Meet our Investment Specialists
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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
Niels is Senior Director of Private Markets based in bfinance’s London office. He specialises in Debt strategies including Direct Lending, Infrastructure Debt and Real Estate Debt. Niels has over 14 years of principal investing experience prior to joining bfinance.
Sweta is a Director within the Private Markets team at bfinance, and heads up Private Equity advisory. She has over a decade of experience investing in both Private Equity Funds, and Directs/ Co-Investments, across a number of strategies and geographies. As part of this, she has sat on a number of Limited Partner Advisory Boards of Private Equity and Debt funds, and as Board Observer on portfolio companies.
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.
Public Markets - Equity
Senior Director, Head of Equity
Justin joined bfinance in 2014 from Buck Consultants where he was UK Head of Manager Research and Selection. He brings with him over a decade of equity manager research experience having previously worked at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds.
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.
Xavier Blaiteau joined bfinance in February 2017 as an Analyst within the Public Market team. Prior joining bfinance, Xavier spent two years at Lyxor AM in manager selection for both Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds. He holds a Masters degree in Finance from ESSCA, France.
Dr Toby Goodworth
Managing Director, Head of Risk & Diversifying Strategies
Toby Goodworth is Head of Risk & Diversifying Strategies 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
Malcolm Hunt is Head of Portfolio Solutions at bfinance, a service area that complements manager selection, providing value-add support to clients at other key stages of their investment decision-making processes. His division primarily cover Strategic Portfolio Design, Risk Solutions, Portfolio/Manager Monitoring, Fee Reviews and Portfolio Health-checks.
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.