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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 54 employees worldwide, over 78% 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’s funds’ directors are women and 39% of our team are women.

Dudley Cottingham

President

Dudley has been a director of Aurum Fund Management Ltd. since 1994. He is also a director of each of the Bermuda Aurum Funds, Aurum Funds ICAV, Aurum Fund Management (Europe) DAC and Aurum UCITS Funds ICAV and other financial services entities.

He was a Principal of the Arthur Morris Group of Companies (“AMG”), a Bermuda-based audit and financial services group for 40 years until 2018 and now acts as a Consultant to AMG. He has also been a shareholder of Aurum Fund Management Ltd. since 1994 and has over 25 years’ experience in the investment industry as a director, trustee and committee member of various investing entities and as an investor himself. Mr Cottingham is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Fellow of CPA Bermuda and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Dudley Cottingham

Adam Hopkin

Vice President

Adam is a Principal at the Arthur Morris Group of Companies (“AMG”), a Bermuda-based audit and financial services group. 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, Aurum Fund Management (Europe) DAC and Aurum UCITS Funds ICAV.  He has over 15 years’ experience in the alternative investment industry, 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.

Adam Hopkin

Tina Gibbons

Director, Aurum Fund Management Ltd.

Tina has worked for the Arthur Morris Group of Companies since 1998 in the capacity as corporate administrator for Aurum Fund Management Ltd. (“AFML”) and all of the Bermuda Aurum Funds.

She has been a director of AFML and all of the Bermuda Aurum Funds since 2009. Prior to joining the Arthur Morris Group of Companies, Tina worked at the Ministry of Works and Engineering of the Government of Bermuda.

Tina Gibbons

Michael Harvey

Director, Aurum Fund Management Ltd.

Mike is a Principal at the Arthur Morris Group of Companies (“AMG”), a Bermuda-based audit and financial services firm.

Mike has been employed by Arthur Morris & Company Limited for 25 years and joined the company from Glasgow, Scotland soon after becoming a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Mike has over 25 years’ of 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 for over 7 years.

Michael Harvey

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 UCITS Funds ICAV, Aurum Fund Management (Europe) DAC and Aurum Funds ICAV.

She is a member of the Association of Chartered Professional Accountants of 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 (“AMG”) in Bermuda in January 2002 as a manager and prior to arriving in Bermuda she articled with Grant Thornton LLP in Newfoundland, Canada for three years. In 2009 Nancy moved to Canada. She is currently self-employed and runs her own financial consultancy business whose major client is AMG.

Nancy Morrison

Kevin Gundle

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin is a founding member of Aurum Fund Management Ltd. and Chief Executive Officer of Aurum Funds Limited 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 more than 25 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.

Kevin Gundle

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 listed offshore funds. Adam has been investing in the alternative investment industry for more than 25 years. Prior to co-founding AFML, Adam worked as a hedge fund research analyst for European Investment Managers (EIM). 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.

Adam Sweidan

Jane Weingartner

Director, Aurum Research Limited

Jane is a Director of Aurum UCITS Funds ICAV, Aurum Fund Management (Europe) DAC, Aurum Funds ICAV, Aurum Funds Limited and Aurum Research Limited.

She has been involved in the running and management of the latter two companies since their inception in 1994. Jane is also the Group Compliance Co-ordinator for the Aurum Group. She has been a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment since April 1996.

Jane Weingartner

Jason Sweidan

Head of Investor Relations

Jason joined Aurum Research Limited 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 21 years of investment experience which includes 18 years at ARL. 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.

Jason Sweidan

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.

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 & Investments.

Michelle Bennett

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.

Barrie Edwards

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.

Damien Hill

Emma Lawson

Chief Operating Officer

Emma joined Aurum Research Limited in 2006 to strengthen the operational due diligence process. She became Head of Operational Due Diligence in 2008, and moved into a Deputy COO role in March 2016 before becoming COO in July 2016.

Prior to joining ARL, Emma was an investment funds auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2001 to 2006. Her role involved developing analytical review processes, managing controls-based audits and fund research. Her focus was in the arena of open- and closed-ended investment funds. Emma holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from University College London. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Emma Lawson

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