Arkaim Advisors Ltd provides investment and research expertise within emerging markets corporate credit universe. We help clients access absolute return opportunities in high yield corporate credit and distressed debt where deep due diligence and rigorous scrutiny can yield significant alpha. Arkaim takes pride in taking a very conservative approach to risky asset classes, characterised by meticulous bottom-up credit analysis delivered by an investment team focused solely on assessing corporate credit and recovery risk.
Our team of credit analysts has over 60 years of combined research and risk-management experience, with a long track record of working together. We perform forensic analysis to identify and value risks. We strive for absolute returns, staying away from the market structure to offer true risk diversification.
We believe, that risky asset classes have to be approached in a conservative manner; that thorough rigorous research leads to the full understanding of the issuer and will in the long run produce superior returns with lower volatility. For us, team-based decision making is key in making high quality decisions. We use and leverage knowledge, experience and expertise of every member of our team.
The team has spun out of EG Capital Advisors in May 2022 in order to build an independent asset management business, managed and owned by team members under the new trading name, Arkaim. We have an 9 year track record of managing the strategy with 5 years in a UCITS format. Our credit specialists have an average investment experience of 13 years.
The team is the core of our business. Team based decision making is the center of all our processes. We have different backgrounds, but we share similar values in our strive for perfection.
Director, Head of Corporate Governance and Compliance
Avril is responsible for compliance and regulatory issues. Originally an engineer, she built an award-winning private Wealth Management business, which was sold in 2009. Since then, Avril has held numerous positions as advisor, turnaround expert, Non-Executive Director, and Chairman in a wide variety of sectors.
Director, Chief Investment Officer
Dimitry heads up the Arkaim Advisors Fixed Income Investment Team. His experience in asset management spans over 21 years and includes spells at Everest Asset Management, Sanno Point Capital Management, and Deutsche Bank New York.
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Head of Research
With more than 18 years of Experience in Risk and Asset Management. Sergey has a strong expertise in credit risk assessment and analysis in investment companies such as VTB Capital Management and Everest Asset Management, where he developed and implemented credit risk management and control framework.
Chief Operating Officer, Head of Risk
Julia has vast experience in running financial business operations. She was at ABN Amro and then RBS (after its acquisition of ABN Amro) for almost 20 years. For the last 6 years there she served as a Deputy Chairman of the Board supervising HR, Internal Audit, Controlling, Operational Risk, Regulatory Risk and Compliance and chairing the respective committees.
Senior Credit Analyst
Nikita has almost 12 years of experience in EM HY and distressed debt. He is a member of the team since 2015. Prior to that he was a Deputy Director at Gazprombank Asset Management covering EM HY strategy. He is a graduate of the National Research University Higher School of Economics where he earned an M.S. in Economics. Nikita also holds INSOL International Foundation Certificate in International Insolvency Law.
Denis Ashurkov, CFA
Senior Credit Analyst
With 10 years of relevant experience, Denis has worked for equity research teams in Deutsche Bank and Otkritie Capital, where he covered a range of industries, such as Precious Metals, Transportation, Infrastructure and Industrials. Denis holds a master’s degree in finance from CASS Business School and a double bachelor’s degree in economics & finance from LSE, UK and Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation.
Business Development & Client Relations Executive
Luke joined Arkaim Advisors in April of 2022 to focus on the business development and client relations side of the business. Previously Luke worked in a number of investor relations and business development roles including positions with Arraco Global Markets and with Murano Connect, where he worked as an Investor Analyst. Luke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Real Estate, from the University of Reading.