Ashley serves as the CEO and Head of Currencies & Commodities for the firm and has a history of trading Foreign Exchange, Equities and Commodities.

Ashley’s achievement has been tremendous over the brief existence of Obsidian Achernar Limited. He has successfully executed FX trades of over USD 1.5 billion in 2018 and currently has completed over USD 2.1 billion in FX transactions so far in 2019.

Obsidian Achernar has also tripled its institutional client base from 15 in 2014 to 45 in 2018. Under Ashley’s steady guide, Obsidian Achernar has successfully acquired a Bank of Ghana FX brokers’ licence, leading to a boost in the business networks and reach. Obsidian Achernar Limited currently operates with both local and offshore FX licences.

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 as well.

Prior to joining OBSIDIAN, Ashley was a Senior Partner at Reflex Eco Group – an African focused Private Equity advisory and commodities trading firm – which he co-founded.

Reflex played a key role in a number of debt finance and private equity investments including raising $32m for a Ghana-based Teak plantation business and a $70m transaction for a high growth transportation business also based in Ghana.

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.