The Team

Imad Assio
Imad Assio | Chief Executive Officer

Imad Assio
Chief Executive Officer

Imad brings an impressive 25 years of experience in multi-asset investing, offering a unique perspective gained from both wealth management and asset management roles. His expertise is centered around the development and execution of trading strategies founded on global macroeconomic analysis and a deep understanding of monetary policy dynamics.

Prior to his role as a co-founder at Aksys Global Markets, Imad held the position of Managing Director at Antobel Capital Management (ACM) Ltd. Here, he provided invaluable advisory services to institutional clients, specializing in strategies focused on short volatility options trading across G10 FX and Equity markets.

Before joining ACM, Imad served as the head of the derivatives trading desk for a reputable institutional investor, where he managed multiple global macro portfolios. Earlier in his career, he played a pivotal role at Tabadul Shares and Bonds LLC, a brokerage firm based in the GCC region. In this capacity, he provided strategic direction and oversight across various departments, contributing significantly to the firm's success.

Imad initiated his career in 1998 as a Trading Analyst, specializing in the French equity market at Crédit Commercial de France. Over the next two decades, he assumed leadership roles within different teams, operating in locations spanning Montreal, Paris, Beirut, and the UAE.

Imad holds a Master's degree in Financial Economics, earned from the University of Ottawa, Canada. His commitment to ethics and governance is reflected in his active involvement on several boards, demonstrating his dedication to advancing businesses and communities.