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Our Team

The Fusion Alternatives management team comprises dynamic industry executives with a unique combined experience from leading diamond houses, financial institutions and professional services firms.

The FA Team has a complementary skills set spanning the entire spectrum of the diamond pipeline and multiple trading avenues on both the buy and sell side, and is dedicated to identifying the most beneficial sourcing, selling, trading and investment channels for our clients.

With diversified and multi-level exposure to day-to-day market activities and sensibilities, Fusion Alternatives is one of the only entities in the world that has the expertise to provide this unique portfolio of services to our clients.

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» David Kuchler

David Kuchler is the Chief Executive Officer of Fusion Alternatives and of the joint Diamond Tender business, managed and operated by Fusion Alternatives in cooperation with I. Hennig & Co.

David has over 25 years’ experience in the Diamond industry and a vast understanding of Rough and Polished Diamonds as well as of Diamond Jewelry. For the last 9 years, David has been working for one of the leading family-owned diamond manufacturing companies and a De Beers Sightholder. He was promoted to CEO in 2011. David started his career as a Rough diamond buyer and then as a salesman of Rough and Polished diamonds. He subsequently moved into executive management, where he oversaw all aspects of the company from finance to purchasing of Rough, manufacturing processes, sorting standardization, sales and logistics.

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» Saul Singer
Saul is responsible for investment strategy and product development activities at Fusion Alternatives and is directly responsible for Fusion Alternatives Investment Management.

Saul has extensive experience in researching diamond market developments, polished diamond price movements and trading activities. He has published research on the global diamond market and is a respected commentator on the global diamond market in the financial press, as well as a regular speaker at international diamond and investment conferences. Saul has also held senior positions in the banking, wealth management and consulting sectors in Australia and the Middle East.

He has a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance) and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Monash University, Australia as well as a post graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Australian Securities Institute.

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» Raphael Bitterman
Originally from Antwerp where his family is a well known diamond trading family, Raphael takes responsibility for the online and offline diamond trading activities of Fusion Alternatives.

Raphael has a background in international trading and intellectual property law in Belgium and the Middle East.

Raphael holds an LLB from the University of Antwerp.

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