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Russell Catley
Chief Executive Officer

Russell was previously Head of UK & Ireland Retail Equity Derivatives at Citigroup, joining in early 2004. Together with Andrew Lakeman, he successfully established Citigroup as a leader in the provision of private placement structured investments to institutional and professional asset managers in the UK. Along with Andrew and Tom, Russell has been a constant presence in the institutional structured products market in the UK, since its inception in the early 2000s.

Prior to joining Citigroup, Russell was Director of Retail Sales at AXA Investment Managers, with responsibility for the sales of proprietary retail investment funds, multimanager and alternative investment products from AXA Group companies and Alliance Capital Management. Russell's appointment with AXA in 1999 was preceded by 1 year in institutional asset management and 11 years in pensions and investment consultancy.

Russell's professional positions are as follows:

  • Non-Executive Director Downing FOUR VCT plc

  • Founding Member, Herefordshire Golf Academy LLP

  • Founding Member, Atlantic House Fund Management LLP

Andrew Lakeman
Head of Distribution

Andy joined Citigroup in early 2005 to build out the Structured Product business to UK asset managers. Working with Russell Catley he was responsible for the sales and service of the Symphony preference share series. Andrew is also well regarded for his specialist derivatives product training, having delivered programmes for many of the larger discretionary asset management firms over the last few years.

Prior to joining Citigroup, Andrew worked for AXA IM as Investment Sales Manager for London and the South East. Prior to this, he was responsible for strategic alliances at Threadneedle Investments. Andrew started his career in sales at John Govett in the early 90's, who specialised in closed end funds as well as derivative based open ended funds.

Andrew's professional positions are as follows:

  • Founding Member, Atlantic House Fund Management LLP

Tom May
Chief Investment Officer

As Head of the European Securitised Equity Derivative and Secondary Market Trading teams at Citigroup between 2005 and 2008, Tom was responsible for a team trading all securitised derivative products on both primary and secondary markets.

During this time of significant growth for derivatives markets, Tom was instrumental in establishing Citigroup as a leader in both primary market innovation and secondary market trading for the UK private placement market. Prior to this, Tom was part of the Structured Equity Derivatives Trading team at Citi, with specific responsibility for Constant Proportion Portfolio Insurance and Delta 1 Trading.

Tom's professional positions are as follows:

  • Founding Member, Atlantic House Fund Management LLP

Tom Boyle
Structuring & Research

Tom joined Catley Lakeman in June 2016. Previously he worked in the Newcastle office of Brewin Dolphin where he gained valuable experience in wealth management industry. It was in this role where he gained an interest in investment research and is well regarded for his specialist derivatives investment knowledge. During this time of significant challenges posed by the financial environment, Tom was instrumental in the use of Defined Return Securities and Alternatives within a number of mandates, including for liability-driven investment strategies.

Tom's primary role at CLS is research, including how Defined Return Securities across multiple asset classes can be implemented into both Private Client portfolios as well as derivative based solutions for Mutual Funds. He is also actively engaged in the secondary market and structuring process.

Russ Bubley
Quantitative Development & Fund Management

Russ has 14 years of experience in the City, and is an expert in complex financial products and mathematical modelling. He has personally structured and executed over GBP 20 billion of deals, has a deep understanding of both financial and mathematical issues, and is able to communicate these clearly and simply to the layperson. He has a keen insight into investor psychology and experience creating innovative products to meet the needs of different types of investors from large corporations to individuals.

Russ has been applying his financial services industry knowledge and experience to the problems of social impact investing, working with civil society organizations to help them to move forward their social investment strategies. Russ holds an award-winning PhD in computer science.

Jon Dagg
Structuring & Research

Having read Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nottingham, Jon joined Catley Lakeman in late 2009 within the Structuring and Secondary Market team. Jon has previously worked in the FX Options product control team at Citigroup.

Jon has spearheaded the increased publication and distribution of Structured Note and Derivative research material to the Discretionary market in the UK. Using this breadth of knowledge and experience attained over the last seven years, part of Jon's responsibilities include structuring and analysis of both Structured Notes and Securitised Option Warrants, covering multi-asset classes.

Oriana Gill
Marketing & Sales Support

Oriana joined the team at Catley Lakeman Securities in June 2015.

