Founder and CEO, Systematica Investments
Leda is the founder and CEO of Systematica Investments, a Jersey based institutional hedge fund manager with offices around the globe. Systematica Investments was formed in January 2015 as a spin-off of BlueCrest Capital, where Leda was President and Head of Systematic Trading for 14 years since 2001. Prior to BlueCrest Leda was part of Cygnifi Derivatives Services (a J.P. Morgan spin-off). At Cygnifi she was part of the management team and was head of its Valuation Service. Prior to Cygnifi, Leda spent nearly seven years at J.P. Morgan as a Quantitative Analyst in the derivatives research team. Her past experience includes modelling of interest rate exotics, FX/interest rate hybrid instruments and equity derivatives. She holds a PhD in Engineering from Imperial College London, where she worked as a lecturer and led research projects for over three years prior to joining J.P. Morgan. In addition Leda has served as an advisor to the board of the pension fund of the CERN in Geneva and she is currently on the advisory board of the London School of Economics' Systemic Risk Centre.
Principal, Asia, ex-Japan, Investcorp
Lisa is a Principal with responsibility for Business Development in Asia ex-Japan. Lisa was Investcorp’s first employee in Asia in 2017. Along with her local responsibilities, she is also Director for the India PE/RE acquisitions. Lisa also sits on the placement committee representing all four of Investcorp’s Lines of Business; Private Equity, Real Estate, Private Debt and Absolute Return Investments. Lisa joined 3i Debt Management, the predecessor to Investcorp Credit Management in 2013. Prior to 3i, Lisa was Managing Director at Vulpes Investment Management (formerly Artradis) where she was responsible for the German Real Estate fund as well as the Private Equity funds that focused on global agricultural opportunities. Prior to Vulpes, Lisa was Senior Vice President at Parker Global Strategies LLC where she was responsible for Asian Fund of Funds investing as well as Institutional clients investments in theAPAC region. Lisa has been based in the region for the last 19 years in Tokyo, Shanghai, Mumbai and Singapore. She has been working with Institutional and UHNW clients developing and investing in alternative asset solutions. Lisa holds a BS in Business Administration and Communications from Meredith College. Lisa is on the board of Rush Presbyterian Medical Centre in Chicago. She is also a co-founder of 100 Women in Finance Singapore Chapter.