Founder and Managing Partner
Focus: Angel Investor, deal sourcing and due diligence, mentoring
Ian founded Monte Carlo Capital, in 2009, after a career in investment banking. Monte Carlo Capital initial purpose was to invest Ian’s asset in private deals. Over time Ian created an eco-system of deal partners, co-investors and advisors to participate in deal sourcing, due diligence, financing and deal monitoring and mentoring.
Ian is regularly the lead investor in the investment round. He is involved in each step of the deal, from deal sourcing, to due diligence, deal structuring, and often joins the board or the advisory board.
Before founding Monte Carlo Capital, Ian was, until 2009, the regional managing director and head of capital markets in Asia for Commerzbank where he was managing all capital markets activities in Asia, including equity derivatives, credit, precious metals, foreign exchange, debt capital markets, as well as the treasuries of HK, Singapore and Shanghai.
Ian started his career in 1993 and previously worked in Paris, London, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong with HSBC, UBS and JPMorgan, holding operational and managerial positions in trading, sales and structuring.
Over the years, Ian has been a keynote speaker in numerous conferences in China, HK, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia and Monaco.
Ian currently lectures venture capital to MBA and finance MSc students at the International University of Monaco.
Ian is a Monégasque and holds a MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics (LSE).
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