Who We are


Peter Van Dessel

Chairman and Chief Investment Officer


Peter Van Dessel is an investment management professional and fund manager with over 30 years of experience in fund management, alternative investments, debt and capital markets, investment banking and pension fund consulting. He served as Chairman of the Bosera China Fund Limited and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Electricity Supply Board of Ireland’s Pension Fund, a $5 billion fund based in Dublin, Ireland. Peter spent the majority of his career in Dublin, Ireland where he was Head of Trading at BNP Paribas, Chief Executive of WestLB Covered Bond Bank, and Chief Operating Officer of Abbey Capital Limited, a large fund of managed futures funds based out of Dublin and New York. 


Grace Y. Toh

Chief Executive Officer 


Grace Y. Toh is a financial services professional with over 30 years of experience in private banking and wealth management, concentrating on building and managing long-term relationships with high net worth and institutional clients. Previously, she was a Senior Vice President at HSBC Private Bank and The Private Bank at Bank of America (now US Trust). She is a graduate of Wellesley College with a B.A. in Economics and Chinese Studies. She studied Management Information Systems and Accounting at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and earned her MBA in Finance from the Jones School of Management at Rice University. She has served on a number of not-for-profit boards and is a member of Wellesley College’s Board of Trustees. 


Charles Waite

Chief Technology Officer


Charles (Chuck) Waite is an IT professional with over 25 years of experience as an electrical engineer and manager. Chuck has extensive experience in technical product development, from concept through production release. He entered the computer industry in the mid-1980s, as a design engineer with Data General's Central Processor Division. Chuck worked with a number of high tech companies, including Fairchild, National Semiconductor, Cimaron Communications and AMCC, where he held positions ranging from Design Engineer to Vice President of Engineering. Chuck graduated from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and earned an MBA from Columbia University, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma.