Our Team

executive directors

Stanley Howard

founder
chairman

Stanley Howard

Stan is Founder of Gordian Capital Limited and of Gordian Capital Singapore Private Limited where he currently serves as both Chairman and Non-Executive Director.

Prior to establishing Gordian Capital, Stan founded Teneo Partners, the subsidiary of which, Teneo Partners Japan Limited, has since 2003, been Japan’s premier boutique placement agent of offshore funds and one of the very few independent, foreign owned securities distributors licensed by the Japan FSA as both a Type 1 and Type 2 Financial Instruments Business Operator.

Before forming Teneo Partners, Stan was President Asia/Japan for Investor Select Advisors Limited, a fund of hedge funds focusing on the Asian markets. Based in Tokyo, he guided the growth of the firm and raised the majority of the company’s AUM from financial institutions in Tokyo. Previously he was a member of the Tiedemann Investment Group, responsible for placing their funds with Japanese and Asian investors.

Stan began his career with Smith Barney Harris Upham & Co. where he was responsible for U.S. equity sales to Japanese institutional investors. From Smith Barney, he moved to Morgan Stanley where he managed the foreign equity sales team in Tokyo and headed the U.S. equity desk for Japanese institutions. Over the last twenty years, Stan has been involved in the hedge fund industry in Asia working with both single managers and fund of funds raising assets and servicing Asian institutional clients. He is active in the Alternative Investment Management Association (“AIMA”) where he is a member of the Executive Committee of AIMA Japan. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the Tokyo and Singapore Chapters.

Stan holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

He was born and raised in Japan, is a native speaker of Japanese and has over forty years of experience in dealing with Japanese and Asian investors.

Mark Voumard

founder
CEO

Mark Voumard

Mark Voumard is Founder of Gordian Capital Limited and of Gordian Capital Singapore Private Limited where he currently serves as Chief Executive Officer.

Mark who has over 3 decades of experience in Asia was also a founder in 2003 of Teneo Partners Japan Limited, a Tokyo based, fully licensed securities company and Japan’s premier placement agent, prior to establishing Gordian Capital Singapore in 2005.

During his career, Mark has lived and worked in Melbourne, Zurich, Tokyo, London, Hong Kong and Singapore including 20 years in Tokyo and is a fluent Japanese speaker. His career primarily focused on managing sales teams specialising in Japanese, European, Asian and U.S. equities and Equity Linked products servicing a wide client base that included Japanese, Asian and Australian institutional investors and hedge funds based in Japan, Asia, the US and Europe and business development. Firms he has worked with include Baring Securities, Paribas, W.I. Carr, D.E. Shaw and KBC Securities Japan. At Gordian Capital, he has been involved in the structuring and launch of over 58 funds (hedge, private equity, venture capital, real estate, and private credit) since 2005.

Mark is registered with the Monetary Authority of Singapore as a Registered Representative, holds an authorised corporate representative licence under the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Member of the Singapore Chapter of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and serves on the International Advisory Board of the International Family Office Association (IFOA). Mark who was born in Melbourne and holds both Australian and Swiss citizenship studied Economics and Japanese at Monash University.

Anil Ponnampalam

Chief Portfolio Officer
Fund Solutions

Anil Ponnampalam

Anil is an Executive Director and the Chief Portfolio Officer for Fund Solutions at Gordian Capital Singapore Private Limited; he serves as Senior Portfolio Manager, as Member of the Investment Committee, on the Board of Directors, and as Supervisory Board Member to various Private Equity, Real Estate, Venture Capital, and Private Debt Funds on the Gordian platform, in addition to advising on fund structuring. Anil brings over 17 years’ investment management experience having worked on liquid strategies (Public-Listed Markets & Instruments – both on Long-Short and Long-biased mandates), as well as illiquid strategies (Private Markets).

Prior to Gordian the majority of his experience gained at Asset Management firm Daiwa Sumitomo Bank Investments and Hedge Fund Fundamental Capital; both as Portfolio Manager, responsible for security selection and portfolio construction for Asia/Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Equity mandates. Anil started his career on the equity derivatives trading and structuring desk at the Development Bank of Singapore Treasury and Capital Markets division and subsequently worked for a boutique investment firm, Orion Capital, on private equity and mezzanine transactions as well as corporate restructuring. Anil has managed assets for institutions (sovereigns, pensions, corporates, and funds of funds) as well as multi-family offices. He has served on asset allocation committees responsible for decisions on country and sector allocations and is experienced in running active overlays in various asset classes as hedge to underlying equity portfolios.

Anil is a Registered Representative for the regulated activity of fund management with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. He completed the Private Equity Executive Programme at the University of Oxford and has a post-graduate Master’s degree specialising in Economics and International Finance from King’s College University of London, receiving a merit for the taught program and a distinction for his research dissertation. Anil graduated with Honors in Engineering for his undergraduate degree and is a Singapore national.

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