Our Team

Who We Are

Salzworth comprises a multi-faceted team of passionate investment professionals with broad experience across various disciplines. Maintaining an extensive international network of professionals, we work together, drawing on our wealth of intellectual capital to better service our clients.

Haruhito Imakoji

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Haruhito is the Co-Founder and CEO of Salzworth.

Before founding Salzworth, he was the Executive Director of Marcuard Heritage Singapore Pte Ltd, a Swiss multi family office. He was instrumental in building up European and Asian clients, global network of asset managers, distribution partners and legal & tax specialists. Prior to that, he held various positions for a span of 10 years in Deutsch Bank. From it, he gained extensive experience in various Asian markets such as India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines and Taiwan.

Haruhito Imakoji is fluent in English, German and Japanese and holds a Masters in Social and Economic Science from the University of Vienna, Austria, and has been accredited as Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) by STEP and as Financial Industry Certified Professional (FICP) by Singapore’s Institute of Banking and Finance. As the main driver to Salzworth, Haruhito’s vision is to steer the company to establish multi class asset portfolios and funds seeking to achieve steady returns for investors.

John Peh

Co-Founder, Managing Director

John has more than 20 years of experience in providing multi-tiered services in the areas of fiduciary, tax, accounting, trust and asset management. His network includes ultra high networth individuals and families, corporations and conglomerates from ASEAN countries.

As a trained lawyer, John has been intimately involved in the set-up and implementation of his clients’ structures, often being able to value add beyond the original mandate.

John’s pride is seeing many working relationships with clients transforming into close friendships. Sharing same vision with his partners and teammates, he aims to bring safe investments with good alpha returns to investors.

Gareth Zhou

Director, Real Estate

Gareth has more than 7 years of experience in the banking sector with UOB and ANZ, covering SME and large local corporates with a specialization in Real Estate & Construction financing.

He also has over 5 years of experience in Real Estate Investments, Developments and Asset Management across different asset classes including greenfield development projects, retail & shopping malls, office, residential and hospitality portfolios in Singapore and Australia.

Having held senior management roles in two SGX Mainboard listed companies and a Real Estate investment firm, he has a proven track record in Real Estate portfolio management. His experience and expertise will provide strong operational foundations and relevant connections to benefit clients and investors of Salzworth.

Benjamin Cho

Director, Real Estate

Born in the UK, Benjamin holds a British passport. He joined the Bank of Scotland International in Jersey in 2005 and was part of the core team who developed financial products for offshore market. Thereafter he moved to Lloyd’s Corporate Banking to oversee the Offshore Trust and Intermediaries portfolio.

In 2010, Benjamin left the UK to provide buy-side advisory for capital predominately from Asia looking to acquire UK Real Estate. Over the last 8 years, he had advised on numerous key hospitality and commercial transactions in the UK, some of which are retained under management.

With his wealth of experience and access to foreign markets, Benjamin seeks to bring excellent investment opportunities from various countries.

Ashli Koe

Director, FX Algorithmic Trading

Ashli accumulated her diverse work experiences in the financial sector for the past 9 years having worked in ANZ Debt Capital Markets in Hong Kong and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Singapore covering 100+ key clients in Southeast Asia, India and Pacific markets, across the Financial Institutions, Corporates and Sovereign sector.

In 2012, she developed a personal interest in the Forex markets, where she started to learn Forex trading on her own as a side hobby. In 2016, Ashli left her investment banking job to pursue her passion in entrepreneurial ventures and started Zeta Labs Limited, where she capitalized on her Forex market knowledge and institutional client coverage experience. Ashli successfully advised and assisted her Key Client Accounts to generate 20% growth in their sales within one year of engagement.

Ashli will lead Salzworth’s FX team to develop trading strategies with above average returns for the fund’s investors.

Raphael Ng

Associate Director, FX Algorithmic Trading

Since 2013, Raphael has been researching and developing scalable FX Algorithmic Trading strategies that matches global FX liquidity pools. These strategies were deployed onto the trading systems and infrastructure of private funds to generate returns for their investors.

Raphael joined Credit Suisse AG in Singapore in 2015 through the Graduate Program and was part of the team that developed the Personal Account Trading platform as well as the coordinator for the Disaster Recovery capabilities of all APAC IT Infrastructure assets. During his time at Credit Suisse, he has also worked at the Zurich, United Kingdom, Wroclaw and Hong Kong offices. Subsequently he moved to Asia Wealth Platform Pte Ltd as Product Manager and IT Compliance Manager where he audited the application’s client risk profiling algorithm and the investment algorithm to ensure that they were working as per expected outcomes.

Leveraging on his background in Technology and Finance, Raphael aims to deliver consistent and sustainable returns to investors using Algorithmic Trading.

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