Chief Investment Officer, Rafiki Capital Management
Prior to founding Rafiki, he was a Managing Director and Senior Trader at Credit Suisse and Head of the Cross Market Trading Desk, based in Hong Kong.
Lucas has spent the majority of his career trading and managing structured and complex derivatives over a wide range of asset classes including equities, commodity indices, fixed income and hedge funds. He has a strong track record as a trader, posting profits in every year he has managed a trading book. He also has significant experience in start-up businesses, having worked with various companies including Lastminute.com, designing and building e-commerce solutions.
At Credit Suisse he was responsible for 6 traders, and managed the risk for three trading businesses, Structured Funds, Complex Cross Asset Derivatives and Variable Annuities. He contributed to the growth and success of the structured funds platform, managing asset growth from US$250mio to more than US$12bn over a three year period, becoming the leading global player in that particular market. Similarly, the complex derivatives business became the leading player in the region by market share and issuance notional during the same three year time period.
Before moving to Hong Kong in 2012, Lucas was head of Equity Derivatives Australia at Credit Suisse in Sydney, and was a member of the Australian Equities Management Committee. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Lucas was an Executive Director and Senior Trader at UBS, where he joined in 2003. At UBS, he was Head of Exotic Derivatives Trading and also head of Equity Derivative Sales in Sydney, Australia.