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Securing a sustainable

energy future through

financial innovations

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Trident Investments Luxembourg is a Luxembourg-based Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF), a flexible alternative investment structure with a fund specialising in the sustainable energy industry. To provide the highest protection for our clients, the RAIF is domiciled in Luxembourg. Our RAIF is subject to Luxembourg Law of 23 July 2016 and is a regulated product.*  

 

To be qualified as an AIF under the AIFM Directive, PFYN Capital AG has been appointed as the investment manager. Trident Investment Luxembourg assists clients to diversify into sustainable energy investments and supports them as they navigate the sea of opportunities.

 

The Trident insignia represents the three key markets that founded the company: Europe, Middle East, and Asia. The sea connects all and the ruler yields the Trident, as we aspire to conquer the ever-changing investment seascape and emerge victorious.

 

* RAIFs are not under the direct supervision of the CSSF (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier). The RAIF is subject to the principle of investment risk diversification with the possibility of creating multiple sub-funds.

Trident Investmens Luxembourg
Why Luxembourg
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Luxembourg is known to have superior expertise in the establishment, administration and distribution of UCITS and alternative investment funds globally. It’s Europe’s largest fund domicile and the world leader in international fund distribution, spreading over 70 countries. Its reputation is further enhanced by long term stability, a vigorous regulatory framework and its standing as one of the world's most credible regulators.

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( Alphabetically ordered by last names )

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Askar
Batyrbayev

Former CCO of Kazatomprom

Mr. Batyrbayev is an accomplished professional with more than 15 years of experience in the nuclear industry specialising in marketing and logistics. He was formerly with the largest uranium producer in the world, Kazatomprom, starting in 2006 as a marketing manager in Appak LLP ( a joint venture of NAC Kazatomprom JSC and two Japanese corporations ) and progressed to become the Chief Commercial Officer of the entire Kazatomprom group in 2021. As CCO, Mr. Batyrbayev was responsible for the commercial operations and logistics of the company, which accounts for 24% of the world's uranium production.

 

Mr. Batyrbayev played a critical role in growing the company and maintaining robust relationships with customers and partners. The company successfully coped with the pandemic and fulfilled client commitments amidst evolving geopolitical tensions. He significantly expanded Kazatomprom’s portfolio and client base from the USA, Europe and South America.

 

Mr. Batyrbayev is a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He completed both bachelor and graduate degrees in physics from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He also recently graduated from the Executive MBA program at the Graduate School of Business of Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. In 2022, he took academic residency as a scholar in Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, USA.

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Mr. Buongiorno is the TEPCO Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Director of the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES), and the Director of Science and Technology of the MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory.      

 

Mr. Buongiorno has published over 100 journal articles in the areas of reactor safety and design, two-phase flow and heat transfer, and nanofluid technology. For his research work and teaching, he won several awards, among which was the 2022 ANS Presidential Citation. He is a consultant for the nuclear industry in the area of reactor thermal-hydraulics, and a member of the Accrediting Board of the National Academy of Nuclear Training. He is also a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society, a member of the ASME, past member of the Naval Studies Board (2017–2019), and a participant in the Defense Science Study Group (2014–2015).

Jacopo
Buongiorno

TEPCO Professor,

Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT)

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Sean
Sexstone

Mr. Sexstone is the Executive Vice President, Advanced Nuclear for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. In this role, he leads the development and project delivery of the advanced nuclear business. He’s responsible for furthering the design progress of the BWRX-300 and Natrium projects, supporting customers, meeting product cost targets to ensure market competitiveness and developing key partnerships for global SMR deployment.

 

Mr. Sexstone joined GEH February 2022 from Aecon, where he was responsible for leading Aecon’s nuclear group with a focus on life extension projects, plant life maintenance projects, decommissioning and nuclear fabrication. While at Aecon, he led large capital projects including the refurbishment at Bruce Power and at OPG’s Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. Prior to Aecon, he gained EPC execution experience with CB&I/McDermott as well as utility experience with Entergy, focusing on project management, supply chain and vendor oversight.

 

Mr. Sexstone started his career with GE and eventually worked with GEH in several roles, including running multiple regions as the Vice President of Sales. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University, and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University, USA.

Executive Vice Presidentfor Advanced Nuclear,
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

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Eduards
Smirnovs

MSc. Finance, BSc. Management (Industrial)

Mr. Smirnovs has significant international nuclear fuel industry experience focused on uranium concentrate mining, marketing and trading operations developed through his 10-year career in the industry.

