Santi heads research at Auvest and is involved in the formulation of the firm's investment strategy. He assists the Chief Investment Officer in the asset allocation process and is a member of the investment committee. He has 9 years of international experience in hedge fund investing and research, private equity, corporate finance and equity research.
Previously he was a Vice President at Dubai Group, part of Dubai Holdings and responsible for investments and monitoring the firm's listed and private equity portfolio in Asia Pacific. He was a former Assistant Vice President at Abraaj Capital, a leading regional private equity firm, responsible for analyzing, structuring and monitoring of investments for various Abraaj funds.
Prior to this he worked as an equity analyst with Goldman Sachs in New Zealand with primary responsibility for covering the Real Estate Investment Trust, Manufacturing and Aged Care sectors. He also assisted the lead analysts covering the Infrastructure and Telecom sectors. He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in New Zealand in the Corporate Finance division and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honors) and Bachelor of Arts at University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1997 – 2001.