Fareed Asadi became Chairman in 2009. He joined Black Pearl Capital from Julius Baer, where he was founder and global head of the Client Advisory Group. In that role, he was responsible for establishing and managing a unit focused on the bank's largest and most sophisticated clients.
Fareed brings 17 years of financial experience in asset management and advisory services with a focus on global equities, structured products and real estate. Prior to joining JB, Fareed was at Credit Suisse, Zurich for three years starting in 2003 as part of CS Investment Partners, a team focused on large and global clients. He co-founded a private venture capital firm in 2000 that focused on IT in the MENA Region. Fareed was also at Morgan Stanley, London from 1996 to 2000 as a member of PWM team focused on the Middle East.
Fareed has a BSc from City University of New York in Management & Computing and an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.