Lyra Capital investment team members have between 15 and 20 years of experience in the financial industry, covering the fields of private banking, business consulting, mergers and acquisitions, investment fund advisory, commodity trading, private equity and markets research. Similarly, each member possesses an extensive international education combined with a long-term presence in South East Asia. With fluency in several Asian and European languages and a strong anchor in Japan, the team will provide you with holistic financial advice along with privileged access to the best of what the region has to offer.

Charles Monney


Charles is the CEO of Lyra Capital. He cumulates more than 20 years professional experience as an investment banker for leading financial institutions in the UK, Singapore and Switzerland. He studied Foreign Affairs at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva and at the University of Vienna obtaining his master degree is 1996. In 2007 He founded Lyra Capital Pte. Ltd. in Singapore. Besides managing several clients’ portfolios, he heads the investment committee of the company. Fluent in English, French and German.

Carlos Gonzalez Florenzano

Managing Partner

Portfolio and Fund Manager at Lyra Capital, Carlos benefits from a solid field experience of over 15 years. Starting as hedge fund analyst for several years, he then joined a major trade finance company in Singapore where he specialised in structuring short term financing for commodity traders and in selecting top class fund managers for its clients. On Lyra’s board since 2016, he runs the Global Trade Finance Fund and private clients’ portfolios. Carlos holds a Master’s degree from the SDA Bocconi Business School in Milan. Fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.

Vadim Bondarev

Managing Partner

Vadim has more than 20 years experience in investment banking and wealth management, servicing high net worth clients across top-tier banks in Singapore, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Before joining Lyra Capital, Vadim was heading the Eastern European desk at a large Singapore bank.

Akihiro Nemoto

Managing Partner

Akihiro has been appointed as Managing Director at Lyra. He brings a rich background of experience from his time as Senior Director at a leading Private Bank, where he worked extensively with Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals, Single-Family Offices and Corporations. His career covers a broad spectrum of financial sectors, demonstrating a deep understanding of a wide range of client needs. Akihiro's past roles, which include Interbank Dealer, Commodity Trader, and Senior Relationship Manager, have endowed him with skills in Money Markets, FX, Treasuries, Derivatives, and Asset Liability Management. These skills give him a unique advantage in delivering premium Wealth Management services. His international experience, combined with his academic qualifications in Business and Finance from Kyoto University and the University of Hong Kong (HKU), enhances his expertise in the industry. He is proficient in both Japanese and English.

Daniel Toh

Analyst & Portfolio Manager

Mr Toh serves as both research and investment analyst for Lyra Capital. Primarily, he focuses on the consumer sectors, infrastructure companies & mass market retailers in China, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. He handles all the quantitative models, risk & qualitative metrics for managing direct exposure in clients’ portfolios and acts as CIO for Lyra Asian Value portfolio. In addition, he oversees our discretionary global asset allocations. Key member of the investment committee, Daniel graduated in engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS) and has completed all 3 levels of CFA examinations.

Yuki Kato

Junior Relationship Manager

Ms Yuki Kato offers diligent client management, leveraging her expertise in international financial processes and relations with global institutions. Prior to joining Lyra Capital, she gained invaluable experience at a renowned international bank, honing her client relationship skills. Born and raised in Japan, Ms Kato skillfully integrates her deep understanding of Japanese business practices and global finance, bridging East-West business contexts. Her proficiency in English enhances her ability to facilitate cross-cultural communication and build international partnerships, contributing to Lyra Capital's global presence.

Elina Babikova

Investor Relations

Elina joined Lyra Capital from a large Singapore bank where she was responsible for covering HNW private clients from Eastern Europe and CIS. She has an extensive experience in Wealth Management and Compliance affairs. Elina is fluent in Latvian, English, Russian and also proficient in French and Spanish.

Mia Kankaanpää

Public Relations

Ms Kankaanpaa has been providing the Board of Director with potential risk management and operational improvement recommendations since 2012. Together with Fatia she is responsible for liaising with the external compliance and the external internal audit. In addition, her role also includes public relations of the company with medias and third parties involved in the matter.

Evelyn Nguyen

Operations & Administration Executive

Ms Nguyen joined Lyra in 2023, she ensures the smooth running of the company’s office and its administration. She also acts as liaison officer with our third-party service providers. With over 10 years of work experience, she has acquired skills in administration, operations, and customer service. Evelyn graduated from Banking University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, majoring in Banking and Finance.