Our people

The skill, dedication, vision and creativity of our people drives our success.

Investcorp develops, retains and attracts talented people of many nationalities, and provides a distinctive culture in which they can thrive and excel. We promote an entrepreneurial environment and a partnership mindset.

We employ dedicated, client-focused individuals with the ability to make the right connections to the right deals on behalf of clients.

Absolute return investments

  • Gregory Berman

    Gregory Berman

    New York

    Gregory Berman

    Gregory Berman

    New York

    Principal, Absolute Return Investments

    Gregory Berman joined Investcorp in 2015 as Co-Head of Fundamental Strategies. Greg joins from Lyxor Asset Management where he was the Director and Head of Credit Hedge Fund Strategies. Prior to joining Lyxor, he was responsible for hedge funds selection across credit, event and equity strategies at Allianz Alternative Management until 2012. Prior to joining Allianz, Greg was an Associate Director at Bear Stearns where he structured and marketed Collateralized Debt Obligations and other structured funds.

    Greg holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University and is a CFA charter holder.

  • Vincent Berthelemy

    Vincent Berthelemy

    New York

    Vincent Berthelemy

    Vincent Berthelemy

    New York

    Vice President, Absolute Return Investments

    Vincent Berthelemy joined Investcorp in 2014 from Lyxor Asset Management where he spent five years as a Hedge Funds and Portfolio Management Analyst.  Prior to that, Vincent was an intern for the Structured Alternative Investment Group of Société Générale (Corporate & Investment Banking) in London.  Vincent also served as an intern in the New Client Solutions Group at Newedge Group, S.A. in Hong Kong. 

    He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance & Corporate Strategy from the L’Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences po).  Vincent is also a holder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation.

  • Chris Carolan

    Chris Carolan

    London

    Chris Carolan

    Chris Carolan

    London

    Vice President, Absolute Return Investments

    Chris Carolan joined Investcorp in 1999 from Cedel International, where he was a Senior Analyst and the divisional controller of the product strategy and finance division, which specialized in innovative securities lending programs. Prior to Cedel, Chris spent eight years with Mitsubishi Trust & Banking Corporation and Industrial Bank of Japan where he was involved in launching/trading ECP programs and developed Treasury Planning. Chris served as Operations manager in both firms.  Chris's initial foundation in international banking was with Irving Trust Company where he spent nine years specializing in funds control and new instruments.

    Chris was an Associate of the Institute of Bankers, which has now been superseded by the Chartered Bankers Institute.

  • Dean Clinton

    Dean Clinton

    Bahrain

    Dean Clinton

    Dean Clinton

    Bahrain

    Principal, Absolute Return Investments

    Dean Clinton joined Investcorp in 2010 from Fortis Prime Fund Solutions where he was the head of operations for fund services within the Europe region. Prior to that, he worked in the area of product control with Warburg Dillon Read, Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan after having completed his articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Dean holds a B.Compt Honours degree in Financial Accounting from the University of South Africa and is also a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

  • Edgar Coatman

    Edgar Coatman

    New York

    Edgar Coatman

    Edgar Coatman

    New York

    Vice President, Absolute Return Investments

    Edgar Coatman joined Investcorp in 2007 from BKF Asset Management where he managed the firm's sales and marketing support team for six years. Prior to that, he was a Director in the Investment Banking Creative Services department where he worked for 10 years and oversaw a design department that functioned as an internal creative agency for the firm.

    Edgar holds an MFA from Queens College C.U.N.Y and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute.

  • Lionel Erdely

    Lionel Erdely

    New York

    Lionel Erdely

    Lionel Erdely

    New York

    Head and Chief Investment Officer, Absolute Return Investments

    Lionel Erdely is the Head and CIO of Alternative Investment Solutions at Investcorp, overseeing its diverse offerings in Hedge Fund Partnerships, Special Opportunity Portfolios, Alternative Risk Premia and Multi-manager Solutions. Under his leadership, the AIS platform has broadened its institutional investor base globally including large public pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, endowments and foundations and family offices.  Mr. Erdely was instrumental in developing a dedicated cross asset research team and early adoption of Alternative Risk Premia as a key competency. Investcorp continues to specialize in Emerging Managers and has invested in more than 80 managers in the first year of their launch and 20 managers on Day 1 as a Strategic Partner. Mr. Erdely serves as a member of Investcorp’s Operating Committee, the Financial and Risk Management Committee, and chairs the Investment Committees for Alternative Investment Solutions.

