Shimoda Group History

Shimoda Group was established in Asia as a financial consulting company, in 1993, by Andrew Kershaw and David Mapley and a group of investors with extensive experience in Asian banking and capital markets. In 1996, Shimoda Capital was established in the Cayman Islands in order to create an offshore entity for the purpose of funds advisory, management, corporate services, and provision of directors. Shimoda initially specialised in Emerging equity and debt markets, particularly “Emerging Europe” and Asia. Stuart Nelson, also active in the Asian capital markets in the early 1990's, joined the group to bring his pension investment and structuring expertise to Shimoda. A further expansion into Art investing and collecting resulted from a strategic tie-up with Ambassade d'Art based in Geneva in the 2010's.

Intel-Suisse also liaises with global forensic technology companies, law enforcement, regulators, press and social media, when potential fraud situations arise, deploying market experience and the latest technology for accessing information that assists in the investigative & recovery process.

The firm was one of the earliest investors into Russia and Emerging Europe with the principals of the company having been involved in the area from soon after the breakdown of the command economies in the early 1990’s. Shimoda managed Russian government pension assets in a bespoke investment fund in the early 2000's. Shimoda benefits from accumulated experience in the region as well as extensive contacts and networking built up over many years.

The firm works with a number of investment funds and special purpose vehicles and advises institutional and "sophisticated persons" and high net worth persons" on asset allocation and investment strategies. Drawing on its extensive experience in Asia and North America, Shimoda intends to introduce quality managers and fund strategies to a Luxembourg umbrella fund it provides director support to.

Shimoda works with a number of international partners for sourcing capital and co-investing :- Chinese Financial Resources Holdings (China), Harbour Associates (USA), Belgravia Wealth (Switzerland), Samsung Life (South Korea), Sumitomo Corporation (Japan/USA), Ambassade d'Art (Switzerland), IBIS EastWest (California), Blackridge Marketing (Social Media - USA/Europe) and others.

Shimoda Group History - in Romania

Contact Us

  • Shimoda Capital Partners
  • P.O. Box 204,
  • George Town, KY1-1104
  • Grand Cayman
  • or
  • 9-11 Rue Louvigny,
  • L-1946 Luxembourg
  • Email: info at