LONDON, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Markham Rae Trade Capital Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of two members to the Advisory Board of MRTCP I L.P.: Kah Chye Tan and Sir David Cooksey, further expanding the knowledge and expertise of its dedicated trade finance team. The unique investment strategy provides investors with access to trade finance exposure without the connected operational and scalability problems.
Sir David Cooksey, GBE has held various high profile roles in his extensive career. After founding venture capital firm Advent Venture Partners in 1981, he went on to hold several senior positions in the private and public sectors including Chairman of the Audit Commission, 1986-1995, a Director of the Bank of England, 1994 - 2005, and a Governor of the Wellcome Trust. He chaired UK Financial Investments Limited from 2009 to 2012. Sir David was also Chairman of London and Continental Railways from 2006 to 2011 and was appointed Chairman of Bechtel Ltd in 2009. Knighted in 1993 he was elevated to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) in 2007.
Kah Chye Tan is one of the world's foremost trade finance bankers. From 2010 to 2015, he was Chairman of the ICC Banking Commission, the leading industry body for the establishment of trade finance standards and policies, and he co-founded the ICC Academy to provide industry-leading business education. In his banking career, Kah Chye has held positions as Managing Director at JPM Chase, Vice Chairman of Barclays Corporate Banking and Global Head of Corporate Cash and Trade for Standard Chartered Bank. Kah Chye has contributed to various global organisations such as the World Trade Organization as a member of its Trade Expert Group and Swift as a member of its Trade Services Advisory Board.
Jonathan Martin, CEO, Markham Rae commented 'Sir David and Kah Chye's combined knowledge experience and understanding is an invaluable addition to the MRTCP I L.P. Advisory Board.'
Luigi La Ferla, Senior Portfolio Manager, Markham Rae added 'We are delighted to welcome Sir David and Kah Chye and look forward to working with them to further enhance the Markham Rae Trade Capital Partners strategy.'
The function of the Advisory Board is to be consulted by the MRTCP I L.P. Manager on general policies and guidelines and prospective investment sectors, and to advise on any conflicts of interest relevant to the Partnership.
About Markham Rae
Markham Rae is an absolute return manager. Our clients are corporate and local authority pension funds, insurance companies and family offices located around the world, currently in the UK, Europe and Canada. For more information visit our website http://www.markhamrae.com. Markham Rae LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and is a signatory of the Hedge Fund Standards Board.
Markham Rae Trade Capital Partners is an investment strategy of Markham Rae LLP, which seeks to provide investors with access to trade finance exposure without connected operational and scalability problems. The strategy provides the full benefits of the superior risk-adjusted returns of trade finance.
SOURCE Markham Rae (UK) Ltd.