Mr. Noel Vella has 25 years of accounting and investment management business experience in the financial markets having worked for 20 years in the City of London prior to relocating to Malta in 2010. Mr. Vella holds fund and management company directorships, having helped a number of regulated entities apply for and gain their license in the UK and Malta, as well as establishing fund structures in Cayman Islands.
Mr. Vella is an UK qualified Chartered Accountant having trained with Price Waterhouse Coopers in their London Financial Services unit. He is a graduate of the University of Essex.
Until 2013 he was the Chief Financial Officer for Clive Capital, a commodity hedge fund that peaked at over $5 billion. At Clive he was responsible for group-wide financial planning/management as well as business management. Mr. Vella’s responsibilities included oversight of the relationships with the fund administrator and prime brokers across the Group’s funds and managed mandates. Between 2005 and 2010, Mr. Vella was one of the founders of and served as COO, CFO and Compliance Officer for Chirin Capital, an Asia equity long/short hedge fund. Prior to Chirin Mr Vella was the Controller of Shell Pensions Management Ltd, the UK in house manager of Royal Dutch Shell’s UK based pension schemes which directly managed around GBP 13 billion in assets. The investment base included listed equity, fixed income, private equity, venture capital as well as direct property exposure.