Speakers List - Frankfurt Roundtable


Mark Krombas

Lead Portfolio Manager

Qatar Insurance Co

Mark joined QIC in 2012 to lead the GCC equity team. Prior to joining QIC he spent six years at Societe Generale Asset management (which became GLG Partners) where he launched and managed six different MENA and GCC funds. Mark has been a pioneer investor in the GCC equity markets over the past fourteen years as they have gradually opened up to foreign investors. He is credited with an outstanding track record over his long tenure investing in the GCC Markets.

Ritchie Oriol

Investment Strategist

Lord Abbett

Ritchie Oriol is responsible for providing the portfolio management teams with investment insight and relevant market information for its fixed income strategies. In this role, he also communicates with institutional clients and prospects regarding current portfolio positioning and the firm's market outlook. Additionally Mr. Oriol collaborates with the consultant relations, product development, and relationship management teams as appropriate. He is based in Lord Abbett's London office. 

Mr. Oriol joined Lord Abbett in 2018. Before joining the firm, he was a member of the corporate credit team at London-based alternative multi-strategy manager CQS where he was responsible for developing customized portfolio solutions and communicating investment strategy to institutional investors. Mr. Oriol has also held senior roles at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Neuberger Berman and Funding Circle. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1996. He earned a BA in economics and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Stanford University.

David Heiny

Strategy Specialist

Artisan Partners

David J. Heiny is a managing director of Artisan Partners and a strategy specialist for the firm's Developing World team. Mr. Heiny was previously responsible for a range of functions including defined contribution practice leadership and oversight of marketing and communications at the firm. Prior to joining Artisan Partners in August 2000, Mr. Heiny was a commercial banking analyst with First Chicago (presently JPMorgan Chase), where he analysed mid- and large-market debt transactions. Mr. Heiny holds a bachelor's degree in business from Miami University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.