Jean Medernach, Chairman
Jean Medernach is an independent auditor licensed in Luxembourg and a former US certified public accountant. Mr Medernach has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting in Luxembourg, Asia and the US as well as 12 years as a finance and investment director of a Luxembourg investment company. Mr Medernach is a Luxembourg national.
Michael Baines is a graduate of the University of Oxford and The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and has previously held high-level positions such as the Head of Risk Management and Deputy Chairman of Robert Fleming Securities and Managing Director at Atlas Capital. Mr Baines is the Chairman of both Church House Investment Management and Campion Capital. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of the BlackRock Armed Forces Common Investment Fund.
Dr Edelstein joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley in 1985 after being a Professor of Finance at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and is active in the fields of real estate economics, finance, and property taxation; energy and environmental economics; public finance; and urban financial problems. He has been President and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. He is a member of the Board of the Asian Real Estate Society. Dr Edelstein received an A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. Robert Edelstein is a United States National.
Franck Mathé is a senior portfolio manager at EFFICAP in Paris. He holds a Doctor of Mathematics degree and a Master’s degree in Finance from HEC (Hautes études commerciales) Paris. With more than 15 years’ experience in the sector, he is director of a number of other investment funds.
Yves Mertz has been a member of the Luxembourg Chartered Accountants Institute and the Luxembourg Independent Auditors Institute since 1984. Prior to joining Compagnie Européenne de Révision, he was founder and partner of Mazars Luxembourg where he acquired extensive experience in the life insurance and reinsurance sectors. He holds a Master degree in finance and EDP processing from the Faculté Universitaire de Mons, Belgium. Mr Mertz is a Belgium national.
Guner Turkmen has extensive experience in trading, risk and asset management and asset allocation. In 2000 he founded Cougar Asset Management, an independent hedge fund manager. In 2006 he co-founded Union Capital Group and was in charge of asset management through 2011. At the end of 2007, he founded Lake Geneva Investment Partners S.A. Mr Turkmen is a Turkish national.