Meet the Team
Oliver is one of the original founders of City & Continental in the late 1990s. Previous roles include Salomon Bros/Citi trader. Oliver offers expertise in bank capital instruments, distressed debt and special situations. Author of the “bond of the week” column in the Fixed Income Investor.
Henry is one of the original founders of City & Continental in the late 1990s. Previous roles include Bank of America emerging markets trader. Henry offers expertise in emerging markets.
Over 25 years’ experience in the financial markets, advising a variety of investors ranging from wealth managers, family offices, managed funds, financial institutions and corporates. Core areas of expertise include sterling bonds with a focus on off-benchmark, LSE/ORB retail-eligible bonds, and socially responsible investment. More recently, in addition to conventional corporate bond primary placement and trading, Mark has managed the distribution of Retail Charity Bonds for a range of charitable borrowers across the specialist housing, care and finance sectors. Mark is a member of the CISI, a member of PIMFA Corporate Bond Committee and the author of the Sterling Bond & Fixed Income Handbook.
Gerry has focused on Emerging Market debt for many years, primarily covering Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. More recently he has been involved in illiquid, distressed and defaulted debt in Eurozone and other markets. His main activity is in bonds but is also involved in loans and trade finance instruments. Gerry has originated and placed bilateral loans and arranged trade finance receivable discounting facilities. He joined City & Continental in 2000, after leaving Bear Stearns Emerging Market Division where he was Senior Managing Director, and has previously worked at BNP, JP Morgan, Continental Illinois and Williams & Glynns Bank.
With over 15 years’ experience in financial markets, Antonio started his career as a credit structurer – holding roles in Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank as Director. He moved into a credit trading role to focus on illiquid credit, including trading distressed bonds, bankruptcy claims, portfolio restructurings and special situation financings. His main client coverage consists of institutional clients in Continental Europe and Hedge Funds.
Stephen has over 25 years’ experience in capital markets, having started his career on the FRN desk at Banque Nationale de Paris. In 1990, he helped form and run a successful asset swap and illiquid bond desk at BNP Capital markets. Following the BNP/Paribas merger and a brief stint at Tullett & Tokyo, Stephen left for CFC in Lausanne. He then set up Orion Finance, which was acquired 7 years later by Banque Heritage Geneva. He oversaw the operation in Geneva on behalf of the London office, Heritage Capital. He returned to London in 2012 and joined Exotix to form a new credit trading desk. Here, he not only continued in the sourcing and placing of illiquid bonds of the G20 but also got involved in the EM, distressed and loan space – all areas he trades in his current role at City & Continental. He speaks fluent French and conversational German and Italian.
Jonathan has over 25 years’ experience in financial markets, specialising in fixed income. He has held several Director-level institutional advisory roles at (among others) PaineWebber, Bear Stearns, Nomura and Commerzbank, covering all types of fixed income instruments and dealing predominantly with UK, Spanish and Scandinavian institutional investors (Central Banks, Bank Treasury Divisions, Pension Funds, Hedge Funds and Asset Managers). Latterly he spent some time on the buyside managing UHNW fixed income portfolios at Tideway Investment Management.
Mark started his professional life in the Channel Islands with the Swiss firm of Bridport & Cie in 1993. He relocated to London in 1999 with Bridport before moving to Refco. In 2002 he joined City & Continental and has maintained most of his client list for 25 years.
Awni is a fixed income advisor, having previously worked at Morgan Stanley, Societe Generale, and Bank of Tokyo. His global fixed income expertise is specialised in Middle East and African credits, plus Islamic sukuk markets.
Ian’s role at City & Continental Ltd covers several functions, including Office Manager. He is a CIMA qualified accountant, producing Company Accounts, FCA Reports and setting up payments. As a Traders’ Assistant, Ian assists in the prompt settlement of trades in Euroclear, DTC, Fedwire and Crest. He is also an Assistant Compliance Officer, dealing with day-to-day regulatory issues.