Founder and CEO
Marilyn is a deeply experienced capital markets professional with core expertise around regulated European onshore structures such as UCITS, QIF and SIF. This is combined with strong advisory, trading, derivatives, prime brokerage and risk management skills.
Growing demand for information from regulators and the public as well as industry professionals led Marilyn to found UCITS for Hedge Funds and The UCITS University. These are devoted to showcasing the challenges and opportunities of UCITS Hedge Funds, and educating fund managers, investors and service providers.
Marilyn was formerly Executive Director at the Prime Brokerage business of JPMorgan, where she was the investment bank’s primary UCITS expert, planning and launching the UCITS for Hedge Funds strategy and offering. She provided strategic advice to the bank’s clients on the structuring and set-up of complex hedge fund strategies within the UCITS environment.
Before her role in Prime Brokerage, Marilyn acted as Executive Director of JPMorgan’s Equity Derivatives and OTC Derivatives Collateral Management businesses. She was instrumental in building and bringing to market JPMorgan’s multi award-winning OTC derivatives collateral management business. She developed its strategic vision and delivery and advised clients such as the Bank of International Settlements on their credit counterparty risk management framework.
A regular speaker on the conference and training circuit, Marilyn is often voted as the top speaker in her area of expertise.
Tai Seng Schierenberg
Tai Seng has experience in structuring investments in high-risk alternative assets. He is an expert at identifying and managing risk across different industry sectors, portfolios and individual companies, and has developed and implemented governance policies that optimise value creation strategies whilst ensuring the return of assets. He has developed and implemented a number of methodologies and procedures that enable organizations to systematise their due diligence, investment and risk management processes.
He combines this with 10 years of experience as an investor, advisor and portfolio manager in the Venture Capital and Private Equity industry in USA and Europe. He has held board seats on companies operating in the US, Germany, France, the Netherlands and South Africa.
Before joining Ramplin Capital, Tai worked for Bain&Co, 3i PLC, 3i Gesellschaft fur Industriebeteiligung GmbH and TechForward. He has been an adviser to a number of banks, funds and ministerial departments including KfW, tbg, TH Fond (Germany), SET (Netherlands) and South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation, Department of Science and Technology and Department of Health.
Tai holds a MB BS from London University, a Fellowship from the RCS (England and Edinburgh) and an MBA from INSEAD.
John has deep experience of building successful US and UK businesses that offer consulting, training and software solutions to enable clients to build and manage complex processes at lower cost and risk.
He started his career with IBM in the US before launching an IT consulting, training and software solution business that became CAP Gemini UK, employing over 8000 staff. In the venture capital sector, he has worked with the UK government as well with US-based Hambrecht & Quist in IT and biotech. He has held a wide range of directorships and chairmanships.
He has a B.Sc(Hons) from London University.
Ramplin Capital works with a number of proven and trusted experts with experience in UCITS, SIF, QIF, risk management and OTC derivatives.