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Who we are

Our private wealth teams have the experience, expertise and emotional intelligence to understand and meet the sophisticated needs of each client.

Whether you are looking for wealth preservation strategies, enhancing portfolio yield, investing for future generations, or perhaps executing your legacy plan.  Whatever your objective, we will help guide you on your journey.

Each of our private wealth advisors serves a limited number of individual investors or family offices, so that we can give each client the dedication and time they deserve. Our belief is that no two clients can ever have the same solution since each, and every individual has their unique cultural, family and financial background that must be captured within an optimal solution, tailored for them. 

Our global reach and access to market leading financial products and services allows us to identify exclusive opportunities to diversify and grow your investments


Our Key Personnel

Knut Loesche

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board

Knut Loesche is a distinguished and dynamic leader within the asset management and energy sector, presently serving as both the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Cross Asset Wealth Management stands as a prominent asset management solutions provider, operating with a focus on excellence in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region.

Before leading Cross Asset Wealth Management, Knut Loesche carved a distinguished career in the venture capital industry in Germany. During this tenure, he meticulously honed his leadership skills and cultivated a profound understanding of investment dynamics, contributing significantly to his acumen in strategic business development.

With a career spanning several decades and marked by a global investment portfolio, Knut Loesche has emerged as a key influencer in shaping the financial services landscape, particularly in the Middle East. His visionary leadership has played a pivotal role in positioning Cross Asset Wealth Management as a highly dynamic player in the asset management sector, where innovation and comprehensive solutions are paramount. Knut’s multifaceted expertise and strategic insights have not only steered Cross Asset Wealth Management to new heights but have also left an indelible mark on the broader financial services industry. His unwavering commitment to excellence, coupled with a forward-thinking approach, continues to drive Cross Asset Wealth Management’s success in delivering cutting-edge solutions in the ever-evolving asset management landscape.

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Jignasha Patel

Head of Finance, Legal & Compliance

Jignasha is a passionate advocate of enabling business growth and transformations through best practice executive management and governance. As an experienced commercial business leader with more than 25 years executive management experience leading diverse teams, portfolios and revenue streams in multiple countries, she has consistently delivered exceptional results in growth and business transformation while maintaining a strong bottom line.

Throughout her distinguished career, Jignasha has also brought long term strategic and commercial focus to the boards she has served and encouraged management to create strategies supporting long term shareholder and stakeholder value creation. She has served in independent governance roles at NZ Post Limited (Deputy Chair, Acting Chair Finance, Audit Risk and Director), NZ Post Superannuation Plan (Chair and Trustee) and Te Hononga Akoranga COMET (Trustee).

Experience gained on the commercial and non-profit boards had reinforced Jignasha’s belief in long term value creation through a collaboration and engagement model with diverse communities and building cross industry partnerships. Her enthusiasm for exploring new ideas and opportunities with fellow board members fuels her commitment to shaping a prosperous future for enterprises in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

Currently, Jignasha holds the position of Director Enterprise, Finance, and Property at Auckland War Memorial Museum, where she continues to leverage her extensive expertise. Additionally, she serves as a Board Trustee for Te Hononga Akoranga COMET. Jignasha is a proud member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Institute of Directors (NZ) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, highlighting her commitment to professional excellence in her field.

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Prasann Patel

Head of Portfolio & Risk Management

Prasann is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and global markets expert. Specialising in portfolio and risk management, Prasann has a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of macro trading, strategic investment, risk mitigation and wealth creation.

Prasann has been in the industry for over 30 years during which he has held the position of Executive Director and Portfolio Manager at Core Investments Group for 20+. Core Investments Group is a successful New Zealand based firm, specialising in private equity in the Asia Pacific region and actively engages in global markets trading, investment, and risk management.

As Head of Core Investments Prasann has decades of investment & hedging experience in multiple sectors ranging from national utility companies through to steel manufacturing plants. Prasann’s deep knowledge of FX and interest rate markets has seen him advise several governments in the Middle East and Asia on financial wellbeing and risk management.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Prasann is deeply committed to philanthropy, actively engaging with charitable organisations, including the Deepavali Charitable Trust (www.deepavali.org.nz), which provides funding and resources to three hospitals and a school in an impoverished region of India. Set up in 2009, the hospitals serve approximately 42,000 patients monthly, while the school educates 4,600 underprivileged girls.

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Darko Atijas

Head of Operations

Darko is an experienced COO, investor, entrepreneur and executive. He currently sits on the board of several businesses in the UK and Australia as a non-executive director. Darko has led multiple high profile M&A transactions such as the sale of Temando to Neopost in 2015, Attco Global Services to Tech Data in 2017, and Showpony to Kevin Murphy Group in 2023.

Darko is a co-founder of True Altitude, a boutique Investment Services firm focused on business to business transactions. He and his team have managed over 40 investments, supporting 130+ clients in the UK, EU, GCC, US and APJ. Darko’s career has seen him heavily involved in over $600M USD in equity investments, $110M in asset based financing and more than £300m in wholesale structured debt deals.

Darko joined Cross Asset Wealth Management as a representative of the board in the GCC and United Arab Emirates in 2023 and is part of the management oversight committee of the company.

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