10 years of experience in the asset management industry. Prior to his current role, he founded and headed the fund management team at Finles Capital Management. In his role as Head of portfolio management, he was responsible for external manager selection and portfolio management. He received his master degree in economics from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and is a CAIA charterholder. He initiated the Dutch hedge fund index and is a regular columnist and presenter at industry seminars.

Marlien Blaauw

Marlien Blaauw

Compliance Officer (NL)

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John Griffiths

John Griffiths

Compliance Officer (UK)

‘Translating complex regulation into practical actions’

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John joined Privium as UK Compliance Officer in November 2017. John is a regulatory compliance specialist with over 20 years’ experience of the UK governance, prudential and conduct of business requirements, gained through his experience at the regulator and subsequently as a consultant. Prior to joining Privium, John was a Managing Director at Duff & Phelps which acquired Kinetic Partners, where he was a partner, in January 2015. John had joint responsibility for a team of 24 people, providing compliance advice and assistance to regulated firms in the alternative investment management sector, primarily private equity firms and hedge funds. Since leaving the UK regulator in 2005, where John supervised the activities of a wide range of investment firms, John has had significant experience of assisting firms with their understanding and practical implementation of numerous regulatory initiatives, derived from UK, European and US developments. John initially qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG (London) in 1986, where he spent 9 years in audit.

Clayton Heijman

Clayton Heijman

Director/CEO/CFO

‘I have the best job in the world; together we can turn people’s dreams and ambitions into reality’

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Clayton Heijman is the founder and a Director of Privium Fund Management. During the financial crisis in 2008 he started with Privium, a firm that provides support to investment management initiatives and now has 30+ teams worldwide with over $ 2 Bn AuM. The company has (full scope) investment management licenses in London, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. He also started Darwin Platform, a firm that provides middle office services.

As a Dutch national, obtained a degree from the Dutch H.E.A.O. in Utrecht in 1983 and a Master in Business Administration from Webster University in Leiden in 1986, with an emphasis in marketing and management. After working for Kas-Bank and merchant bank MeesPierson, he joined Goldman Sachs as an executive director in the Equity Finance & Prime Brokerage division from 1994. In 1998 he joined Fortis as a Managing Director to set up the Prime Fund Solutions activities. After leaving in 2006 he worked as a Managing Director at Credit Agricole-Calyon before setting out on his own.

Robert-Jan van Hoorn

Robert-Jan van Hoorn

Associate Director (NL)

‘Be good for your clients and good will come your way!’

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Robert-Jan joined Privium Fund Management B.V. as an Associate Director on June 1 2016. At Privium he will be, among other things, jointly responsible for the investment oversight of the individual Privium funds. Before Privium he worked at Finles Capital Management as a Portfolio Manager for over 12 years, were he was responsible for manager selection, portfolio management and compliance. During his career Robert-Jan has been involved in the structuring of multiple investment funds. He holds a Bachelor degree in Law and Economics. He is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

Ruben Leemeijer

Ruben Leemeijer

Associate Risk Management (NL)

Melissa Newman

Melissa Newman

Compliance Specialist (UK)

Khanh Nguyen

Khanh Nguyen

Senior Operations Associate (NL)

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Felix den Ottolander

Felix den Ottolander

Onboarding & Investment Oversight Specialist (HK)

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Felix leads the fund onboarding process and conducts investment oversight for clients in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Privium, Felix was an Associate Supervision Officer at the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets, where he was part of the Market Integrity & Enforcement division. Felix graduated in the Research Master programme in Philosophy and Economics and holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam. With diverse cultural sensibility and unique travelling experience, Felix has worked in northwestern China as a volunteer and has studied at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Jenny Overman

Jenny Overman

Associate Director (NL)

“When creativity and best practice meet, amazing things can happen!”

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Jenny joined Privium in July 2019 and will be jointly responsible for the investment oversight of the individual Privium funds. Before Privium she was a buy-side equity analyst at ING Investment Office and an assistant portfolio manager for the sustainable discretionary mandates of ABN AMRO MeesPierson and Triodos Bank. Jenny is CFA charterholder. 

Jodi Papadellis

Jodi Papadellis

Office Manager (UK)

‘The moment you stop accepting challenges, is the moment you stop moving forward.’