Prior to joining Catley Lakeman she spent 3 years at Premier Asset Management on the creative side of the marketing team, gaining experience in the design and layout of sales and marketing communications including presentations, market commentaries, investment reports and press publications.

Oriana brings these skills with her to Catley Lakeman, where her primary role is in supporting the distribution team through the production of marketing materials. She will also be responsible for developing the companies web based and social media presence.

Alex Hale
Sales

Alex joined Catley Lakeman Securities in April 2017.

Having read Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University he embarked on his financial career joining the Broker Services Desk at Aviva Investors helping to promote their Mutual Fund Proposition to UK Intermediaries, Discretionary Fund Managers and Third Parties, before moving to the Retail Structured Equity Derivatives Desk at Investec Bank.

Alex holds the Private Client Investment Advice and Management Certificate (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments) and the Investment Management Certificate (CFA Institute).

George Hickey
Sales

George joined Catley Lakeman Securities in June 2013. After undertaking a Chemistry degree at UCL George started his career at Bestinvest on their discretionary portfolio management team. It was here that he developed a thorough understanding and passion for Structured Products as a distinct asset class. George then moved to Brooks Macdonald Asset Management as an Intermediary Sales Manager covering the Midlands and the Home Counties. Having worked closely with IFAs in the run up to RDR he has a good knowledge of the regulatory hurdles faced by investment committees and how IFAs integrate with Discretionary Fund Managers. George most recently spent some time in Hong Kong and afterwards France before returning to London to join the sales team at Catley Lakeman Securities.

George holds the CISI Masters in Wealth Management and the Investment Management Certificate.

Nick Johal
Head of Fixed Income

Nick Johal joined the team in 2014 as Head of Fixed Income. Identifying an opportunity that exists within synthetic Credit markets and great synergies with our client base, he has been an important addition to the team. He previously spent 14 years at Barclays Capital, most recently running the Fixed Income team within Investor Solutions. Nick was responsible for distributing approximately GBP2bn nominal of Retail Bonds since the inception of the Order Book for Retail Bonds, including the GBP300m 8y LSE and GBP265m National Grid linker. He is regularly invited to speak at the LSE and other industry conferences, gaining a very strong reputation in this area of the market. Early successes in the Retail Bond space led to mandates for successful equity IPO's and Investment Trust launches, the highlight of which was a senior role in the privatisation of Royal Mail (Intermediary Offer.) Previous roles including Multi-Asset Structured Products Sales, Prime Brokerage, Derivatives Operations and Collateral Management.

Concerns around duration, liquidity, valuations and supply in Credit have prompted investors to look for a more flexible solution. Nick believes many of the historical challenges and risks of investing in corporate bonds, which sought to be mitigated by Retail Bonds, still persist and solutions exist using synthetic credit structures such as Credit-Linked Notes, Bond Re-packs and Index Tranches.

Nina MacEwen
Head of UK Discretionary Sales

Nina joined Catley Lakeman in November 2011 from Independent Debt Capital Markets- where she gained advisory, arranging and execution experience in the primary market. Additional to this fixed income background, Nina has previously worked in fund management at Premier Asset Management, and also in academic research at the University of Bristol, where she read Economics.

Nina's primary role at CLS is sales, specifically managing many of the key clients and client teams within the major discretionary managers in the UK. She is also involved in many other areas of the business, including research, pricing and structuring.

Jim May
Financial Controller

Jim is a Chartered Certified Accountant, having previously worked in private practice for 8 years where he focussed on SMEs and audit. Jim joined Catley Lakeman as Financial Controller in February 2016.

As well as managing the finances and supporting the compliance function, Jim also assists Tom May in managing the Defined Returns Fund and US Enhanced Equity Fund.

Delia Villiers
Sales

Delia joined Catley Lakeman in December 2013 having previously worked on the ADR team at the Bank of NY Mellon and the trading team at ADM Capital, a hedge fund based in Hong Kong.

Delia read Pure Mathematics at Trinity College Dublin and the University of California, Berkley College (GPA 3.7). As part of her degree Delia completed an advanced study on forecasting market trends using statistical models such as F. Delia has also passed the CFA level 1 exam and is working towards completing the CFA Charter.

Delia has taken on a diverse range of roles in sales, trading and structuring at Catley Lakeman Securities.

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