Mr. Strubel has been actively involved in financial markets for more than 20 years. He is a Senior Advisor to the Millennium Global High Yield Fund (“MGH”), which he founded and has managed since 1999 . Mr.Strubel is the main driving force behind SphereInvest and is based in Geneva. Previously, he was Head of Fixed Income Investments for Renaissance Capital Asset Management, where he managed portfolios of corporate debt instruments in Emerging Europe. From 1996-97, he was a Director, Credit Fixed Income Trading, with SBC Warburg Inc. He worked from 1991-95 in distressed debt portfolio management with the HSBC Group, and began his postgraduate career in 1987-90 as a Senior Economist with Merrill Lynch & Co. Mr. Strubel graduated from the University of Rochester with a joint MBA/BA.
Mr Bhalla joins SphereInvest from Millennium and continues to hold overall responsibility for investing in Indian real estate opportunities. In his 20 years of work experience, he has held several key positions at both Corporate and Board level. His strengths lie in building viable businesses in cross cultural environments, developing new market opportunities, operations management, and brand building. He has worked across multiple operating and legal environments including India, North America, ASEAN and North Asia. Abhijeet has handled various key assignments in Asia, and has been actively involved with Indian Real Estate investments over the last decade. In his earlier engagement, most recently, Abhijeet established an alternative investment Management firm for Technology Investments, and also established the Asia Pacific business for Groupe Bull’s Consulting services arm. His experience covers a wide spectrum and spans Core Consulting, Operations and General Management. Abhijeet is an honors graduate in economics from the University of Delhi and has a Masters in Business Administration from IMT Ghaziabad, India.
Mr Bhalla joins SphereInvest from Millennium and continues to lead the team based in India focusing on real estate investments. As an Urban Planner and Development Professional, he has over 15 years of development experience and has been actively engaged with the Indian Real Estate Industry and has diversified experience in the field of real estate development with specific focus on urban planning, land use, design guidelines, strategic participatory initiatives together with planning and engineering proposals. Given his in-depth understanding of the industry along with the expertise in financial and technical structural management of large-scale projects, he has been instrumental in setting up and expanding the India business. Prior to this, Ashish has worked on various projects across United States, Italy, SE Asia and India and has worked across the spectrum from collaborating with various city bodies and global funding agencies to real estate development and environmental reconstruction projects. Ashish is a Master's in Urban Design from the University of California, Berkeley, and is also on the visiting faculty of various Schools of Architecture, and a Member of the Council of Architecture.