At Parasol Capital we created an Investment Management Solution which increases returns and lowers your risk

  • Setting up and running your customised family office
  • Investment advice from qualified professionals
  • Exclusive access to alternative investments normally reserved for large institutions

Achieve Higher Returns

Lower Your Risk

Exclusive Access to Alternative Investments


Our Team

Managing Director

Nasha Afshar, CFA, CAIA

Prior to Parasol Capital, Nasha worked at Credit Suisse Private Bank where he managed Ultra High Net Worth Clients. His career spans over 12 years and includes firms such as Credit Suisse, HSBC, ABN Amro, and Macquarie Bank. Coverage included HNW, UHNW, and Institutional clients. Completed the CFA Charterholder program in an 18 month period from Dec 2013 – Jun 2015. Completed CAIA Charterholder program in Nov 2019.

Managing Director

Rafik Abasov

Prior to establishing Parasol, Rafik was a Managing Director and Head of the Fund Linked with Derivatives Trading team at Barclays Capital. Based in London, he was responsible for all book-running issues globally relating to the fund linked business.
Rafik joined Barclays Capital in 2000 from Banque Paribas where he was responsible for fund linked derivatives trading. Rafik graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with an MSc in Computational Finance.


Neetha Balagopal

Prior to joining Parasol Capital Neetha worked with Emirates National Bank of Dubai (ENBD) for over 9 yrs as Relationship Manager for High Net Worth clients. Her career spans over 20yrs across India and the Middle East with financial institutions including Kotak Mahindra Bank and Bajaj Allianz. Certified ICWIM and specialized in Wealth Management.


Neha Warrier

Prior to joining Parasol Capital Neha was associated with HDFC bank as a Private Banker catering to NRI clients. Neha’s career spans 12 years across India and the Middle East and was associated with banks including ICICI and Standard Chartered.
Neha is pursuing her CFA designation, is CISI certified, and specialises in Wealth Management Solutions and succession planning.


Rafik Elias

Prior to joining Parasol Capital, Rafik worked at Bombardier Business Aircraft for over 17 years in various capacities. As Director of Sales, he initiated, developed and nurtured relationships with UHNW Individuals, Corporations and Governments within CIS, MENA and APAC. He created and delivered bespoke solutions based on their requirements, vision, individuality and culture.
Rafik holds a Bachelor of Engineering from École de Technologie Supérieure. He is Client focused and performance driven.


Deepa Poduval

Deepa has over 17 years of experience in Wealth Management including working as a Senior Investment Manager with Barclays Investment Bank, as well as Relationship Manager roles with Standard Chartered, Citi Bank, and Noor Bank. Extensive experience managing and nurturing relationships with High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth clients in the MENA region. Deepa is always focused on delivering optimal solutions and a high level of service for her clients. She also holds a Masters in Economic and a Masters in Finance and Marketing.

Investment Analyst

Fahim Khan, ACCA

ACCA Member having experience in multiple industries at strategic level. Strong knowledge on investment decisions, International Financial Reporting Standards, Fund Accounting, Risk Management, Budgeting and Forecasts.

Office Manager

Carmencita Guanco

Passionate Administrative Officer with 10 years of experience. Skilled in Invoice Processing, Management, Microsoft Office, and Office Administration. Earned a certificate in Executive Assistant from Zabeel Management Academy.

Business Development Manager

Pooja Giri

Pooja was associated with Continental Financial services in Dubai before joining Parasol Capital as a Business Development Manager.
She is a dynamic professional with 8 years of business development and relationship management experience. She has worked in the telecom and financial services Industry across the Middle East and India.

Head of Marketing

Natasja Klaire Pagulayan

Prior to joining Parasol Capital, Natasja has gained Social Media, PR, and Advertising experiences in Dubai, London, and Singapore. Natasja has always been a marketing enthusiast and worked with brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Sephora, Alfa Romeo, Invisalign, Levi’s, and HSBC Rugby 7s.

Natasja is a sales-focused marketer and holds a degree in International Business Communications and Masters in International Relations.

Problems Clients Experience in Investment Management.

  • Low returns
  • Risky portfolios
  • Conflicted Advice
  • Incorrect Asset Allocation and Generic Investments

Low Returns

Risky portfolios

Conflicted Advice

Incorrect Asset Allocation and Generic Investments

Benefits of working together

Achieving Higher Returns

One of our key objectives is to achieve higher returns for our clients in line with their Investment Policy Statement.

Lowering Your Risk

We believe that the Risk within your portfolio is equally, if not more important, than generating returns inside your portfolio and we continually strive to optimise the level of Risk within our client’s portfolios.

Exclusive Access To Alternative Investments

Utilising our network to provide access to alternative investments means that true value can be provided to clients resulting in significantly better risk adjusted returns.

Saving You Time

Let a team of professionals advise and guide you. This allows you to focus on your investments so you can spend more time on your core business or on enjoying the wealth you spent a lifetime creating.