Our team has over 40 years of experience in Asset Management and Investment Banking. 


Gidon Said

Chief Investment Officer

Gidon Said has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets. He has a unique perspective on investing, having managed significant portfolios across all asset classes, for both Banks and Insurance companies. In 2000 Gidon set up and ran the Structuring and Trading Desk at Old Mutual Specialised Finance, the proprietary investment business within the Old Mutual Group. Prior to this he worked, as a successful market maker and proprietary trader, for Rand Merchant Bank, moving on to work for one of the largest fund of hedge funds in Europe, AXA Investment Managers and for Nomura International in their Emerging Markets business.

Gidon holds a B.Econ Sci (Statistics & Actuarial Science) from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa).

Email gjs@dbam.com

Raphael Martin

Managing Director

Raphael is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries, and a Chartered Financial Analyst. Raphael has 21 years' experience in Macro, Emerging Markets, Credit and Fixed Income strategies.

Email rcm@dbam.com

Iris Vahrenhorst  

Compliance Director

Iris has more than 10 years of experience in the fund and life assurance industry. She has worked in partner and client services with one of the leading life assurance companies in Luxembourg before joining Dearborn GmbH as a director.  Iris is the license holder for the financial investment brokerage activity on the German side of the business.

She holds a B.BA from the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund with honours.

Email icv@dbam.com

Christine Gibson

Marketing & Investor Relations Director

Christine began her career as a Mergers and Acquisitions analyst at Goldman Sachs and then transitioned into a Structured Debt Capital Markets role at Rand Merchant Bank. In 2010, Christine joined Credit Suisse in London as Head of South African Fixed Income Sales. From 2013 through 2016, she worked for Standard Chartered as an Executive Director in their African Global Markets, where she focused on the distribution and repackaging of Sub Saharan African debt for large institutional investors.

Christine holds a B.Bus Sci in Finance and Statistics with Honours from the University of Cape Town and an MBA cum laude and as valedictorian from the International University of Monaco.

Email cmg@dbam.com