Eric Pennyfather

Eric Pennyfather

COO (UK)

‘Deliver what you promise’

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Eric is COO of Privium Fund Management (UK) Limited and a member of the executive committee. Eric has over 40 years experience in International and Investment Banking. Previous appointments include Operations Director of Hoare Govett Financial Services, COO of ING North Asia, Chief of Staff in UBS London and COO of Roodhals Capital BV. His career started with 15 years at Grindlays Bank, in internal audit, operations management and branch management in UK, North America, Asia and The Middle East. He then joined Barclays International in the mid 80’s to help manage the formation of BZW. From 1989 he ran a successful consultancy business specialising in Operational Improvement Programmes, before working at UBS and ING between 1996 and 2000. In 2001 he returned to consultancy with assignments in UK and Europe whilst acting as CEO for the European business arm of a global environmental organisation. In 2008 he joined Roodhals and spent most of the following 4 years based in the Netherlands.

Kevin Pijper

Kevin Pijper

Investment Analyst (NL)

“I get energy from helping our investment teams continuously improve their product.”

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Kevin is an investment analyst at Privium Fund Management B.V. since February 2019. At Privium he will be, among other things, jointly responsible for the investment oversight of the individual Privium funds. Previously, Kevin has been employed for nearly five years at Deloitte in the auditing business. Kevin holds a Bachelor degree in Accountancy from the Nyenrode Business University and a Master degree in Finance & Investments from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.  

Nicole Richardson

Nicole Richardson

Onboarding Specialist (UK)

Michael Romanek

Michael Romanek

Non-executive Director (UK)

‘While I’ve seen substantial changes to global financial markets over the prior years, I also see these changes providing great opportunities for investment managers who are adaptable’

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Michael Romanek joined Privium Fund Management (UK) Limited as a non-Executive Director in October 2013 and has served as Director & Board of Managers of General Partner for Privium Selection Management, Luxembourg since August 2011.
Michael is Principal and Founder of Rise Partners Limited, a boutique consultancy group specialising in arranging primary and secondary debt transactions. Client groups include banks, hedge fund and private equity fund managers, institutional investors and family offices. Michael was previously Director of Alternative Investments for Fortis Bank’s Merchant Banking Division where his role spanned multiple business lines in providing services to the alternative investment funds sector. Prior to joining Fortis, he was head of European operations for a listed derivatives trading platform firm and was a consultant to and Business Development Manager for Group Deutsche Börse. Michael began his career in the early 1990s as a derivatives trader on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange followed by the London International Financial Futures & Options Exchange (now part of NYSE Euronext).

Dugald Ross

Dugald Ross

Business Consultant (NL)

‘I really enjoy the melding of scenarios, ideas and processes in getting the many aspects of a funds operations to work successfully in the real world’

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We work as your business partner so you can focus on what you do best. Our aim is to make the complex simple, bringing all the working parties and moving parts together in a single operational product. We focus on the elements you wish to combine in your fund as well as offering feedback for normal practice, unusual ideas and act as a sounding board for how the behind scenes work in practice.
I really enjoy the melding of scenarios, ideas and processes in getting the many aspects of a funds operations to work successfully in the real world. Every fund is different with different needs, aims and strategies. Dealing with the complexities of domicile, regulation, reporting, process and strategy then being able to combine it all into a single working product at the same time as helping our investment advisors is hugely satisfying.

Nico Schoonderwoerd

Nico Schoonderwoerd

Risk Manager (NL)

‘Keep the risks for the weekend’

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Nico Schoonderwoerd is the risk manager of Privium Fund Management. He keeps oversight of the risks of our clients and of Privium. He has a Ph.D. in theoretical physics and worked from 1999 until 2004 in Amsterdam Option Traders and Binck as Head of Research and Risk Manager. He acquired front-desk experience in ABN-Amro Asset Management (2004-2005) and the Bermuda-based hedgefund Concordia Advisors (2006-2007).

Gaia Udage

Gaia Udage

Compliance Specialist (UK)

‘Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.’

Marteis Versluis

Marteis Versluis

Senior Account Manager (NL)

Marco Wong

Marco Wong

Operations Associate (HK)

Yang Zhao (George)

Yang Zhao (George)

Senior Account Manager (NL)

‘Quality in a service is not evaluated by what you put into it, but by what your clients get out of it. Be the reason to make a difference for them!’