John's research focuses on Capital Markets FinTech including: Blockchain/ DLT; RegTech; and evolution of the buy-side and sell-side business models.
His thought-leadership regarding Blockchain/ DLT has addressed key areas including: macro/ micro prudential management of the financial system; central bank money; gold; private markets; and the potential to build new value chains/ investable assets.
He has participated in RegTech Accelerators, judged FinTech competitions, and led discussions on various panels at major FinTech conferences globally.
John has experience working with executives across financial services on strategy, capital raising, and advisory. He spent fourteen years in equity capital markets (ECM) within investment banking at Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and Macquarie Capital.
He was Head of Emerging Markets ECM, Macquarie Capital; Natural Resources ECM, Macquarie Capital; and Middle East ECM, Goldman Sachs.
His experience straddles both public and private equity markets advising governments, private equity, venture capital, and corporates on financings. He has a detailed understanding of global capital flows and demand potential from traditional institutional investors, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds.
John attended the Executive Program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Sheffield University Management School, and is ACA qualified in England & Wales.
October 12 2017Unbundling of research is one of the key issues for financial institutions to manage ahead of implementation in 2018. Currently the focus of fina…
Blockchains and Digital Currency Wars: Implications of Counterparty Risk-Free Digital Assets for Capital AllocationMay 29 2017This is the third in a series of three research reports investigating the impact of Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technology upon movements of…
March 13 2017
Research aggregators have offered the buy side access to research via a platform with transparent pricing, usage analytics, and budgeting tools.…
January 29 2017
Much of the focus of MiFID II has been on research unbundling, with corporate access overlooked. There are major pain points in the corporate/buy…
6 December 2017
London, United KingdomDigital technology offers wealth managers a means to break traditional trade-offs between customisation and scale. Data, in this context, is a st…