About

People

One of our unique attributes is the longevity of our team. Aurum’s founding members are still closely associated with the firm. We have over 60 employees worldwide, over 70% have been part of the Aurum group for over 5 years.

This longevity and commitment is something that we are tremendously proud of. We value the benefits diversity brings to a business. 38% of the Aurum funds’ directors are women.

Bermuda management team
London management team

Dudley Cottingham

Chairman, Aurum Fund Management Ltd.

Dudley is a founding member and has been a director of Aurum Fund Management Ltd. since 1994 and is a director of each of the Aurum Funds and other financial services entities.

He was a Principal of the Arthur Morris Group of Companies, a Bermuda-based audit and financial services group for 40 years until 2018. He now provides consulting and non-executive directorship services. Dudley is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, CPA Bermuda, Institute of Directors and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Adam Hopkin

Deputy Chairman, Aurum Fund Management Ltd.

Adam is a Director of Continental Management Limited and its subsidiaries, a Bermuda-based financial and corporate services firm. He is a director and Compliance Officer of Aurum Fund Management Ltd. and each of the Bermuda Aurum Funds. He is also a director of Aurum Funds ICAV.

He has been involved in the alternative investment industry since 2003, firstly as an auditor and then for four years at a Bermuda hedge fund administrator where he left as Head of Operations. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and trained with Grant Thornton in the UK before moving to Bermuda in 2003. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Durham and is a member of CPA Bermuda and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Tina Gibbons

Director, Aurum Fund Management Ltd.

Tina has worked for Continental Management Limited (formerly part of AMG) since 1998 in the capacity as corporate administrator for the Investment Adviser and all of the Aurum Funds.

She has been a director of AFML and all of the Aurum Funds since 2009.

Michael Harvey

Director, Aurum Fund Management Ltd.

Mike is a Director of Arthur Morris & Companies (“AMC”), a Bermuda-based audit firm and a Director of Continental Management Limited and subsidiaries, a Bermuda-based financial services group.

He has worked for AMC since 1994 and is a Member of CPA Bermuda. Mike has extensive experience auditing Bermuda registered insurance companies, local and exempted trading companies, private investment holding companies and investment funds. Prior to being appointed as a Director of Aurum Fund Management Ltd. and a director of the Bermuda-domiciled Aurum Funds, Mike acted as an alternate Director for Dudley Cottingham since 2012.

Nancy Morrison

Director, Aurum Fund Management Ltd.

Nancy is the Finance Director of Aurum Fund Management Ltd. responsible for the group accounts since January 2002. She is also a director of Aurum Funds ICAV.

She is a member of CPA Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. She joined the Arthur Morris Group of Companies in Bermuda in January 2002 as a manager and prior to arriving in Bermuda she articled with Grant Thornton LLP in Newfoundland, Canada. In 2009 Nancy moved back to Canada where she is currently self-employed and runs her own financial consultancy business.

Kevin Gundle

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin is a founding member of Aurum Fund Management Ltd. and Chief Executive Officer of Aurum Funds Limited (“AFL”) and Aurum Research Limited (“ARL”), the research arm of the Aurum Group. He is also a Director of several of Aurum’s Bermuda listed offshore funds.

Kevin has been investing in the alternative investment industry for almost 30 years and oversees ARL’s research, risk and investment processes. Kevin is a patron of the One to One Children’s Fund and co-founder of Ark. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in Computer & Control Engineering.

Adam Sweidan

Chief Investment Officer

Adam is a founding member of Aurum Fund Management Ltd. (“AFML”) and Chief Investment Officer of Aurum Funds Limited and Aurum Research Limited, the research arm of the Aurum Group.

Adam is also a Director of several of Aurum’s Bermuda offshore funds. Adam has been investing in the alternative investment industry since 1993. Adam is Chairman of Synchronicity Earth – a UK-based Charity which aims to scale up and deepen the impact of environmental philanthropy. Adam is also Patron of Nature for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and an Honorary Conservation Fellow of ZSL (Zoological Society of London). Adam graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.

Jane Weingartner

Director

Jane is a director and senior executive of Aurum Funds Limited and Aurum Research Limited and has been involved in the running and management of both these companies since their inception in 1994.

Jane is also a director and Money Laundering Reporting Officer for Aurum Funds ICAV and is the Group Compliance Co-ordinator for the Aurum Group. She has also been a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment since April 1996 to present.

Jason Sweidan

Head of Investor relations

Jason joined Aurum Research Limited (“ARL”) in 2001 as an analyst in the Investment Research team, with a focus on global equity funds as well as global macro.

When Jason became a director his responsibilities broadened substantially to include business development. Jason has worked in the investment industry since 1998, and at ARL since 2001. His investment experience started in New York when he began his career working for VZB Partners, an emerging market hedge fund where, in 1999 he was part of the team that managed the top performing emerging market mutual fund in the US. Jason graduated Cum Laude from Brandeis University, Boston, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.

Michelle Bennett

Head of Fund Administration

Michelle joined Aurum Research Limited in 2001 to strengthen the Fund Administration team and became Head of Fund Administration in 2006. Michelle was appointed as a Director of AFL in December 2021.

She is responsible for overseeing the Fund Administration team whose responsibilities include cash management, currency hedging, valuations and trade processing. Prior to Aurum Research Limited, Michelle worked from 1999 at First Quadrant, a boutique asset manager focussing on currency and liquid alternatives. Before this Michelle had roles at Deutsche Bank and Kleinwort Benson as a Client Fund Administrator. She is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Barrie Edwards

Chief Financial Officer

Barrie graduated from Solent University with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Business Studies in 2002 before being accepted as a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 2008.

Barrie was appointed as a Director of Aurum Funds Limited in June 2016, prior to which he held financial control and financial management roles within Aurum Research Limited in the UK and with other financial services firms in the fields of asset management, structured products and investment banking.

Damien Hill

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Damien graduated from the Flinders University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce before commencing his career in 1999 with Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney, Australia.

Damien subsequently spent 5 years with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and 3 years with Arrowgrass Capital Partners, a single manager multi-strategy hedge fund based in London, prior to joining Aurum Research Limited. Damien was appointed as a Director of Aurum Funds Limited in June 2016. Damien is admitted to the Law Society of New South Wales, Australia and the Law Society of England and Wales.