Rani Tarek Jarkas – All You Need to Know About Rani Tarek Jarkas

Mr. Rani Jarkas is a highly experienced and accomplished financial services executive, with over 25 years of international banking experience. Currently, Mr. Jarkas is the Chairman of Cedrus Investments, he founded over twodecades ago.Cedrus Investments is a global boutique investment firm headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Zurich, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Hainan. Its clients include tier-one institutions, family offices, governments and corporations in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and North America.Cedrus is specialized in Asset Management, Financial Advisory Services and Private Wealth Management.


Mr. Jarkas is frequently invited to participate as an expert or guest speaker in events related to China’s Belt and Road initiative, innovative technologies, mining, energy and life sciences industries. Moreover, Mr. Jarkas has been appointed as a member to the Advisory Board of Mines & Money in the Greater China region.


With his diverse expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Jarkas has been actively involved in facilitating cross-border deals both inbound and outbound in the Greater China region for multiple industries over the last 15 years, establishing a strong track record of success.


Prior to founding Cedrus, Mr. Jarkas had held senior-level asset management positions at some of the world’s leading investment firms, including JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch and CIBC Oppenheimer.


During his tenure at CIBC, he was the Executive Director – Investments, a member of the exclusive Chairman’s Council and consistently ranked among the top-25 Portfolio Managers managing money for pension funds, family offices and sovereign funds. At Merrill Lynch, he was repeatedly ranked as one of the top Senior Financial Advisors for the firm. Mr. Jarkas’ clients are sophisticated investors, including corporations (public and private), pension funds and high-net-worth individuals from around the globe. During his tenure at JP Morgan Chase, Mr. Jarkas was a member of the executive corporate strategy team that took multiple Silicon Valley-based technology and Biotechnology companies public.


Mr. Jarkas is fluent in English, Arabic and conversational French. Mr. Jarkas is a Certified Financial Manager and holds B.A.s in Finance and Accounting from Georgia State University. Mr. Jarkas has a global outlook, entrepreneurial spirit, a competitive nature and a history of success. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Jarkas was the number one squash player and among the top-ten players in the U.S. for six consecutive years.


Since the first day entering in the industry, the mission of Mr. Jarkas together with Cedrus has been becoming the leading financial service solution provider, offering the best-in-class financial services to knowledgeable investors globally.

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