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Michael Alen-Buckley

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

RAB Capital Limited

London, UK

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Michael Alen-Buckley’s Biography

Michael Alen-Buckley is a Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of RAB Capital, and a long-standing patron of the Arts.

Together with a former colleague, Philip Richards, Alen-Buckley founded RAB Capital in 1999, RAB standing for Richards Alen-Buckley. Five years later the company became the first hedge fund to be listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) with funds under management of over a billion dollars.

Today, Michael’s vision for RAB Capital is a focus on investments in a range of sectors including natural resources - where investments have been made in Zimbabwe, Mali and Ukraine - renewables, life science, early-stage technologies and real estate developments. RAB Capital recently took a stake in healthcare start-up Solvotrin Therapeutics and Michael joined the board of the company as Vice Chairman.

Michael began his career as a trainee accountant but moved into stockbroking with Wood Mackenzie. He went on to hold senior posts at James Capel, Smith New Court and Merrill Lynch and was appointed Head of International Equity Sales at ABN Amro Hoare Govett before leaving...
Michael Alen-Buckley is a Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of RAB Capital, and a long-standing patron of the Arts.

Together with a former colleague, Philip Richards, Alen-Buckley founded RAB Capital in 1999, RAB standing for Richards Alen-Buckley. Five years later the company became the first hedge fund to be listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) with funds under management of over a billion dollars.

Today, Michael’s vision for RAB Capital is a focus on investments in a range of sectors including natural resources - where investments have been made in Zimbabwe, Mali and Ukraine - renewables, life science, early-stage technologies and real estate developments. RAB Capital recently took a stake in healthcare start-up Solvotrin Therapeutics and Michael joined the board of the company as Vice Chairman.

Michael began his career as a trainee accountant but moved into stockbroking with Wood Mackenzie. He went on to hold senior posts at James Capel, Smith New Court and Merrill Lynch and was appointed Head of International Equity Sales at ABN Amro Hoare Govett before leaving to set up RAB Capital.

Michael was a Founding Member of the Hedge Fund Standards Board (now known as the Standards Board for Alternative Investments), a non-profit organisation set up by leading alternative investment managers to develop and improve industry practices.

Michael is a generous supporter of the Arts and serves as Chairman of the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, held annually in the grounds of Lismore Castle in County Waterford. He is a Patron of Irish Heritage, a charity that promotes Irish musicians and composers in the UK. Michael is also a supporter of the Almeida Theatre and Donmar Warehouse as well as Garsington and Glyndebourne opera festivals.
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Michael Alen-Buckley’s Background

RAB Capital Limited
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Feb 1999 - Present
Brentwood, UK
RAB Capital is a private investment company focusing on investments in small listed and private companies in a range of sectors including natural resources, renewables, life science and real estate developments.
ABN AMRO Hoare Govett
Director & Head of International Equity Sales
Jan 1996 - Dec 1998
London, UK
ABN AMRO Hoare Govett was an investment bank based in the City of London.
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Current Board Positions

Botanical Holdings
Director
May 2021 - Present
London, UK
Botanical Holdings is an investment holding company with a range of investments in the legal medicinal cannabis industry.
ETA Green Power
Director
Apr 2021 - Present
Norwich, UK
ETA Green Power is an innovator in magnetics and power efficiency whose revolutionary patented products offer high performance and a cost-effective alternative to traditional internal combustion engines, removing reliance on rare-earth magnets and hydrocarbon fuel sources.
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Previous Board Positions

Standards Board for Alternative Investments
Founding Member
The Standards Board for Alternative Investments was founded in 2008 as the Hedge Fund Standards Board to agree standards of good practice for the industry.

Philanthropy

Irish Heritage
Patron
Formed in 1974, Irish Heritage is a charity committed to supporting and presenting the best of Irish music and literature.

Michael Alen-Buckley’s Education