Our people

The skill, dedication, vision and creativity of our people drives our success.

Investcorp develops, retains and attracts talented people of many nationalities, and provides a distinctive culture in which they can thrive and excel. We promote an entrepreneurial environment and a partnership mindset.

We employ dedicated, client-focused individuals with the ability to make the right connections to the right deals on behalf of clients.

Legal and compliance

  • Stephanie Bess

    Stephanie Bess

    London

    Stephanie Bess

    Stephanie Bess

    London

    General Counsel

    Stephanie Bess is Investcorp’s General Counsel. She is also a member of the Firm’s Operating Committee

    She joined Investcorp in 2005 as the Firm’s senior legal advisor and was appointed General Counsel in 2009. She held the position of Head of Compliance until January 2017

    As General Counsel, Stephanie has been in charge of the legal work for a number of Investcorp strategic transactions, including Mubadala’s acquisition of a 20% stake in Investcorp and the recently completed acquisition of Investcorp’s new credit management line of business.

    As the Head of Compliance, Stephanie oversaw the significant expansion in Investcorp’s regulatory footprint in the Gulf region, the UK and the US.

    Prior to joining Investcorp, Stephanie spent eight years as a Partner of the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where, as well as managing their London office for several years, she worked on a wide range of transactions for Investcorp. Prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Stephanie was a Partner of the law firm Dechert.

    Stephanie holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School (cum laude) and a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania (magna cum laude).

  • Shahbaz Khan

    Shahbaz Khan

    Bahrain

    Shahbaz Khan

    Shahbaz Khan

    Bahrain

    Principal, Legal and Compliance

    Shahbaz Khan joined Investcorp in 2009. Shahbaz spent the previous 13 years in the GCC working with SHUAA Capital in Dubai as Executive Director of Legal Affairs and with the regional law firm, Al Tamimi & Company as Senior Counsel. Prior to that he worked in the US with Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Company (now a part of The Phoenix Companies Inc.) and Travelers Group.

    Shahbaz holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Albany Law School of Union University, New York and a BA in Political Science from the University of Rochester, also in New York.

  • Brian Murphy

    Brian Murphy

    New York

    Brian Murphy

    Brian Murphy

    New York

    Principal, Legal and Compliance

    Brian Murphy joined Investcorp in 2005 as Head of Compliance for Investcorp's hedge fund business. Prior to Investcorp, Brian spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs & Co. in various compliance functions including the Equities Institutional Sales Desk in New York and as the Regional Compliance Manager for the San Francisco Office of the Private Wealth Management Division. Brian has worked in other compliance related roles with the FINRA District 10 Office in New York, and in EF Hutton's Legal Department.

    Brian graduated with a BA in Economics from State University of New York at Stony Brook and received his Masters in Business Administration from Baruch College. He holds several securities licenses including the Series 3, 7, 8, 24, 30, 63 and 65. 

  • Rasha Sabkar

    Rasha Sabkar

    Bahrain

    Rasha Sabkar

    Rasha Sabkar

    Bahrain

    Principal, Legal and Compliance

    Rasha Sabkar joined Investcorp's Legal and Compliance team in 2012. Rasha began her legal career working at international law firms in New York and Bahrain. For the seven years prior to joining Investcorp, Rasha managed her own law practice, representing financial institutions and corporate clients.

    Rasha holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Government & Law from Lafayette College (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). Rasha is licensed to practice law in Bahrain and New York.