About us

Charles Henri Hirsch : Founder and Chief Investment Adviser
Charles Henri (French) is head of the Moscow representative office of the Investment Adviser. During the 1990s, he formed a consultancy firm specializing in Russia and travelled extensively in Siberia. In 1996, he launched Equinox, focusing on opportunities for investment in Russia and the former Soviet Union. Subsequently, Charles Henri has been instrumental in the protection of minority investors and promotion of corporate governance across Russian markets. He holds a degree in Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique, and a Master’s degree in Materials Science from MIT.

Richard Bray : Director of Equinox Fund Management
Richard (British) has been working in the fund administration sector since 1985, including 13 years with a major Swiss financial institution. Richard brings a wide range of experience in fund management, corporate strategy and business development solutions. He is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Directors. He is also a member of the administration subcommittee of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association and previously a member of their technical subcommittee.

Oksana Martynova : Senior Analyst
Oksana (Russian) has been researching Russian markets and monitoring portfolio investments for more than 10 years. She is a member of the Investment Committee and actively participates in portfolio company corporate actions, attending shareholders’ meetings and advising on voting strategies. Oksana also has extensive experience in business plan and financial statements analysis, producing analytical sector reports in multiple industries. Previously, Oksana worked as a Business Development Manager for several independent oil and gas producers across Russia. She holds a degree from the Russian Oil and Gas University (Moscow).

Auguste Velay : Junior Analyst
Auguste (Swiss) joined the team in April 2020 and is gaining a broad range of experience across the Equinox group, including Russian markets analysis and research. As an ESG specialist, Auguste is responsible for promoting the Equinox responsible investment approach. He is also a project member on the group’s digital marketing team with a focus on social media and website development. Previously, Auguste worked as a journalist for the Swiss magazine Bilan. He holds a degree in economic history from the University of Geneva.

Julie Blampied : Client Relationship Manager
Julie (British) has been with the Equinox group since 2007 and is responsible for fund management operations, particularly focusing on client relations and investor communications. She has extensive experience in fund administration, internal control and process analysis and is a member of the Equinox digital marketing team. Prior to joining the company, Julie was Senior Manager for a large global logistics organisation. She was educated at Ladies College, Guernsey and holds an HNC in Commerce and Finance.

Alla Ohanian : Chief Financial Officer
Alla Ohanian : Chief Financial Officer Alla (Latvian) is responsible for the oversight of Equinox’s finance and accounting operations, managing financial strategy, budget control and reporting across the group. Prior to joining the group, she spent 7 years with an international audit/financial services firm, ultimately as Assistant Manager in the Financial Reporting and Compliance department with responsibility for a varied portfolio of clients. Alla holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Accounting and Audit from the University of Latvia.