John Newstead

My City career began in 1986 at Fielding Newson Smith.  After Big Bang, we became part of NatWest Markets where I traded large cap Equities.

I was appointed Head of Market Making / Trading in 1997.  In 1998 I joined PaineWebber and was responsible for the London operation covering Equities, Fixed Income and Prime Brokerage, until this business was bought by UBS in 2000.

Upon leaving PaineWebber / UBS in 2000, I joined JPMorgan and was responsible for Sales in Europe for Prime Brokerage, Clearing and Execution services to European clients.

In 2002 I launched a financial services search business in London and opened offices in Hong Kong in 2005. At its height the business grew to 25 people in London and 8 in Hong Kong, servicing sell and buy side clients across Prime and Execution services for Equities, Fixed Income and Equity Derivatives.

The company was merged into a global search business in 2012. Having spent a period of time advising SMEs and start-ups on strategy and development, I joined a global search company as Head of Financial Services and Markets, managing a team of search consultants, delivering executive retained search at board level across sell and buy side companies in Europe Asia and NY.

I joined Elbrus Partners in July 2018.

I am Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Guild of International Bankers.