Our People

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Chris Johnson

Darren Riley

Founder & CEO
           Executive Director
Head Of Business Development

With over 20 years of experience , Byron has a proven track record of being able to deliver in-depth advice and implement practical solutions for an expanding range of scenarios

Chris has over 15 years of experience working in the financial sector both in the UK and predominately Asia and brings with him over a decade of experience leading successful Business Development operations Worldwide

Darren has over 10 years of experience across multiple industries spanning 10 countries and 3 continents. With his grasp of strategic, analytically driven marketing concepts, he spearheads our cross channel Business Development proposition.

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Throughout his 20 year career Byron has always aimed to build the most robust investment portfolios for his clients. Frequently frustrated by the high entry levels and restricted access to many of the most effective and sought after alternative investments Byron established Altvest Capital Partners to fill the gap. His collaboration with a significant network of investment professionals spanning both traditional and alternative assets facilitates access to an unparalleled level of collective experience, knowledge and wisdom.

An extensive and proven understanding of the International Financial Advisory and Capital Markets universe coupled with the compelling Alternative Investments Altvest offers, enables Byron to counsel individuals and extend unparalleled access to one of the most effective and wide-ranging global Wealth Management propositions available today.

A long standing Permanent Resident (PR) of Singapore, Byron is a practicing CFP with numerous accreditations in the field of investment and fund management and has always harboured a keen interest in the fields of investor psychology and behavioural finance. A strong believer in personal and professional development, in conjunction with the continued advancement of his financial qualifications, Byron has recently attained a BSc (Hons) in Psychological Studies and a Specialist Diploma in Applied Psychology.

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Originally from Scotland, Chris has over 15 years of experience working in the financial sector both in the UK and predominately Asia.

Chris’ expertise is within Business Development and Relationship Management and brings with him over a decade of experience leading successful Business Development operations Worldwide. Now based in the UK, Chris heads our Business Development operations in all markets, focusing on nurturing existing relationships with our clients whilst continually seeking new business opportunities.

With a passion to succeed, Chris takes every opportunity to improve himself and is committed to both personal and professional development, always looking for the next opportunity to learn and add value to our operations. Chris holds international qualifications through prestigious bodies such as The London Institute of Banking & Finance, The Chartered Insurance Institute and Singapore College of Insurance to ensure breadth of knowledge as well as understanding industry trends and standards.

To further enhance his development, Chris has also attended training from some world-renowned trainers in areas such as Sales and Neuro Linguistic Programming throughout his career.

A father of 3 young boys, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and his main hobby is football.



Originally from the UK, Darren brings over a decade of Sales and Business Development experience, working in companies of various sizes and in different stages of development in numerous jurisdictions.  Darren has an established history of growing companies, ranging from early-stage start-ups through to larger SMEs. With global multi-channel experience,  Darren's expertise lies in developing new markets and defining the processes and strategies needed to ensure growth.

As head of our global Business Development operation, Darren focuses on building deep effective and long-lasting commercial relationships whilst conducting ongoing research and analysis to ensure we maintain a consistently high level of performance.

Based in Singapore for over 8 years, Darren is a Singapore PR, married with a young boy. Always keen to learn and expand his horizons, Darren has attended group training sessions and 1-2-1 learning with some of the worlds most renowned mentors and trainers.