our team

Meet the team.

Nasha Afshar, CFA, CAIA
Managing Director

Nasha has over a decade of experience in the private banking industry managing HNW, UHNW and Institutional Clients. His career spans over 12 years and includes firms such as Credit Suisse, HSBC, ABN Amro, and Macquarie Bank. He holds a Masters of Commerce, Finance and International Business from Sydney University, and he is a CFA and CAIA Charterholder.

Rafik Abasov
Managing Director

Before establishing Parasol, Rafik was a Managing Director and Head of the Fund linked with Derivatives Trading team at Barclays Capital, where he was responsible for all book-running issues globally relating to the fund-linked business. Rafik joined Barclays Capital in 2000 from Banque Paribas, where he was responsible for fund linked derivatives trading. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with an MSc in Computational Finance.

Rafik Elias
Director

Prior to joining Parasol Capital, Rafik worked at Bombardier Business Aircraft for over 17 years in various capacities. As Director of Sales, he initiated, developed and nurtured relationships with UHNW Individuals, Corporations and Governments within CIS, MENA and APAC. He created and delivered bespoke solutions based on their requirements, vision, individuality and culture. Rafik holds a Bachelor of Engineering from École de Technologie Supérieure.

Michelle Dias, CFA Level 3 candidate
Director

Michelle has completed her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Hult International Business School and is a Level 3 Candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program. She has worked 7 years in investment advisory and providing portfolio management services for HNW private clients, family offices, and institutional investors. Previously she worked for a well-known Swiss intermediary for advising External Asset Managers and multi-family offices in the MENA region on their structured product allocation.

Fahim Khan
Investment Analyst

Fahim is an ACCA Member with extensive experience in multiple industries at a strategic level. He has strong knowledge on investment decisions, International Financial Reporting Standards, Fund Accounting, Risk Management, Budgeting and Forecasts.

Carmencita Guanco
Office Manager

Carmencita is a passionate administrative officer with over a decade of experience. She is highly skilled in Invoice Processing, Management, Microsoft Office, and Office Administration. Carmencita earned a certificate in Executive Assistant from Zabeel Management Academy.

Natasja Klaire Pagulayan
Head of Marketing

Natasja has extensive Social Media, PR, and Advertising experiences in Dubai, London, and Singapore. She has always been a sales-focused marketing enthusiast and worked with brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Sephora, Alfa Romeo, Invisalign, Levi’s, and HSBC Rugby 7s. Natasja holds a degree in International Business Communications and a Masters in International Relations.