Kenyon Abel is a founder and a managing director of Armira Capital. He and Gilly Uppal founded Armira Capital in 2015. Under this leadership, the firm has grown its offering across several asset classes for institutional and family office clients. Armira’s focus is to build and offer access to specialised investment, trading and financing strategies and trust to manage bespoke transaction or portfolio structures. Kenyon is the group compliance officer and MLRO.
Kenyon also serves on the board of CedarKnight Investment Management, a boutique investment management firm he co-founded in 2012.
Prior to becoming independent to establish a financial services group, Kenyon built his career in investment banking at Barclays Capital, followed by a period at BNPP Fortis, where he helped establish and develop the global risk management framework for structured finance and investment transactions for Global Structured Finance team. During his career, he has worked across asset classes concluding high-value multi-jurisdictional capital markets and asset-based transactions for banks, financial institutions and their clients. Over the last 20 years, Kenyon has focussed on all aspects of the product life cycle of trades : (i) establishing infrastructure (companies, funds, financing, capital, risk allocation management); (ii) asset management transaction portfolios; and (ii) the dismantling of intertwined complex financial markets products, transactions and associated infrastructure.
Kenyon is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments and a Fellow in the Association of Tax Taxation. He holds an honours degree in History from the University of Durham.