Charlie Astor is a Director and Head of the Middle East at Rayliant Global Advisors, a Hong Kong based institutional asset manager with additional offices in London, Los Angeles, and Shanghai. He is a Chartered Member of the CISI and has published articles in the financial press on the topic of investor education.
In his role, Charlie leverages his deep knowledge and connectivity in the Arabian Gulf and surrounding countries to help Rayliant better understand and address the investment needs of the institutional asset owners in the region. Charlie has a long track record in the Middle East. Charlie’s father, Lord Astor of Hever, served in the House of Lords from 1984 to 2022 and as Government Minister of State (for Defence) between 2010-2015. He also was a senior advisor to the previous Sultan of Oman, until the Sultan’s death in 2020, and served as the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Oman. As the future Lord Astor of Hever, Charlie often accompanied his father on his trips to the Middle East region as well as hosted visitors from the region on their trips to London and has developed his own strong relationships over the last 15 years.
Charlie served on the Advisory Board at Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, between 2021 and 2022.
Charlie holds a BSc from King’s College London (KCL), University of London, in Political Economy and French. Charles is a big fan of Formula 1, golf, and Chelsea FC.