Kriya Capital is an Investment Management Firm that combines the experience of selected Investment Managers within an Institution and morphs these different styles into a strong centralised information partnership. Kriya was established in 2010 and is regulated by the Hong Kong SFC with a Type 9 Investment Management License.





About Us

Kriya Capital was established in 2010 and is regulated by the Hong Kong SFC with a type 9 (Asset Management) License. The firm was founded by individuals whose career paths had crossed for over 20 years and the consistency is shown by Kriya having the same Responsible Officers and key personnel since inception. Kriya has an original but disciplined approach to fund management with long-term relationships spanning the key areas of the business from the investment process, operational support, regulatory compliance through to marketing and distribution. In addition to successful existing funds covering Japan, Greater China and Global Macro, Kriya is in the process of launching a series of new funds in the near future.

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Kriya Capital Team


Gawain Barnard


Founding Partner and Responsible Officer

Japan Portfolio Manager

Gawain has over 30 years’ experience in the financial markets, starting in investment banking in the early 1980’s and moving to fund management in 2002. His expertise spans Asian markets with an emphasis on Japan where he worked as Global head of Japan equity distribution for UBS/Warburg from 1995 until 2002 when he moved to Hong Kong to open the first Asian office for UK Fund Manager TT International. He holds an M.A from Trinity College, Cambridge.


John Murray


Founding Partner & Responsible Officer

Pan-Asia Portfolio Manager

John is currently running the Kriya JM Fund, a Pan–Asian value based strategy. He has over 30 years of experience as an investment professional in Asian equity markets as an asset manager, proprietary trader and market maker. Immediately prior to the foundation of Kriya he was running the Japanese equity strategy for KBC AIM.


Alice Tse


Head of Operations

Alice is Kriya’s key person for hedge fund operations. Daily stock and cash reconciliations, trade bookings, trader support, regulatory, accounting/auditing, risk reporting for investors and traders. 20 years’ experience in operations and international settlement in both hedge funds and asset management companies in Asia and formerly Chief Operating Officer at Penta Asia Limited.


Rebecca Tsang


Finance Manager

Rebecca has over 5 years’ experience in trade bookings and reconciliations, breaks, client and regulatory reporting, collateral margin management, accounts and auditing. Rebecca works closely with Alice on all operational activities. Before working with Kriya Rebecca worked within a Big Four accounting firm for 4 years after which she joined Japan Asia Holdings in the accounting department where she worked for 6 years.