OUR PEOPLE

Julian, Daniel and Amit founded GPP in 2008. GPP is internationally recognised as a financial services provider for professional clients who require a seamlessly integrated range of services and value high-quality customer service.

The team at GPP has grown with our business and client base, and shares the vision of the founders. See below for a short bio of each member of the board and our key client-facing staff.


BOARD

Julian is a founding partner. He is currently responsible for corporate governance and global sales.

Prior to setting up GPP, Julian ran equity advisory desks at Hoare Govett, Williams De Broë and Tullet Prebon.

julian@gpp.group

Julian Parker

CEO

Dan is a founding partner. He is currently responsible for trading and product development.

He holds a degree in Business, Economics and Accounting from the University of Southampton.

daniel.bunner@gpp.group

Daniel Bunner

Director

Amit is a founding partner. He is currently responsible for client services and operations.

He holds a degree in European Business Management from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

amit@gpp.group

Amit Unalkat

Director

Andrew is responsible for the control functions and IT.

Prior to joining the firm, Andrew was Chief Risk Officer and a member of the senior management team at IG Group Holdings.

He holds a Master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Newcastle.

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Andrew Bole

COO

Sean joined GPP as Head of Prime Brokerage in 2015.

Prior to this, he was European Head of Prime Brokerage at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Global Head of Capital Introduction at Deutsche Bank.

Sean holds an MBA in Finance and a BA in Economics from Northwestern University.

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Sean Capstick

Head of Prime Brokerage

Mike joined GPP in October 2016 as Head of Business Development. Previously, he was at Nomura where he was co-head of EMEA equities. Prior to this he was head of equity sales, EMEA at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Mike Ward

Head of Business Development

Markus joined the Board in January 2017. Having worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years in Zurich, Geneva, New York and, currently, in London, Markus was previously Group COO of Schroders plc (2004 – Nov 2016), Global Head of Technology & Portfolio Services at UBS Global Asset Management (1999 – 2004) and COO of Phillips & Drew (1988 – 1998).

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Markus Ruetimann

Senior Non-Executive Director

SALES

Tom joined GPP as Head of Sales, Broker-Dealers and Intermediaries.

He was previously Vice President at State Street and Executive Director at JPMorgan.

Tom has also been UK Head of Sales at Pershing and Sales Director at Broadridge.

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Tom Wooders

Head of Sales, Clearing and Wealth Solutions

Alastair joined GPP in 2015 as Head of GPP’s Hong Kong office.

Previously, he was at Newedge Hong Kong where he was head of Prime Brokerage Asia Pacific. Prior to this, he headed up Mizuho Securities and UBS’s prime brokerage businesses in Singapore.

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Alastair Sclater

Managing Director (Asia)

Lawrence joined GPP in July 2016 as Prime Brokerage Sales.

Prior to this, he was Vice President, Synthetic Prime Brokerage Origination and Sales-Trading at Societe Generale, and a CFD Sales-Trader at ING.

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Lawrence Obertelli

Prime Brokerage Sales

Matt joined GPP in November 2016 as Head of Structured Products Sales. He has 25 years’ experience serving UK onshore clients in derivatives-based structured securities and funds, most recently at the broker Catley Lakeman. Previously he held senior sales positions at Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and BNP Paribas.

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Matt Robinson

Head of Structured Products Sales

Ayman joined GPP in 2013 from Killik &Co, where he was an advisory stockbroker, to focus on business development in the MENA region. Ayman graduated from Cass Business School with an MSc in Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments.

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Ayman Daouk

MENA Sales

Massimo joined GPP in June 2017 as Head of Multi Asset Execution Sales. Previously, he built Nomura’s Directional Delta 1 client franchise and also worked at JPMorgan for over 11 years in the Equity Derivatives Group. Massimo has a Business degree from Manchester Metropolitan University and a further degree from UNICAL in Economics of the Firm.

Massimo Labella

Head of Multi Asset Execution Sales

SERVICE

Tim joined GPP in 2012 from Neptune Capital where he was Head of Operations.

His career began at Smith New Court in 1993 and continued with Merrill Lynch after the takeover. He then joined Bear Stearns International to manage the US/LatAm Equity Ops team in London.

In 2003 he moved to the buy-side, working for Gulf International Bank.

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Tim Coxhead

Head of Operations, Clearing and Custody

Nick joined GPP in July 2016 as Head of Relationship Management, covering the firm’s existing client base across all product lines.

Prior to this, he was Vice President, Head of Equities Onboarding at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a senior account manager at Deutsche Bank Prime Brokerage.

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Nick Hansford

Head of Relationship Management

Emma joined GPP in 2016 as Head of Client Onboarding.

Prior to this, she worked at Permira in the Investor relations team and in Prime Brokerage Onboarding at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Emma Howe

Head of Onboarding

Tim joined GPP as Head of Prime Operations in November 2016 from Mizuho, where he was a Vice President in Operations. Previously, he was at Morgan Stanley and UBS, running regional teams in the cross product services space with responsibility for day-to-day delivery, strategic change and project implementation.

tim.pattrick@gpp.group

Tim Pattrick

Head of Prime Operations