    Prior to joining Investcorp in 2013, Mr. Erdely worked for 11 years at Lyxor Asset Management, where he held the dual position of Chief Investment Officer (2004 – 2013) and Chief Executive Officer of Lyxor Inc. (2009 – 2013). Prior to joining Lyxor, he was a Vice President in the Equity Corporate Finance department at Société Générale, where he worked on several IPOs, capital increases and convertible bond issues.  Mr. Erdely holds an M.B.A. degree in Finance from the École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) in Paris.

  • Jonathan Feeney

    Jonathan Feeney

    New York

    Jonathan Feeney

    Jonathan Feeney

    New York

    Managing Director, Absolute Return Investments

    Jonathan Feeney joined Investcorp in 2003. He is the Senior Strategy analyst responsible for Macro and Relative Value investments, as well as being responsible for investment oversight of our Hedge Fund Partnerships platform.

    Prior to joining Investcorp, Jonathan worked for Cazenove Capital Management in London where he was a member of the Investment Strategy and Investment Process teams. Jonathan has also held positions in management consulting, risk and quantitative analysis and has more than eighteen years' investment experience.

    Jonathan holds a MSc. in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol and the IIMR (UK equivalent of the CFA) as well as being an Associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP).

  • John Franklin

    John Franklin

    New York

    John Franklin

    John Franklin

    New York

    Managing Director, COO, Placement and Relationship Management – North America & Europe

    John Franklin joined Investcorp in 1997 and is currently the COO of Placement and Relationship Management in North America and Europe. He has held different roles and responsibilities at Investcorp including COO, Head of Institutional Sales, Head of Asset Allocation and Business Analyst for Investcorp’s Absolute Return Investments group.

    Prior to Investcorp, John was with Citigroup implementing securities custody solutions for Citibank locations in Eastern Europe.

    John holds an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur, India and has a BE in Electronics and Communications. He holds a CFA Charter and FINRA Series 24, 7 and 63 certifications.

  • Fredrik Guster

    Fredrik Guster

    New York

    Fredrik Guster

    Fredrik Guster

    New York

    Principal, Absolute Return Investments

    Fredrik joined Investcorp in 2016 to focus on manager seeding and special investment opportunities. Before joining Investcorp, Fredrik was Head of Strategy and Business Development at Sarissa Capital Management. Prior to that he was Director in the Prime Services Capital Solutions group at Barclays and Managing Director in the investment team at Rock Maple Funds while also developing his own investment firm. Fredrik started his career at Goldman Sachs International in their London-based Investment Banking Division before moving to Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies in New York.

    Fredrik holds a B.S. in Finance from Penn State University and M.S. in Financial Economics from the Norwegian School of Management.

  • Jonathan Joyce

    Jonathan Joyce

    New York

    Jonathan Joyce

    Jonathan Joyce

    New York

    Principal – Head of Operational Risk, Absolute Return Investments

    Jonathan Joyce joined Investcorp in 2014 as the Head of Operational Risk. Previously he worked at FRM Investments LLC, a division of Man Group Plc, where he spent six years and was most recently the Deputy Head of Business Risk. Prior to this he was a Senior Associate at Ernst and Young for four years where he qualified as CPA in the State of New York. His license is currently inactive.

    Jonathan holds a Master of Science in Accountancy and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Nathalie Klein

    Nathalie Klein

    New York

    Nathalie Klein

    Nathalie Klein

    New York

    Vice President, Absolute Return Investments & Credit Management

    Nathalie Klein joined Investcorp in 2012 as a member of the institutional sales and client relationships team for the firm's Alternative Investment Solutions business. She is currently the Head of Client Services for the Alternative Investment Solutions and Credit Management businesses.

    Nathalie joined Investcorp from Eos Partners, where she was the Director of Marketing and Investor Relations. Prior to that, she held a similar position at Eddystone Capital. Nathalie was formerly an Investment Analyst at Contrarian Capital Management, after previously working as an investment banker in the M&A group at Credit Suisse First Boston.

