Client Managers


Sam Gervaise-Jones, CFA, Senior Director, Head of Client Consulting, UK & Ireland

Sam Gervaise-Jones is head of client consulting for the UK and Ireland. Sam has over 15 years of experience in financial markets. He joined bfinance in 2004. As a Senior Associate in the research team, Sam advised clients on manager selection in a wide range of asset classes. Since 2007 Sam has been responsible for relationships with many of bfinance’s largest Corporate and Local Authority Pension clients in the UK. Sam is also leading the expansion of bfinance in to the US. Prior to bfinance, Sam spent 4 years with Standard & Poor’s in their fund rating business. Sam holds the CFA charter, IMC and Series 7, 24, 62 and 79 designations in addition to an MA (Oxon) in Mathematics from the University of Oxford.

Richard Tyszkiewicz – Senior Director

Richard joined bfinance in 2004 in order to build the company’s investment advisory business in the Nordic Region. He now manages relationships with public and private sector institutional clients in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland. Richard has 20 years’ experience within the investment industry, gained in senior international commercial roles at JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and ABN AMRO Mellon in Brussels and London. He graduated with a joint MA (Hons) degree in Management and Spanish from the University of St. Andrews.

Ottavia Sebastiani – Director

Ottavia took up full time relationship management responsibilities with bfinance in 2007, and works in both the UK and Italian markets. Before joining she spent 2 years developing business relations for a family company in the hotel and leisure sector. Previous to that, she was a Pan-European Equity Sales to Italian Institutional Clients with Goldman Sachs in London. Ottavia began her career as an analyst in the Private Wealth Management division at Morgan Stanley in Milan. She holds a BA (Hons) degree from University College in London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies from the London School of Economics.

Chelsie Doyle – Senior Associate, Client Consulting - UK & Ireland

Chelsie joins the bfinance UK and Ireland client consulting team as Senior Associate. Prior to joining bfinance, Chelsie was Senior Institutional Relations Manager, UK & Ireland at Institutional Investor, where she was responsible for client relationships with institutional investors across Corporate and LGPS Pension Funds, Foundations, Endowments, and Insurance Firms. Chelsie holds a BA (Hons) degree from Durham University and is studying for the IMC qualification.

Paul Doyle - Director, Client Consulting, UK & Ireland

Paul is a director within the client consulting team responsible for relationships with clients in both the UK and Ireland. Prior to joining bfinance, Paul was a director with the fiduciary manager Kempen Capital Management, where he was responsible for the development of client relationships. Previous to this Paul worked within investment consulting at Buck Consultants (now Conduent) as an analyst, helping to advise pension schemes and he also worked as a fund researcher covering DGF’s, Corporate Bonds and Hedge Funds. Paul holds a MSc in Finance from University College Dublin and a BComm in Business from University College Cork.