Together with Mark Jukes I co-founded Elbrus Partners in January 2013. Prior to this I was Head of Equities at Mizuho Securities in Europe from 2006 as MD and Member of the Executive, Risk and IT Steering Committees and also ran the Fixed Income Sales and Trading business for a period as Mizuho re-focused their business on customer rather than proprietary activities.
In 2003 I moved to Sydney to work as an advisor to the Susquehanna Investment Group and was then part of an amicable team move to Evolution Capital Management to launch an Asian Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund, with assets growing to over $1billion in about a year.
My City career began in 1980 as a settlements clerk before moving to trading at Wako. In 1986 I joined BZW and was later appointed as their Tokyo based Joint Head of Japanese Equities.
In 1993 Nomura London headhunted me in to a sell-side role but quickly moved me across to run their proprietary Japanese Convertible Bond portfolio. I then spent seven years at ING Barings in London and Tokyo initially as Head of Japanese Equity and Derivative Trading, then Global Head of Convertible Bonds and finally Head of Japanese Equities.
I am a member of the Institute of Directors and passed both the Institute of Director’s Certificate and Diploma examinations with Distinctions.