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Christopher de Mattos

Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director

RAB Capital Limited

London, UK

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Christopher’s Biography

Christopher de Mattos is a Co-Founder of RAB Capital and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director. He is a highly respected leader in finance and has more than three decades of top-level financial services industry experience.

After co-founding RAB Capital, Christopher initially steered the company as Finance Director and played a pivotal role in securing its listing on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in 2004, when RAB became the first hedge fund to list in London. Today RAB Capital is a private investment company with a key focus on natural resources, renewables, life sciences, early-stage technologies and real estate developments.

Christopher believes strongly that boards are responsible for promoting corporate governance, and is also an advocate for improved management in the hedge fund sector.

He serves on the Advisory Board of executive search firm 33 St James’s, and is a Trustee and Treasurer of the Lord Kitchener National Memorial Fund. Christopher is a jury member of the Ethics & Trust in Finance Prize, a member of the Imperial College Court as well...
Christopher de Mattos is a Co-Founder of RAB Capital and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director. He is a highly respected leader in finance and has more than three decades of top-level financial services industry experience.

After co-founding RAB Capital, Christopher initially steered the company as Finance Director and played a pivotal role in securing its listing on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in 2004, when RAB became the first hedge fund to list in London. Today RAB Capital is a private investment company with a key focus on natural resources, renewables, life sciences, early-stage technologies and real estate developments.

Christopher believes strongly that boards are responsible for promoting corporate governance, and is also an advocate for improved management in the hedge fund sector.

He serves on the Advisory Board of executive search firm 33 St James’s, and is a Trustee and Treasurer of the Lord Kitchener National Memorial Fund. Christopher is a jury member of the Ethics & Trust in Finance Prize, a member of the Imperial College Court as well as a former chair of the INSEAD International Directors’ Programme Network. He also sits on a selection panel at Imperial College to identify worthy recipients of sponsored visas.

Earlier in his career, Christopher worked as Equity Analyst and Head of Research in Europe and Latin America at ABN Amro Hoare Govett.

Christopher graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Imperial College, London and holds an MBA and a Certificate in Corporate Governance from INSEAD.
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Christopher’s Background

RAB Capital Limited
Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director
1999 - Present
London, UK
Christopher helped to establish investment firm RAB Capital in 1999, acting as Finance Director until 2011 when he became a Non-Executive Director.
ABN AMRO Hoare Govett
Equity Analyst, Head of Research
1991 - 1999
London, UK
ABN AMRO is a Dutch commercial bank that acquired Hoare Govett, a UK-based international corporate investment bank, in 1992.
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Other Business Interests

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Ethics & Trust in Finance Prize
Jury member
The Jury of Ethics & Trust in Finance Prize has the task of determining the most deserving contributions from the eligible candidates and selecting the prizewinners for the Ethics & Trust in Finance Prize.

Current Advisory Roles

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33 St James’s
Advisory Board member
2016 - Present
London, UK
33 St James's is a global executive search firm operating with teams of Executive Search Consultants, Management Assessment Specialists and Management Consultants.

Previous Advisory Roles

INSEAD Business School
Chair, International Directors' Programme Network
2014 - 2017
London, UK
Membership of the IDP Network is open to INSEAD alumni and those who have completed the International Directors' Programme at INSEAD. The network focuses on developing opportunities for members, as well as promoting corporate governance excellence.
Imperial College London
Selection Panel: Sponsored Visas
London, UK
Christopher was a member of the selection panel that identifies foreign students whose business ideas qualify them for sponsored visas.

Media

Christopher de Mattos (MBA’87) on founding and listing a hedge fund
Interview
Oct 2014
London, UK
Christopher discusses with INSEAD the highs and lows of establishing and listing a hedge fund, RAB Capital.

Memberships

The Court of Imperial College London
Member
London, UK
Imperial College London's Court brings neighbourhood organisations and ICL alumni together as key stakeholders in order to help the College progress the implementation of its strategy.

Charitable Interests

Lord Kitchener National Memorial Fund
Trustee and Treasurer
Jul 2014 - Present
Maidstone, UK
The Lord Kitchener National Memorial Fund was set up in memory of Field Marshal Lord Kitchener who died in 1916 after a momentous military career. The Fund provides scholarships for the children of those who served, or are serving, in the armed forces.

Christopher’s Education

INSEAD
Certificate in Corporate Governance, IDP-C, International Corporate Governance
2011 - 2012
INSEAD
MBA, Business Administration and Management, General
1986 - 1987
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