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Irene Perdomo - CEO

Prior to co-founding this firm, she traded base metals at Noble Resources in Singapore and, before that, she worked in the Commodity Investor Structuring team at Barclays in London, co-responsible for product development of commodity investment derivatives.
She co-authored “Pricing and hedging financial derivatives: a guide for practitioners”, published by Wiley in December 2013. She has been a guest lecturer since 2011 at Queen Mary University of London presenting on structured products to Masters students and since 2017 at Imperial College London - Department of Mathematics presenting on various topics to MSc Mathematics and Finance students.
Irene has an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona. She also studied finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and has a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Uruguay. She worked for six years in the IT industry in South America and India. 

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Leonardo Marroni - CIO

Prior to co-founding this firm, he was an asset manager with the Emerging  Markets team at GLG Partners in London. He joined GLG in January 2010 from Barclays where he worked as a structurer in the commodities  division. Before joining Barclays, Leonardo worked in the equity structured products trading team at Banca Caboto in London where he was responsible for structuring and trading algorithmic products. Prior to this, Leonardo was part of the interest rates derivatives trading team. He co-authored “Pricing and hedging financial derivatives: a guide for practitioners”, published by Wiley in December 2013. He has been a guest lecturer since 2011 at Queen Mary University of London presenting  on structured products to Masters students and since 2017 at Imperial College London - Department of Mathematics presenting on various topics to MSc Mathematics and Finance students. Leonardo graduated in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan in 2004.  

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Julian Stow - Senior Portfolio Manager

Julian joined Devet via the Capturing Talent Alpha programme in September 2016 bringing with him over 20 years’ experience in the agricultural commodities trading sector. 

Prior to joining Devet, he was managing director and head of agricultural commodities trading at Oak Capital in London after 8 years trading agricultural commodity derivatives for Barclays and Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore and London. 

Julian started his career more than 20 years ago as a physical sugar trader with C.Czarnikow Ltd and then ED&F Man Group where he was head of sugar trading for Asia. Experience of agricultural commodities at all points along the ‘super cycle’ curve has helped to evolve an approach that removes much of the excessive volatility often associated with agricultural commodities whilst still offering diversification and low correlation to traditional asset classes. 

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Jody Kitching - Senior Portfolio Manager

Prior to joining Devet Capital, he worked for ten years at Maple Securities as a systematic trader in listed equity derivatives with an emphasis on Volatility Arbitrage strategies. Before that, he worked for six years at Barclays as a proprietary trader of convertible bonds, using models developed from the capital structure arbitrage theory.

Jody has a MSc/MA from the University of Cambridge. Graduating with first class honours in Theoretical and Experimental Physics, with a thesis that focused on using Monte Carlo methods to calculate the energy levels in complex quantum wave functions.