Ashok Harish Bhudia, Executive Director

Prior to joining Crossbridge Capital in 2008, Ashok worked for over ten years as an Associate with Credit Suisse in London. Having spent most of his time working in Operations (cash management, reconciliations, equity, fixed income and derivative settlements) and Business IT (business analysis, systems design and testing), Ashok moved to a client facing position within Private banking in 2005, covering High Net Worth clients from the Middle East.

Ashok received his BA (Hons.) degree in Business Studies and Marketing from the University of East London and is an Associate member of the Securities and Investment Institute, London. Most recently, Ashok was awarded the CISI Level 6 Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice & Management.

Wael Charbel, Executive Director

Prior to joining Crossbridge Capital, Wael was a Relationship Manager, at UBS in London with a focus on Saudi Arabia. Before UBS, Wael was a Relationship Manager at Merrill Lynch in London responsible for Corporates and Principal Investors with a focus on Middle East and North African accounts based in Europe.

During 2004 and 2008, Wael worked for Gatehouse Bank, Goldman Sachs and Societe Generale covering Middle Eastern Client accounts.

Wael received his MSc degree in Finance from Imperial College and his BEng. degree in Civil Engineering from University College, London.

Varant Mahdessian, Executive Director

Prior to joining Crossbridge Capital, Varant was Associate Director in the Strategic Solutions Group of Barclays Wealth, where he worked with both the Investment Banking and Wealth Management arms of the Group to generate, structure and execute bespoke solutions for the UHNWI clients of the Group.

Before joining Barclays, Varant was a Vice President at Credit Suisse – Solution Partners from 2005 to 2008. Previously, from 1998, he worked at HSBC Investment Bank’s Corporate Finance Division focusing on South East Europe and Middle East, as well as the CFA team of HSBC Private Bank.

Varant received his BSc degree in Economics as well as his MSc degree from the London School of Economics.

Anne Marie Lobo, Director

Prior to joining Crossbridge Capital, Anne Marie was a client advisor with UBS Wealth Management London and remained with them for eight years. Her main area of expertise is advising UHNW and HNW individuals and families across Asia and Africa and providing bespoke, holistic financial solutions including investment management, property financing, investor visas and insurance. She has also managed a number of wide reaching projects for UBS including complex cross border regulatory initiatives and has been a key member of a number of product and solutions advisory committees.

Anne Marie received her LLB degree from the University of Warwick whilst majoring in Trusts, Business Finance and Tax Law.  She was awarded her CFA Level 1 in 2013 and Investment Management Certificate RDR Level 4 in 2012. She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Tom Beadel, Associate

Prior to joining Crossbridge Capital, Tom worked at City Index as an Associate in Client Management. Prior to City Index, Tom worked for Barclays Bank as a Senior Fraud Agent in the Financial Crime and Operations team.

Tom received his BA Degree in Economics from Reading University and has been awarded both his Investment Management Certificate (IMC) level 4 and Investment Advice Diploma (IAD) level 4.

Natascha Cavers, Associate

Prior to joining Crossbridge Capital, Natascha worked at Smith and Williamson and International Asset Management London as an Investment Associate as part of a team responsible for all aspects of accounting and operations for fund of hedge fund portfolios as well as closed-ended and open-ended listed vehicles.

Prior to International Asset Management London Natascha worked at Trade Risks London as an Associate liaising with brokers and analyzing potential acquisitions on micro-scale.

Natascha received her BSc degree in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol.  Natascha was awarded her Investment Management Certificate (Level 4) in April 2014 and CFA Level 1 in December 2013.