Head of Investment Committee
David Ian Smith is the Head of the Pragma Investment Committee. Prior to Pragma, he served as the Chief Investment Officer of Alternative Investments Solutions at GAM. David also worked as Head of Investment Research and Management at Buck Consultants and he worked for investment consultancy division of Mercer Investment Consulting. David Smith has associate qualifications from IIMR and the Securities Institute. He holds a B.A.(Hons) in Economics from De Montfort University.
Luigi Carnelli is the Chairman of Pragma Wealth Management, having joined in March 2014. Luigi is also a member of the Pragma investment committee. Luigi is Managing Director and Head Private Banking Italy at Vontobel Private Banking. He has extensive experience within the Banking and Alternative Investments industries.
Managing Director and CIO
Paulino Lopez is Chief Investment Officer. He joined Pragma Wealth Management in October 2008 as a junior analyst having graduated at Universidad de Oviedo with a BA in Business Management and Administration (2008). Paulino oversees all investment matters for the company. He is a CFA charter holder.
MD, Private Investments
Emanuele Tosetti joined Pragma Wealth Management in January 2016 as Head of Investments. Prior to Pragma, Emanuele worked as the Business Development Manager for Feal Srl, a real estate company based in Milan. Before Feal, Emanuele worked for 3 years at Mediobanca, Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A., where he was an analyst in the Debt Restructuring and Advisory team. Emanuele has a BA and MS in Law and Business Administration from Università Bocconi, Milano.
Farrah Kunwar joined Pragma Wealth Management in December 2015 as an Investment Analyst. Prior to Pragma, Farrah worked at M&G Investments (Prudential Group) as an Associate in the Financial Institutions Group. She has a BA from the University of Warwick and holds the IMC. Farrah is a member of the investment team working on new allocations and portfolio analysis.
Shyam Awasthi joined Pragma Wealth Management in 2018 as an Investment Analyst. Prior to Pragma, Shyam worked at EY as an Audit Executive in the Energy department, where he gained his ACA. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Leeds. Shyam works within the investment team on private investments.
Firm Operations Manager
Eefke Lazzari joined Pragma Wealth Management in May 2016 as the Operations and Office Manager. Prior to Pragma, Eefke worked at Bank of Ireland as an Associate Director within Business Banking Great Britain. Eefke has a Masters in International Business from the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Eefke’s core responsibilities include managing the firm’s relationships with custodians, administrators and other external service providers.
Fund Operations Manager
Duncan Carter joined Pragma Wealth Management in August 2019 as the Fund Operations Manager. Prior to Pragma, Duncan worked as the Head of Operations for The Black Ant Group LLP. He holds a BA (Hons) in Science Management of Health and Fitness from Guildford University.