Principals

Philippe Jabre

Founder and CIO

Philippe Jabre is the founder and the Chief Investment Officer of Jabre Capital Partners S.A., an asset management and advisory business which he created in September 2006 in Geneva. Philippe completed his Masters in Business Administration at Columbia University, New York in 1982 and has been managing money since 1983, first at BAII (a subsidiary of Banque Nationale de Paris) and then at GLG Partners in London where he was a partner and responsible for managing three of their main funds. He has been awarded numerous industry awards for his outstanding track record across both traditional and alternative strategies.

Carl Tohme

Portfolio Manager

Carl is a Portfolio Manager in charge of emerging markets equities and currently manages the JABCAP EMEA Fund. Prior to joining in January 2007, Carl spent six years at HSBC, initially on the Emerging markets trading desk, then ultimately heading the market-making desk and subsequently moving to the prop trading desk (for his last two years) responsible for a profitable EEMEA markets proprietary operation. Carl holds a Bachelors in Economics and a MBA in Finance from McGill University.

Philippe Riachi

Founding Partner and CRO

Philippe is a Founding Partner at Jabre Capital Partners S.A. Prior to joining Jabre Capital Partners S.A., Philippe was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and co-head of Global Prime Brokerage Risk Management. During his tenure, Philippe was responsible for global market risk as well as all aspects of non-market risk, including operational risk and conflict management related to International Prime Brokerage activities. Philippe began his career at Morgan Stanley in 1991 where he spent the five years as a Convertible Bonds research analyst. In 1996, he joined Equity Financing Services, responsible for developing risk management for the International Prime Brokerage activities. Philippe graduated with a degree in Economics from Concordia University, Canada, in 1990.

Mark Cecil

Founding Partner

Mark is a Founding Partner at Jabre Capital Partners and is a Director of both Jabre Capital Partners (Cayman) Ltd and Jabre Capital Partners (Luxembourg) SA. Mark began his career in finance in 1986 working for BAii (London) a French Consortium Bank which was later taken over by BNP Paribas. Initially working in the fund management area alongside Philippe Jabre, he moved across to client relations where he helped build up a large asset management business. In 1997, he moved with Philippe Jabre to GLG Partners where he had responsibility for key investor relationships and was instrumental in the establishment of GLG as one of Europe's leading Hedge Fund firms. Mark qualified as a medical doctor from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, London, in 1982 and was awarded an MBA from Insead Business School, Fontainebleau, in 1985.

Leila Khazaneh

General Counsel

Leila Khazaneh is General Counsel of Jabre SA. Prior to joining Jabre SA in January 2008, Leila was Managing Director at JPMorgan in London and head of JPMorgan Asset Management's European legal team. In this capacity, she was responsible for all legal and regulatory matters affecting JPMorgan's European asset management business, including the structuring and support of JPMorgan's hedge fund platform. Leila received a B.A. from Georgetown University in 1989 followed by a J.D. from Georgetown Law School in 1993. She began her career by going into private practice in New York, joining Willkie Farr & Gallagher's corporate department in 1993. At Willkie she specialised in mergers, acquisitions and capital markets transactions. In 1998, Leila joined Dewey Ballantine's financial markets team in London. During her time at Dewey, she led a number of private equity transactions in the tech industry.

Nick Tappin

CFO

Nick Tappin joined Jabre SA in December 2006. As CFO, he oversees the set up and control of the accounting and human resources functions. Nick has a BA Hons degree in Accounting and Finance and has been a qualified member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) for ten years. Nick joined Lehman Brothers in 1996 as an equity product control manager covering equity, equity derivatives and convertible trading and later also covered the asset management division. He was hired by GLG Partners as Head of Finance in 2000 when they spun away from Lehman Brothers and was responsible for the set up and implementation of all the financial infrastructure and accounting.