Founder and CIO of Sturgeon Capital, Clemente has a 12- year continuous track record of investing in the New Silk Road region and an intimate knowledge of its investment universe. He holds a degree in Business Administration and Finance from Bocconi University. Before founding Sturgeon, he worked as an analyst for Haussmann Holdings. Clemente was awarded ‘Rising Star of Hedge Funds’ in 2008 by Institutional Investor and has been quoted by the Financial Times, New York Times, Bloomberg, Fox News and other media outlets as an expert on investments in the Silk Road.
CEO of Sturgeon Capital, Kiyan is also Portfolio Manager for Sturgeon Capital’s Alternative Strategies. Prior to joining the firm he was Head of Emerging Market Equity at Roubini Global Economics. Kiyan previously worked at the London Stock Exchange and a number of equity funds. He is a graduate of Imperial College Business School and fluent in Farsi and English.
Ariane is Head of Business Development and Investor Relations at Sturgeon Capital. Prior to joining, she was Business Development Manager at Stenham Asset Management and Liongate Capital Management, where she focused on institutional relationships in Switzerland and the UK. Previously she worked at HSBC Private Bank, as Business Development Executive in Dubai and London. Ariane has 10 years' experience in the industry. She graduated from University College London, holds' the Investment Management Certificate and is fluent in French, Farsi and English.
Head of Operations at Sturgeon, Lanna joined the firm in February 2013, having previously worked at the IFC (part of the World Bank Group) in Washington DC. Lanna holds a BA in Literature and Languages from Yerevan University and an MBA from Imperial College Business School, majoring in Investment Management. She is fluent in Armenian, Russian and English.
Rustam is a Senior Analyst at Sturgeon Capital. He has 8 years’ experience of investing in global emerging markets, consistently achieving strong performance. He previously was an Equity Portfolio Manager at Gazprombank Asset Management, in Moscow, and Deka Investment. Rustam holds a Masters Degree from the University of Münster, Germany. He is fluent in Russian, Lithuanian, German and English.
Robin is a Junior Analyst. He joined the team at Sturgeon in August 2018. He graduated from Exeter University in 2016 with a first class degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern History, before moving out to Iran to study Farsi. He has travelled extensively in the Middle East and Central Asia, including Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia and Turkey. Robin previously worked as an M&A analyst at Arjan Capital. He passed the Level I CFA exam in June 2018 and will sit for Level II in 2019.