Our Team

We have built our careers sourcing, Analyzing and structuring complex investments across a wide variety of asset classes, Trading actively in diverse market, We are individually and collectively committed to using the forces of the market to benefit our clients.

Ernesti Lalli Jaska

Founder & Chief Executive Officer ernestiofficial@sebtan.com

Mr. Ernesti founded Sebtan Asset Management Inc. Towards the end of 2016 and is the firm’s Chief executive officer. Ernesti Lalli Jaska has over 20 years of portfolio management experience.

Prior to founding the Firm, he spent 3 years at Goldman Sachs in the Asset Management Division with the Quantitative Investment Strategies Group and subsequently within the Securities Division, where he was the regional Head of an Electronic Sales and Trading team. Ernesti advised several of the world’s largest systematic and discretionary hedge funds and asset managers in this role.

Mr. Ernesti worked at Strategic Investment Group, an outsourced investment office for pension funds, foundations, and endowments with over $30 billion in assets under management. At Strategic, Mr. Ernesti was a senior member of the alternatives investment team overseeing investments in hedge funds, private equity and real estate.

Ernest served as a Vice President of the supervisory board at Neuberger Berman and General Partner at Weiss Peck & Greer. He is highly experienced in creating specialized investment strategies that meet the changing demands of the industry, and preserving client wealth in difficult markets. Additionally, since 1996, He has advised professional and retired athletes and is familiar with their unique needs.

Mr. Ernesti received a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School, the school’s highest academic award. Mr. Ernesti received an AB from Harvard College, magna cum laude in Economics. 

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Brian Richard

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer brianrichard@sebtan.com

Brian joined SEBTAN CAPITAL in the year 2017 and currently serves as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.

Mr. Brian has over 20 years experience in accounting for Private Investment Partnerships. Prior to SEBTAN, Brian was with Cougar Trading, LLC, a family office with both an internal Hedge Fund and numerous private investments with outside advisers.

Prior to that, Brian was CCO of Keefe Managers, LLC, a SEC Registered Investment Advisor, which he joined in 1999.

Prior to 1999, Brian held positions at a number of prominent Investment Advisers, including Appaloosa Management, Inc. and Steinhardt Management, LP.

Earlier in his career, Brian was a CPA auditing Private Investment Partnerships and Broker Dealers at Rothstein, Kass & Company.

Mr. Brian has a Bachelor Degree in Finance and International Business from Florida International University.

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Felicie Adolph

Chief Investment Officer felicieadolph@sebtan.com

Having worked for over 15 years in the asset management industry, Felicie brings a wealth of investment experience, an extensive technical skillset and valuable knowledge of global markets to her role as Chief Investment Officer for SEBTAN ASSETS MGT.

Felicie joined Standard Life Investments in 2016 as Head of Global Fixed Income, and was appointed as Chief Investment Officer in 2017. Her current responsibilities as Chief Investment Officer include oversight of investment activities in both public and private markets.

Previously, Felicie was one of the Directors at Global Fixed Income at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and, before that, a Director at Mercury Asset Management which she joined in 2004. She started her career at Chase Manhattan Bank as a Credit Analyst in 1987.

During his career Felicie has gained experience in the direct management of both Equity and Fixed Income portfolios for a wide variety of mandates, prior to assuming broader management and oversight responsibilities.

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Bassett Jimme

Chief HR Officer Bassettjim@sebtan.com

Bassett was appointed Chief HR Officer in February 2018, as Head of Human Resources he is responsible for SEBTAN’s global HR function. He has extensive experience of leadership roles at some of the world’s biggest brands, specialising in talent management, culture and leadership. Originally from Australia, He has lived and worked across Asia, the USA and Europe.

Before joining our business, Bassett was Chief HR Officer at Travelport Worldwide, a global business specialising in technology for the travel industry.

Prior to Travelport, Mr. Bassett gained significant experience in the financial services industry as Managing Director, HR at Barclays Bank PLC.

he also worked for ten years in various positions in HR for the British supermarket chain Asda Walmart. Simon holds a degree from Loughborough University in Modern European Studies, Politics, Economics, French & German.

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Klaus Adalbrechta

Chief Operating Officer (COO) klausadalbrechta@sebtan.com

Klaus Adalbrechta joined SEBTAN in 2016 as Head of Legal Department and was responsible for the business development. Since 2018 he has been running the operational business and some holding functions as COO.

In this role he is responsible for all operational issues all over the organisation and also oversaw all investments done in the past as well as all M&A transactions and the organic growth in Europe.

Previously he worked as lawyer for various companies including Dyckerhoff and Siemens Real Estate. Meanwhile he has more than 20 years industry experience. Mr. Klaus has a graduate in law.

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Stephen Halward

Chief Communications Officer stephenhalward@sebtan.com

Stephen was appointed Chief Communications Officer in June 2019. He has wide-ranging experience in leadership roles at large blue chip organisations, with a specific focus on communications and reputation management.

Stephen’s experience in the financial services industry includes roles as Group Communications Co-Director for Prudential plc, and as Group Corporate Affairs Director for Barclays PLC. Before joining our business, he worked in Australian private equity.

Prior to this Stephen worked with the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, the UK’s statutory trade body representing the research-based industry. His earlier career includes communications leadership roles with Allied Domecq PLC, Diageo plc, Eli Lilly and Company.

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