Oliver Dobbs

Chief Investment Officer

Oliver has extensive experience as a CIO and Portfolio Manager. He has worked for 3 top tier hedge fund firms (Tribeca, CQS, BlueCrest), where he managed up to USD 2bn. Before founding Credere Capital, Oliver was a portfolio manager at BlueCrest Capital. Prior to this, he was a portfolio manager at CQS. He then became CIO of Portfolio Managers; the senior trader below the owner of the firm. Previously Oliver was Head of Credit & Equities at Citigroup Tribeca, where he managed USD 2.2bn. Prior to this, Oliver was Head of Asia/Japan Trading at Nikko Citigroup, where he was responsible for Asia/Japan trading business and started proprietary desk. Oliver started his career at Goldman Sachs, as an associate trading convertibles and OTC derivatives under Michael Hintze. He then moved to the role of Vice President, with his last role being Co-Head of International Trading.

Nicolas Marquez


Before joining Credere Capital, Nicolas worked as a trader assistant on the convertible bond desk at BNP Paribas. Prior to this, Nicolas completed an internship in structured products at Commerzbank, where he looked at the sales/pricing of cross-asset solutions on the primary market. Nicolas holds a MSc in Finance from ESCP Europe. In addition, he holds a MSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Sophia Antipolis, Nice.

Donald Pepper

Chief Operating Officer

Donald has 30 years of industry experience. Since 2000, his focus has been on hedge and Alternative UCITS funds. His experience includes senior roles in Prime Brokerage sales at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Since 2008 Donald has held leadership roles in the Alternatives businesses at Henderson Global Investors, TT and Old Mutual Global Investors, where his responsibilities included managing Funds of Hedge Funds, recruitment of portfolio managers and the launch and growth of several Alternatives funds.

Catherine Vassallo


Catherine has been responsible for the structuring and setting up of Credere Capital LLP and implementing their Sales and Marketing strategy. Prior to joining Credere Capital, Catherine was a director at Cintoa, a research and strategy consultancy. She was responsible for business development as well as operational set up and support for new companies. This covered several sectors; manufacturing, retail, charitable trusts and private equity. She previously had 10 years’ experience in business research and analysis. Companies included Marzotto, Burberrys. She read Law at the University of London.

Onno de Koster

Chief Risk Officer

Formerly at HSBC responsible for the global development of derivative products linked to funds, managed accounts and customised indices. Over 15 years of experience in various trading, structuring and quantitative analyst roles at HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Rabobank and Van Lanschot covering multiple asset classes. Master of Science in Mathematics (Applied Probability), Delft University of Technology, Netherlands