Who we are

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Sadiq Razak

Co-Founder & Partner

Sadiq Razak has been in financial services since 1994. He has worked at Bear Stearns, ING Bank, Naeem Holdings and Wood & Company.

Sadiq held the roles of Head of Trading, Co-Head of Equities and MLRO. He has extensive experience with equities and fixed income and has built businesses in London, Istanbul and Dubai. During his career, Sadiq has overseen 50 plus deals across CEE, Turkey and the MENA region.

In addition to financial services, Sadiq has been an investor and manager of both residential and commercial property for over two decades. He holds an MBA from Henley Business School.

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Jennifer Ewing

Co-Founder & Partner

Jennifer Ewing has almost 20 years of experience in international financial markets covering institutional investors in the US, UK and Europe.  Her area of expertise is in Emerging and Frontier Capital Markets Sales, Trading and Deal Placement.

She has worked in both New York and London for investment banks ING Bank, Dresdner Bank and Wood & Company. She has helped numerous companies during the IPO listing and placement process in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Jennifer has spent the last several years at Razlin working with smaller and start-up businesses assisting them with their growth needs.

As well as working in financial markets, Jennifer has done extensive volunteering for Animal Assisted Therapy, Dress for Success and Age UK Kensington & Chelsea. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Behavioural Communication from The University of Arizona.

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Stewart Calvy

Head of Execution & Risk 

Stewart Calvy has over three decades of capital markets experience, primarily in the trading and execution of Emerging and Frontier Equity Markets.

Stewart's career commenced in the 1980’s when he began trading Japanese Equity Derivatives . During a 17 year career at ING Bank in London and Hong Kong, Stewart held the position of Managing Director, running EMEA Global Equity Trading and Execution (Extel ranked #1). More recently, Stewart worked for VTB Capital in the ECM division & GSX Group, whereby he gained exposure to the nascent digital asset sector.

In addition to his financial services career,  Stewart is an avid property investor, domestically and internationally.

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Peter Bennett

Head of Capital Raising

Peter Bennett has over three decades of experience in financial markets. He joined Morgan Stanley Asset Management in 1989 in order to develop international products for US clients. He worked closely with the World Bank's IFC.

In 1995 Peter founded Bennett Capital Management Emerging Markets Fund where he was the recipient of numerous performance awards. A decade later he created the alternative investment fund business under the Applied Income Sciences (AIS).

 

Peter founded Greenhill Global Limited (GGL) in 2014 to work with investors to advise and raise capital for companies across a wide range of  industries. Peter has worked closely with companies in FMCG, medical devices, consumer goods, consumer finance, media, FinTech and technology. 

Peter is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and The School for International Training in Berlin.

 

 

Carsten Hesse

Carsten Hesse

Head of Research & Strategy

Carsten Hesse has over 16 years of experience in investment banking and equities. Carsten’s primary areas of expertise are Global Macro, Equity Strategy and Research.

Carsten has worked at Berenberg Bank, JPMorgan, UniCredit, Wood & Company, RBS, Dresdner Bank and Aurel. He is a regular keynote speaker at conferences and has been a guest on Bloomberg TV, CNN and CNBC where he comments on global topics.

In addition to working in finance, Carsten has been a competitive Tennis player and alpine ski racer. He holds a Diploma in International Finance and Management Accounting from the University of Applied Sciences in Pforzheim.

Jason Patterson

Jason Patterson

Research & Development

Jason Patterson is a business transformation specialist who has held senior positions within the ecommerce space for two decades. Since late 2016, Jason has wholly concentrated on new technologies and advisory roles.

Jason is the Co-Founder of BlockCognitive. BlockCognitive offers bespoke consultation services that assist in helping companies evolve their ideas. Due to its exemplary track record – BlockCognitive almost immediately established itself within the Fin Tech sector.

Jason’s full client roster includes the financial sector, recruitment, media, industrial control systems and the retail sector.

James Eastwood

James Eastwood

Research & Development

James Eastwood is an information technology specialist with over 20 years of experience working with a number of blue-chip organizations. For the past two years James has primarily focused on new technologies.

James is the Co-Founder of BlockCognitive. BlockCognitive offers bespoke consultation services that assist in helping companies evolve their ideas. Due to its exemplary track record – BlockCognitive almost immediately established itself within the Fin Tech sector.

James is currently advising a range of businesses and providing advisory for a number of global financial services providers.