    Nathalie holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School at the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Murali Krishna

    Murali Krishna

    Bahrain

    Murali Krishna

    Murali Krishna

    Bahrain

    Vice President, Absolute Return Investments

    Murali Krishna is a member of the risk team for Investcorp's alternative investment solutions group.

    Murali joined Investcorp in 2007 from Polaris where he worked as Business Analyst and developed risk management systems, banking projects & consulting assignments. Prior to that Murali spent four years in depository & custodial services and seven years in retail banking. 

    Murali holds an MBA from Osmania University (India) and a Financial Risk Manager accredited by Global Association of Risk Managers (GARP). He is a member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a member of the Institute of Bankers.

  • Nilesh Ladha

    Nilesh Ladha

    Bahrain

    Nilesh Ladha

    Nilesh Ladha

    Bahrain

    Associate Vice President, Absolute Return Investments

    Nilesh Ladha joined Investcorp in 2011 from KPMG Bahrain where he spent three years providing audit, fund accounting and advisory services.  Prior to KPMG, Nilesh spent one year with IndiaInfoline Limited, in various roles including research analysis and relationship management.

    Before joining Investcorp as a permanent employee, Nilesh worked for the alternative investment solutions team for two and a half years as a consultant.

    Nilesh holds Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Rajasthan and a Master's Degree in Business Administration.

  • David Lee

    David Lee

    New York

    David Lee

    David Lee

    New York

    David Lee is a Partner of GP Investments, Investments within the Absolute Return Investments group, based in New York.

    Prior to his current role, Mr. Lee was Head of Transactions for Credit Suisse Anteil Capital Partnes. Prior to this, Mr. Lee was the Head of Asset Management Advisory at Perella Weinberg Partners within its investment banking unit, and Head of M&A, Strategy & Business Development at New York Life Investment Management. Previously, Mr. Lee was an Associate at Deutsche Bank’s Financial Institutions Group focusing on asset management and financial services M&A and Corporate Attorney at Seward & Kissel LLP, also focusing on asset management M&A.

    Mr. Lee also served as a strategic advisor to BNM Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm in the travel & hospitality industry, and an advisor to Powerscale Capital Management, a private investment firm providing endowment style investment advisory services to ultra-high-net worth families.

    Mr. Lee received a Bachelor of Arts from University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. 

  • Gabriel S. Mairzadeh

    Gabriel Mairzadeh

    New York

    Gabriel S. Mairzadeh

    Gabriel Mairzadeh

    New York

    Principal and General Counsel, Absolute Return Investments

    Gabriel Mairzadeh joined Investcorp in 2015 from Balestra Capital where he was Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to Balestra Capital, Gabriel spent seven years at BlackRock Alternative Advisors, and previously practiced law with Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and accountancy at Deloitte & Touche LLP.

    Gabriel has a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law (magna cum laude) and a BBA in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College in New York (summa cum laude). He also holds the IACCP, CPA and CFA designations.

  • Anthony Maniscalco

    Anthony Maniscalco

    New York

    Anthony Maniscalco

    Anthony Maniscalco

    New York

    Anthony Maniscalco is a Managing Partner and Head of GP Investments within the Absolute Return Investments group, based in New York.

    Prior to his current role, Mr. Maniscalco was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Credit Suisse Anteil Capital Partners.  Prior to this, he was Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions business at The Blackstone Group.  At Blackstone, he was a founding member and on the investment committee of Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings, a USD 3.3 billion private, permanent capital vehicle focused on acquiring minority interests in hedge funds and other alternative asset managers.

    Prior to Blackstone, Mr. Maniscalco was Head of Alternative Asset Management Banking at Barclays (and its predecessor Lehman Brothers) within its Financial Institutions Group.  Prior to this role, Mr. Maniscalco was head of the Media and Telecom vertical within Lehman Brothers' Leveraged Finance Group. Early in his career, he worked at Bank of America and its predecessor Continental Bank in Chicago, focused on high yield, mezzanine, syndicated bank loans, and interim financing products.

