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Meet The Team

Find out more about the people behind Minerva Money Management

meet the team

Quote from Tony – 

“Are you interested in investing in the great companies of the future? The ones that look after all of their stakeholders including their staff, customers, suppliers, shareholders, community and the environment. Companies that are sustainable, that do good and do no harm. Businesses with a great future and will return great value to their shareholders.

If you want to invest in companies like this that make you feel good about your investments and with the potential to produce excellent investment returns as well, then look no further than Minerva Money Management. You invest. We deliver. You know it makes sense.”

Tony Byrne - Managing Director

Tony has worked in financial services for more than 30 years. He formed Minerva Money Management in 2015. This company manages a fund, the YFS Intelligent Wealth Fund, as well offering a discretionary fund management service.

Tony is passionate about personal finance and improving people’s lives. People who are better off financially live longer and healthier lives and suffer from less relationship breakdowns meaning less broken homes.

He believes financial planning transforms people’s lives for the better and that the lack of money is the root of all evil rather than the love of it.

He lives in Milton Keynes with his wife Cholpon and his two step-children, Marcos and Erica and their two cats, Bella and Lunar.

In his spare time, he likes to play golf, run and generally keep fit. He enjoys reading, eating out, live entertainment as well as settling down at home to watch a good film. He is passionate about sports, especially following his football team Tottenham. He has been a long suffering, lifelong supporter of Spurs.

If you want to invest in companies like this that make you feel good about your investments and with the potential to produce excellent investment returns as well, then look no further than Minerva Money Management. You invest. We deliver. You know it makes sense.

Carl Roberts - Director

Carl has worked in financial services for more than 15 years and has helped Tony grow his financial advice firm as well as launch Minerva Money Management.

Carl also runs a successful financial advice firm as well as being a director of Minerva Money Management, sitting on the investment committee and working in compliance. This means Carl is uniquely placed to understand what financial advisers and investors need when it comes to successful investment management.

Carl is a passionate reader, writer and all round content consumer.

When not working he will be spending time with his wife Karen and his two young children.

He loves the outdoors and can often be seen out on family runs or bike rides!

Awet Ghirmay - Head of Investment Research

Awet Joined Minerva Money Management in June 2019 after graduating in finance and investment from Coventry University. Part of his role is researching to find innovative, disruptive companies that are shaping our future and also can generate superior returns for our investors.

He is passionate about financial markets and has extensive experience in this field. Awet enjoys reading about the market and other financial and personal development books. Awet also often likes to watch interesting advancement programs in science and technology.

In his spare time he loves to spend time with his wife Segen, exercise, cook and play with his one year old daughter Ariel. He is also passionate about giving back by educating the community about personal finance.

Cholpon Djanuzakova - Marketing Director

Cholpon became a director of Minerva Money Management in 2019. She was responsible for the image of the YFS Intelligent Wealth Fund and being the Minerva model in our marketing. Her role in Minerva Money Management is business development and marketing. Cholpon is also responsible for the operational side of the business. She loves building long term relationships and trust with people around her.

Cholpon reads a lot of self-development books, meditates daily, enjoys Salsa dancing, plays golf, exercises regularly and loves healthy home cooked meals with her family. She also likes to raise funds for charity. For example her latest challenge was to run 80 miles over a 3 months period to help Ukraine war victims and raise £1000.

You can find our fund from the following popular platforms.

The fund can be accessed directly with Yealand as the ACD, or via the following Platforms.

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To Invest in the fund via the following platforms which are only available via your financial adviser.

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