• Vipin Sareen is one of the founding partners of IVC. He is a member of IVC Investment Management Board and is responsible for management and development of its business globally. Prior to founding IVC in 1998, he was a managing director and European head of the global equity derivatives division at UBS from 1992 to 1998, with overall marketing responsibilities for Europe, South Africa and the Middle East. Prior to this assignment, he was a senior marketer of global equity derivatives group at Salomon Brothers International, and traded interest rate derivatives at Midland Bank in London.

    Mr. Sareen is a Chartered Accountant (1984) and holds an MBA degree in finance from City University Business School (1985).

    Roland Englisch is a managing director of IVC responsible for marketing and sales in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Mr. Englisch has developed and executed a number of structured products linked to the IVC Ascent fund of hedge funds for the insurance industry and has pioneered the use of such structures for unit-linked life policies for retail investors. Prior to joining IVC in 2001, Mr. Englisch was a vice president at Chase/JP Morgan covering institutional clients in Austria, Germany and Luxembourg in the area of structured equity, fund derivatives and alternative investments products and before that he was a director in the investment banking division of Commerzbank where he held a similar role. From 1993 to 1998 Mr. Englisch held several positions with UBS ending as a director in the global equity derivatives division at UBS. At UBS, he marketed structured equity and fund derivatives products, including index-linked life policies and structured equity-linked notes for institutional investors in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

    Mr. Englisch studied business administration at the universities of Linz and Vienna and holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from the University of Linz (1993).

    Mark Evans is the Chief Operating Officer of IVC. His role encompasses the finance, compliance and administration functions. For the three years prior to joining IVC in 2001, Mr. Evans held several management roles in the investment banking division of Commerzbank in various areas including proprietary equity trading, equity brokerage, equity capital markets, cash equity trading, and foreign currency risk hedging. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Evans worked in structuring and equity derivative sales, at the global equity derivatives division at UBS, and in a prior assignment was the global head of control & accounting for that division. Prior to UBS, Mr. Evans was with JP Morgan for 5 years in financial control roles for the swaps and equity derivatives areas of the company. Mr. Evans began his career at KPMG in finance and banking audit & tax.

    Mr. Evans is a Chartered Accountant (1988) and holds the MCT Corporate Treasury Qualification as well as a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the London School of Economics (1984).