about

Christopher Vujnovich / Member of the Board of Directors

Christopher Vujnovich  was born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1967 and spent the first 20 years of his life living in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and North America as the son a Canadian diplomat. His early formative experience spent living in countries such as Hong Kong, Malaysia, Algeria, Kenya, Kazakhstan, and Greece helped shape his global view and appreciation of different cultures. Christopher graduated at a young age of nineteen from University of Sydney in Australia and Queens University in Canada with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1987, upon which he joined the nascent financial derivatives market.

Over a period of fifteen years, Christopher worked in different sectors of finance beginning with EXCO Astley & Pierce in Sydney in the birth of the Australian interest rate derivative market. This was followed by a move to The Bank of Nova Scotia in London where he worked on the precious metals trading and lending desk and the corporate derivatives desk until 1993. He was subsequently asked to join Paribas Capital Markets to work in London and New York covering institutional users of derivatives including hedge funds on a global basis. Union Bank of Switzerland approached Christopher in 1996 to become Executive Director in charge of derivatives marketing for Europe based between London and Zurich. Following the merger of UBS with Swiss Bank Corporation in 1998, Christopher was asked to manage the newly merged derivatives marketing group. In 2000, Bear Stearns International, now JP Morgan, began an expansion into Europe and Christopher was asked to join as Managing Director of the derivatives marketing Group, a position he held until the banks decision to withdraw from that market in 2002. Christopher used the following period to study Executive Development at Northwestern`s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, near Chicago.   

In late 2002, building on a long passion for real estate investment, Christopher decided to join United House Group in London as property investment director. During his time at United House, Christopher helped the group acquire and develop emblematic sites such as 10 Hosier Lane, Milicent Court, 7 High Holbourne amongst others, to become the largest property development company in the City of London.

In 2007, Christopher decided to create CIMCO, a Gibraltar domiciled fund management company, to manage his capital along with that of other investors. Christopher initially launched the CIMCO G20 Property Fund, and subsequently in 2009, with new partners, helped launch the G20 Absolute Return Fund. Both funds have generated significant positive returns through the volatile period since launch, with the G20 Absolute Return Fund being nominated in 2013 for "Best Global Macro Fund" by Standard &Poors/New Legacy.

Christopher holds a Company Manager license issued by Gibraltar’s Financial Services Commission in relation to the provision of directorships to Experienced Investor Funds and is appointed to act as a director of the Company pursuant to a directorship agreement dated 29 February 2012. His experience of creating and managing protected cell company structures, with investments in illiquid assets, which typically have significant bid to offer spreads, high sales commissions, and specialist valuation methods is most relevant to the management of Art as an asset class and as a director of the Tiroche DeLeon Art Vantage PCC Limited.