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Corporate Finance

John Gunn

CEO John Gunn’s extensive experience in the finance and the brokerage industry spans over two decades and has armed him with business development skills coupled with a comprehensive knowledge of the securities industry. Mr Gunn’s career includes working with Hoare Govett, Williams de Broe, and Assicurazione Generali S.p.A.

To date, Mr Gunn has provided corporate finance advice and brokerage services to a range of international companies. These have been listed on a variety of exchanges including the UK, Canada, Europe, North America and Australasia.


John Allan

John Allan has a wealth of experience in the trading and settlement arenas. Mr Allan joined GIS in September 2011 and is responsible for the Trading and Settlements department.

Mr Allan also assists with the onboarding of new clients and ensuring that GIS keeps abreast of financial products of potential interest to our clientele.


Billy Rowe

Billy Rowe has over 15 years’ experience of working in financial services industry and joined GIS in November 2012.

Billy is responsible for settling companies’ trades and assisting the wider team with setting up new clients, dealing with day to day account queries and assisting trade executions.


Sean Minks

Sean Minks joined GIS in 2013 and is Head of Investment Management at GIS. He completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Technology, Sydney and holds an MSc in Finance. He has a wealth of experience in the securities industry spanning numerous markets with a specialisation in the US, the UK and Western Europe.


Samantha Esqulant

Samantha has been in the financial services industry for over 16 years and has experience of working in both boutique and large corporate organisations including LCF Rothschilds and Barclays Capital.

Sam was at Bank of New York Mellon for over 7 years working on a variety of matters including overseeing the settlements team and implementing controls within the department to decrease risk and exposure.

Samantha joined the team at GlS in April 2013 and is responsible for risk management and embedding control procedures.


Tom Stothert

Tom joined GIS in 2013. He is a graduate of Newcastle University where he studied Maths & Economics. He then worked for a boutique corporate finance team who sponsored him through his CFA Level 1. Tom is now studying for his CFA Level 2 and IMC exam in order to be RDR compliant.

Tom is responsible for coordinating business operations and assists with trade executions and advising on clients' queries.


Sander van den Wall Bake

Sander Bake joined GIS in October 2013. He is a graduate of City University, London where he studied Financial Economics. He has gained broking and investment experience at various institutions including ICAP and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Sander is responsible for dealing with client settlement queries, reconciliation procedures and client on-boarding. Sander is studying for his CFA level 1 exams following which he will assist with trade executions.


Suki Gunn

Suki Gunn joined GIS in 2008. Suki has been in the financial services industry for over 16 years and has a wealth of experience of working in a variety of boutique corporate organisations.

Suki is responsible for the day-to-day management of the accounts and she works closely with our external auditors and tax professionals.


Investment Management

Mayan Shah

Mayan Shah read Electronics, Computer & Systems Engineering at Loughborough University. He worked at PA Consulting group and London Clearing House designing Risk Margining Systems.

Mr Shah joined GIS in 2012 and brings with him a wealth of experience in trading and managing investments for over 15 years with speciality focus on derivatives.


Paras Shah

Paras Shah joined GIS in 2012 and is a graduate of University of Warwick in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics & Operational Research. He has also qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, working within the Banking and Capital Markets sector.

Paras has over 7 years’ experience in trading derivative strategies as well as managing investments.



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