Ashley serves as the CEO and Head of currencies & commodities for the firm. He has a history of trading foreign exchange, equities, and commodities.

Ashley’s CV provides indisputable proof of his genuinely exceptional capabilities.  While at Obsidian Achernar Limited, he has successfully executed FX trades of over USD 1.5 billion in 2018 and currently has completed over USD 6.1 billion in FX transactions in the current financial year.

Obsidian Achernar had also tripled its institutional client base from 15 in 2014 to 74 in 2020. Under Ashley’s expert and studied guidance, Obsidian Achernar has successfully acquired a Securities & Exchange Commission Fixed Income license, Financial Conduct Authority, and Bank of Ghana FX brokers’ license, leading to a boost in the business networks and reach. Obsidian Achernar Limited currently operates with both local and offshore FX licenses.

He began his career in finance by joining a Middle East focused multi-family office that managed over $100m in funds under management. He initially focused on sell-side trades in the futures commodities markets and progressed quickly within the firm to cover buy-side opportunities.

Before joining OA, Ashley was a Senior Partner at Reflex Eco Group – a London-based, Africa-focused Private Equity advisory and commodities trading firm – which he co-founded. Reflex played a vital role in several debts and private equity investments, including raising $32m for a Ghana-based Teak plantation business and a $70m transaction for a high-growth transportation business.

Bringing Positive Change

OA's passion also lies in helping those who are less privileged break through barriers to succeed in the education world; through social initiatives targeted at less privileged communities. OA Markets also help many other charities around Africa.