Sydney-based blue chip provider Invast Global has hired veteran banker Andrew Bradshaw from AMP Capital as it doubles down on investments in its liquidity franchise. He steps into the role of Head of Prime Services with immediate effect.
Andrew is a seasoned financial services industry professional with over 28 years of experience in prime banking and brokerage services. He has strong networks with international investment banks, corporate clients, regulators and industry peers.
Most recently, Bradshaw spent three years with AMP’s margins and guarantees team, where he oversaw strategic projects for SMEs. Prior to his role at AMP, he held various leadership roles in Tier 1 Investment Banking, FinTech, Digital Assets and Asset Management across the APAC region including Australia, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Andrew’s extensive experience in Prime services, with a focus on global hedge funds, uniquely positions him to work with Invast’s sophisticated investors. The unit caters to a client segment that includes mid-sized hedge funds, family offices and other buy-side institutions, which currently face a variety of challenges, such as accessing the community of matching wholesale FX prices through a prime brokerage model. .
Commenting on his appointment, Andrew Bradshaw said, “I look forward to bringing my strong understanding of the hedge fund industry and APAC family offices to Invast Global. We have a unique opportunity to become the feeder Prime alternative funds and offices that the big Primes have neglected.
Gavin White, CEO of Invast Global, added, “Andrew has been at the forefront of the APAC hedge fund and wealth management landscape for the past two decades. He has a deep understanding of how the APAC region has evolved over this period. We look forward to seeing how Andrew will leverage his knowledge and experience. »
Invast Global has ramped up its hiring to capture more market share in a booming PoP environment. Traditionally, only the largest funds and institutions have been able to access the benefits offered by non-bank market makers. In effect, access relies on the client having a first level prime broker relationship.
The new hires are also following the growing global demand for Invast’s PurePrime facility. Designed for institutional clients, brokerages, hedge funds and sophisticated traders, PurePrime offers optimized FX and CFD liquidity via multiple GUIs or trading APIs, backed by Tier 1 Prime Brokers.