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Investments and Research
Managing Director, Head of Investments and Research
Oliver Cassin is Head of Investments and Research, where he leads the firm’s research department. He rejoined bfinance in 2023, having previously worked at the firm from 2000 to 2014. Before coming back to the firm he held senior roles at BNY Mellon, where he managed the UK and European Institutional Sales team and more recently Client Solutions, and at Lyxor Asset Management as Head of UK Institutional Sales.
Dr Peter Hobbs
Managing Director, Head of Private Markets
Peter Hobbs is Managing Director of Private Markets and a member of the Senior Management Team. His division covers Real Estate, Infrastructure, Private Equity and Private Debt, providing a range of services including portfolio design, manager selection and due diligence. Peter has over 30 years of both principal investing and research experience.
Senior Director, Private Markets
Anish Butani joined bfinance in April 2017 to provide specialist coverage to clients seeking to deploy capital to the Infrastructure sector and support initiatives in Real Estate and Private Equity Markets. Anish has over 10 years of experience in total, which included 8 years with KPMG Corporate Finance based in London, where he was a senior member of the infrastructure corporate finance team.
Managing Director, Private Markets
Trevor is a Managing Director in bfinance’s private markets team. He was formerly Deputy CIO and Investment Director at LPPI, the investment management collaboration between Lancashire County Pension Fund and LPFA. Prior to that he was Deputy CIO at LCPF, with broad responsibility for alternative asset allocations which included Private Equity, Private Credit, Real Estate and Infrastructure.
Senior Director, Private Markets
Anna has joined the Private Markets team at bfinance as a Senior Director to focus on the private equity asset class. She has 20 years’ experience in investing and managing global private equity programs for institutional investors, working both in Australia and then in the United Kingdom for the last 10 years.
Director, Private Markets
Julien is a Director within the Private Markets team, specialising in Private Equity and Real Estate. Prior to returning to bfinance in November 2020, Julien was Managing Director of GS Invest, a real assets investment boutique based in London. In this role he was responsible for strategic planning, evaluation and implementation of business opportunities. Julien also managed and coordinated day-to-day activities and was responsible for the long term business strategy implementation.
Public Markets - Equity
Martha joined bfinance in January 2021 as a Director in the Public Markets team, specialising in equity manager research. She has over 8 years’ experience in the fund management industry, most recently as an investment analyst responsible for equity manager monitoring at Stamford Associates, a UK-based investment consultancy. Martha holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Nottingham.
Public Markets - Fixed Income
Mathias Neidert, CFA
Managing Director, Head of Public Markets
Mathias is Head of Public Markets and a member of the firm's Senior Management Team. He joined bfinance as a Senior Associate in March 2008 focusing on manager research and selection in fixed income. He was named Head of Public Markets in 2014, managing a team of asset class specialists in charge of investment advisory within listed equity and fixed income.
Dr Toby Goodworth
Managing Director, Head of Liquid Markets
Toby Goodworth is Head of Liquid Markets at bfinance, and a member of the firm's Senior Management Team. Previously Toby was Head of Risk Management at Key Asset Management, one of Europe's oldest fund of hedge funds, where he designed and ran the firm's bespoke risk models.
Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Solutions
Duncan Higgs is a Managing Director overseeing bfinance’s Portfolio Solutions division including portfolio strategy, risk analytics, fee reviews, portfolio monitoring and other services. He has 15 years of experience in investment consulting, including advisory and fiduciary services.
Director, Portfolio Monitoring
Geraint is a Director of Portfolio Monitoring. Geraint joined bfinance in 2015. Geraint was previously Co-Head of Quantitative Research within the Skandia Investment Group, with responsibility for the quantitative monitoring of a wide range of multi-manager products and asset classes.
Senior Director, Operational Risk Solutions
Matthew Siddick is a Senior Director in bfinance’s Portfolio Solutions team and leads the firm’s Operational Risk Solutions division. He has more than 15 years of experience in investment consulting across both advisory and fiduciary services.
ESG & Responsible Investments
Sarita Gosrani, CFA
Director of ESG and Responsible Investment
Sarita leads bfinance’s ESG advisory unit and is responsible for the firm’s ESG and sustainability initiatives. Sarita works closely with the firm’s research teams where she provides oversight and expertise on ESG and impact, driving the continuous development and implementation of ESG frameworks across asset classes.