Mr. Mancuso is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Capital, LLC, a family office.
Earlier in his career he was the first President and Chief Executive Officer of Merrill Lynch Capital Partners, Inc. (the management and investment arm of Merrill Lynch’s private equity business) as well as the Chief Executive Officer of Mancuso & Company and The Dellacorte Group which he also subsequently founded.
Over his career he led teams which raised over $7 billion in financing tapping numerous types of providers of senior and mezzanine financing including both public and private sources. He has also served on the boards of directors of twelve companies ranging in size from $75 million to $4 billion in annual sales. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he was associated with Lazard Freres & Co. and practiced law with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.
He is the author of numerous articles which have appeared in a variety of industry leading journals and websites including Chief Executive.net, TheDeal.com, Mergers and Acquisitions, Pensions and Investments, and Forbes.com. Mr. Mancuso has also written three articles that address the investing needs of Single Family Offices, the central theme of which is “Searching." The first two articles describe how SFOs search for Alpha in the private equity arena by focusing on direct investing. In so doing they often concentrate on the rewards of direct investing and ignore the risks.
Mr. Mancuso earned his BA degree from St. John’s University, his MBA from the University of Chicago and his JD from Cornell Law School.
Simon Hopkins is a successful entrepreneur and investment professional.
He has been a senior figure in the international investment management industry for more than two decades, and a champion of investors’ rights.
He is passionate about emerging markets, having launched numerous closed end fund structures, and more recently a number of regulated collectives in Ireland. Mr Hopkins is a committed climate change warrior and in 2020, his family firm, Milltrust International entered into a landmark initiative with WWF to invest into the low carbon economy in Asia, and support the conservation programs and species extinction challenges of the organisation across the region.
In 2011, Mr. Hopkins founded impact-focused Milltrust International in Singapore dedicated to the mantra of “Sustainable Prosperity”, operating an award-winning, FCA authorised, investment platform focusing on three key secular themes, the development of Emerging Markets, Agricultural Investments, and Science & Technological Innovation.
Milltrust also manages the British Innovation Fund, partnering with the leading Universities and Centres of Innovation in the UK and around the world. In Singapore, he has launched a new company called Future Health to support the nascent health tech economy. Recent investments include Roslin Technologies and Green Feed Company, Protenga Pte Ltd, along with Enterprise Singapore’s SEEDS Fund.
Mr. Hopkins co-founded the international, sustainability and impact-focused, Multi-Family Office, East West Private Wealth, operating from its headquarters in Singapore, but extending its reach to Monaco, Switzerland and the UAE. He serves as chairman of the supervisory board, and works closely with complex family solutions for clients around the world.
He graduated with honours from the University of Bristol's Faculty of Law in 1986 and speaks fluent French. In 2017, Mr Hopkins completed the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma in Singaporeto qualify him to sit on the boards of Asian listed companies. He travels extensively but resides permanently with his wife, Korean born British citizen, Joann Jhin, in Singapore, and is deeply committed to promoting the long-term success of the UK/Singapore ties through the harnessing of his international network.