    Anthony holds a B.S. from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

  • Matthew McCann

    Matthew McCann

    New York

    Matthew McCann

    Matthew McCann

    New York

    Vice President, Absolute Return Investments

    Matt McCann joined Investcorp in 2017 as Vice President, Business Development in the Alternative Investment Solutions group. Before joining Investcorp, Matt was Director of Institutional Sales at SkyBridge Capital where he joined in 2005. In this role he managed the marketing efforts for various SkyBridge offerings to investors throughout the U.S. including public and private pension funds, endowments and foundations, insurance companies, consultants, family offices and RIAs. Matt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a concentration in Management, from Hofstra University.

  • Elena Ranguelova

    Elena Ranguelova

    New York

    Elena Ranguelova

    Elena Ranguelova

    New York

    Principal, Portfolio Strategist, Absolute Return Investments

    Elena Ranguelova joined Investcorp in 2013 as the Head of Credit and Equity Strategies and became Portfolio Strategist in 2016. Previously, she worked at Pioneer Investments as the Global Head of Credit and Event Driven Strategy Research for the Funds of Hedge Funds business. She was also Member of the Board Directors for Pioneer Alternative Investments - NY. Prior to that, Elena was the Head of Fundamental Strategies for Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York, working closely with institutional investors and hedge funds on portfolio solutions and investments across credit and equities.

    Elena started her investment career at Lehman Brothers as a structured credit strategist in New York.  Elena holds a Ph. D. in Economics from Harvard University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Mathematics from Wellesley College, Massachusetts. Her articles on finance and public economics have been published in, among other journals, the American Economic Review. 

  • Marina Rodrigues

    Marina Rodrigues

    New York

    Marina Rodrigues

    Marina Rodrigues

    New York

    Vice President, Absolute Return Investments

    Marina Rodrigues is a part of the Alternative Investment Solutions team having joined Investcorp in 2003 from Arab Insurance Group where she spent six years in Human Capital Administration and Training department.

    Marina is involved in Hedge Fund Sourcing, Performance Analytics and Evaluation functions, Client servicing of strategic clients and Data Management and Administration.

    Marina holds a BS in Science from the Mangalore University, India and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from Karnataka, India.

  • Nick Vamvakas

    Nick Vamvakas

    New York

    Nick Vamvakas

    Nick Vamvakas

    New York

    Managing Director, Absolute Return Investments

    Nick Vamvakas is responsible for the Hedge Fund Partnerships and Special Opportunity businesses. Mr. Vamvakas joined Investcorp in 2010 from Lyxor Asset Management, a subsidiary of the Societe Generale Group, where he developed and managed hedge fund seeding programs. Mr. Vamvakas has more than 21 years of experience in alternative investments. Before joining Lyxor Asset Management, he was President and a Director of BAREP Asset Management USA, Inc. and prior to becoming President he established and reinforced Societe Generale's alternative presence in Ireland as Managing Director of Societe Generale Alternative Investment (Ireland) Ltd., a Dublin-based asset management firm. Mr. Vamvakas also spent time working with BAM USA, where he was an Executive Vice President and in charge of organizational development.

    Nick holds a BS in Finance from DePaul University, Chicago and is a member of the National Futures Association.

  • Andrew Weymann

    Andrew Weymann

    New York

    Andrew Weymann

    Andrew Weymann

    New York

    Vice President, Absolute Return Investments

    Andrew Weymann joined Investcorp in 2015 from Rock Creek Group in Washington, DC where he spent 5 years evaluating hedge fund investments across strategies with a particular emphasis on emerging hedge funds.  Prior to that, Andrew worked in the Private Equity Consulting Group at Cambridge Associates in Arlington, Virginia. Andrew obtained a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Accounting, from Miami University (Ohio).

  • Gayan Wijesinha

    Gayan Wijesinha

    New York

    Gayan Wijesinha

    Gayan Wijesinha

    New York

    Vice President, Absolute Return Investments

    Gayan Wijesinha joined Investcorp in 2011 from Carlton Capital Partners where he was an assistant portfolio manager investing in hedge funds. Prior to this, he worked for Baltic Asset Management, a family office fund of hedge funds, as a senior analyst. Gayan joined the investment field in 2006 working for Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management as a senior financial analyst investing in equity, fixed income and alternative assets for high net worth clients. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Gayan worked for five years with KPMG in London in the Audit and Corporate Finance departments.

    Gayan holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. He is member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a CFA charter holder.