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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.
Senior Director, Client Consulting
Jill is a Senior Director and client consultant working with bfinance’s institutional clients in the UK. Prior to joining in 2018, Jill was an Executive Director at MSCI heading up their Real Estate client coverage team in Europe working with asset owners and managers across their multinational portfolios.
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.
Rest of world
Les has worked in financial services for over 30 years, with more than two decades of experience in asset management. Prior to joining bfinance in 2017 he held a number of senior roles at Scotiabank (Managing Director, Head of Cap Intro and Hedge Fund Consulting, Head of Global Alternative Asset Group) and Scotia Capital (Managing Director).
Olivier Jéséquel, CAIA
Olivier is in charge of business development with European and North-African French-speaking Institutional Investors. Prior to joining bfinance in 2006, Olivier was Institutional Key Accounts Manager with the French asset manager OFI Asset Management, where he started in 1999.
Stephanie Vervoitte is a Director and client consultant working with bfinance’s institutional clients in western Europe. Before joining bfinance in 2018 she held a range of positions at AXA Investment Management, joining the firm in 2000 and moving to the Client Group in 2012.
Middle East & Asia
Alex is a Director at bfinance focused on developing relationships in the Middle East and Africa. Previously, Alex worked with Robeco Middle East in Bahrain and was responsible for relationships in Central Asia and Africa. Alex holds a BA in Modern Languages from Bristol University.
Senior Associate, Client Consulting Nordics
Janessa joined bfinance in February 2020 as part of the Client Consulting team. She was previously Deputy Director of Investor Relations at Institutional Investor. Originally from Finland, she is now based out of bfinance’s London headquarters and works with clients in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark.
Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark
Jason Pomatto, Managing Director of the US business based in our Chicago office. He joins bfinance with 25 years’ experience in the institutional investment industry. Prior to joining bfinance, Jason’s most recent role was as Vice President – Institutional Sales at Driehaus Capital Management, an equity and alternatives firm in Chicago.
Guy is a Director within the client consulting team having moved to Chicago to assist in the growth of our US business. He was previously in the Private Markets research team based in London where he focused on infrastructure, real estate and other real asset strategies such as agriculture and timber.