 

Mr. Smirnovs was responsible for uranium production, development, and exploration in nine countries around the world, including Australia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Tanzania, and the United States. He was involved in the origination, growth and management of the global nuclear utility order book and spot uranium trading operation through his tenure with Uranium One Inc. based in Toronto, Canada and Lotus Resources based in Perth, Australia. At Uranium One, he helped manage an over $3 billion-valued mine investment portfolio, grow the order book valued at over $1 billion, and refinance over $500 million of debt with listings in Toronto, Luxembourg and Moscow exchanges. At Lotus Resources, Mr. Smirnovs played a central role in the value growth of the Australian exchange listed uranium junior providing for a four-fold market capitalization increase.

 

Most recently, Mr. Smirnovs served as Director of the global mining practice at PricewaterhouseCooper’s Consulting Group. He served as Lotus Resources’ Chief Executive Officer from 2020 to March 2021. He was Uranium One’s Chief Executive Officer from 2016 to June 2019 and Manager of its Corporate Development and Corporate Projects Divisions from 2013 to 2016. Prior to that, he held various senior positions at Royal Bank of Canada’s Strategy and Transformation Group and at KPMG’s Corporate Finance Group.

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Philip Turner

Mr. Turner was appointed New Zealand Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in March 2018.

 

Mr. Turner has extensive experience as a diplomat and a business leader in North Asia, with a particular focus on North Asia. With the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, he served on postings to the New Zealand Embassies in Tokyo and Brussels. He then moved to Fonterra where he worked for 18 years in a variety of senior positions in Shanghai, Tokyo, Brussels and Auckland. He managed Fonterra’s business in China, and most recently was Director of Global Stakeholder Affairs at Fonterra in Auckland.

 

Mr. Turner attended the University of Auckland in New Zealand where he graduated with a First Class Master of Arts in History. He speaks fluent French and Japanese, conversational Chinese, and is enjoying becoming acquainted with the Korean language.

Former Ambassador of Korea,

New Zealand Government

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Patrick
Franz

CEO,
Executive Director
PFYN Capital Pte Ltd

Mr. Franz possesses 22 years of experience in corporate banking, commodity trading and capital markets. He holds a Master of Business Administration, is a graduate of the University of Auckland and is a Harvard University alumnus. In addition, He is a Responsible Manager under the Australian Financial Markets Authority (AFMA), and is qualified under the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority (NZFMA). He is a member of The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and belongs to the Institute of Directors.
 

Mr. Franz founded PFYN Advisory Pte Ltd in 2018 to provide commodities and crypto currency trading for institutional clients. He manages a portfolio of physical commodities focusing on sustainable agriculture, energy, and rare earth metals for clients in China, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
 

Mr. Franz subsequently set up PFYN Capital AG, a Switzerland-based independent asset manager, licenced by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in 2020. As the managing director, he is in charge of portfolio modelling and construction of energy, agriculture and digital assets. PFYN Capital AG also engages in product development for the physical uranium fund and digital asset trading platform for institutional clients. As part of his professional development, he joined the Air Force and holds a current Commercial Pilot License issued under the Civil Aviation Authority New Zealand, Civil Aviation Safety Authority Australia, and Federal Aviation Authority in the United States.

Nationality:
New Zealander

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Christian
Hempel

Mr. Hempel, an expert niche metal trader with 30 years of physical commodity trading experience in emerging markets, is the appointed Fund Manager at Ouranos Energy. He started his career at Mannesmann Handel AG and subsequently furthered his study of Business Administration at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
 

In 1991, Mr Hempel joined the family business, F.W. Hempel Erze & Metalle GmbH & Co KG as a project manager in the foundry distribution division. He then progressed into the trading division and moved to the head office to lead operations for all alloys and metals in 1995.
 

Mr. Hempel actively takes part in various associations such as IMOA, ICDA, ITIA and IIMA. From 2007-2019, he served as president for IIMA, where he successfully merged IPIA and HBIA into IIMA, which elevated the organisation to be one of the leaders in the global irons and metals industry.

 

In 2017, Mr. Hempel became the CEO of Hempel Intermetaux SA, Geneva, Switzerland, specialising in commodity trading of noble alloys such as MO, V, W and CR.

Fund Manager
Trident Investments Luxembourg

Nationality:
Swiss

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Ng Kai Yan

Mr. Ng has been working in the marketing industry for the past 20 years. He played key roles in executing global campaigns for Coca-Cola, MasterCard, Mercedes Benz, Julius Bär as well as Singapore brands such as Singapore Airlines and OCBC Premier Banking.
 

Currently a Singapore Permanent Resident, Mr. Ng has been leading marketing teams in reputable multinational agencies and has spearheaded many successful rebranding campaigns, delivering beyond clients’ marketing objectives with through-the-line channels.
 

Within PFYN, Mr. Ng oversees branding and communications, providing quality control on marketing channels and maintaining standards. His duties involve strategizing market penetration and conceptualising memorable customer journeys. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Advertising from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

Executive Director
PFYN Capital AG

Nationality:
Malaysian

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Ms. Bachmann has gained substantial experience in setting up investment funds from the Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild in Luxembourg and Geneva, including responsibilities in portfolio analysis and performance calculation. Subsequently in Pictet & Cie, she served as relationship manager to private banking clients for 10 years.

 

Ms. Bachmann also has extensive experience as board member of various independent asset management, hotel management, fashion, food supplements and cosmetics companies. In 2022, she joined PFYN Capital as Executive Director and represents PFYN Capital in Switzerland and the European market. She is also a partner in the Ouranos Energy Fund.

Suzanne Bachmann

Executive Director

PFYN Capital AG

Nationality:
Swiss

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Lim Chye Peng

COO,
Executive Director
PFYN Capital Pte Ltd 

Mr. Lim holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting Division) degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.  
 

Mr. Lim embarked on a continuous 45-year career in trading financial instruments and commodities (forex, money market, fixed income, futures, options, bank notes and precious metals) with various banks and bullion refineries (Malayan Banking, Deutsche Bank, NM Rothschild, AMMB International, DBS Bank, MKS Refinery, Wing Fung Refinery, Rand Refinery and Metalor Technologies).

 

Mr. Lim’s professional focus evolved from active trading and market making into development and risk management, compliance, legal documentation and the setting up of electronic trading platforms.

 

Mr Lim is currently engaged as a financial and markets trader in Metalor Technologies Singapore since 2013, and joined PFYN in August 2022 as an Executive Director, Licensed Representative and Chief Operating Officer.

Nationality:
Malaysian

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Mr. Tan is an accomplished veteran in equity research, with a career spanning a period of over 36 years, from Investment Analyst to Head of Research in leading Singaporean banks.

 

Mr. Tan spent 14 years as Senior Vice President (Research Division) at Maybank Research Pte Ltd and was a licensed financial advisor under The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He spearheaded the Singapore retail equities research team to provide in depth analysis of SGX-listed and selected US-listed companies.

 

Mr Tan's 36-year career in equity research covered the 1987 Wall Street crash, 1997 Asian financial crisis and 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Economics & Sociology from The National University of Singapore and joined PFYN in August 2022 as Executive Director and Director of Portfolio Management.

Tan Chin Poh

Portfolio Management, Executive Director
PFYN Capital Pte Ltd

Nationality:
Singaporean

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Scott Douglas Calver

Mr. Calver has over 27 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. Currently a Singapore Permanent Resident, he holds a Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from McGill University. He is qualified as an Attorney at Law in New York, Barrister & Solicitor in Ontario and Solicitor in England and Wales.

 

Mr. Calver is the Vice President and General Counsel at Credit Suisse (Singapore) since 2019. As Head of Legal (Southeast Asia), he advises on investment banking and capital markets transactions across APAC. He joined Credit Suisse after 8 years of practising US securities law at the Singapore office of Latham & Watkins, prior to which he was with international law firms in Hong Kong, Toronto, Singapore and Bangkok.

 

Mr. Calver specialises in providing legal advice on investment banking, capital markets, corporate governance and complex cross-border commercial contracts. 

Non Executive Director
PFYN Capital Pte Ltd

Nationality:

Canadian

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Mr. Lim has extensive market experience in Malaysia, Myanmar, China and Singapore. A Bachelor and Master of Economics graduate of University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Mr. Lim started his career working for Ammb Bank International (Labuan, Malaysia) as a treasury dealer in 1997. He then relocated to Singapore in 1999 to work as investment analyst for DMG & Partners, before starting his own fund management company, Taurus Capital, in 2003.

 

Mr. Lim spent the next 17 years working across ASEAN and China, identifying and investing in PE and pre-IPO deals, establishing a network of high net worth individuals, corporate and government partners. He joined PFYN as an Executive Director and Director of Business Development with a specific focus on Chinese institutional clients.

Lim Fang Yih

Business Development, Executive Director

PFYN Capital Pte Ltd 

Nationality:
Malaysian

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