Chris founded Fair-Lead Partners which was a FCA regulated boutique advisory firm, in 2009 after a seventeen year career with blue chip Investment banks, predominantly in Asia. As a Managing Director and Head of Asian Equities, at Cazenove Asia, Chris was responsible for the regulatory operation of the platform, with ninety research, sales and trading staff in five global locations. He had operational oversight of the business and was an integral part of the sale of Cazenove Asia to Standard Chartered Bank. Previously, he was an Executive Director of Equity Capital Markets (ECM) and Global Head of Asian Equity Syndicate at Morgan Stanley Asia. He has extensive experience in ECM transactions, Initial Public Offerings and allocations and operational risk. Chris currently holds three Non-Executive Directorships at his Investee Companies and a BSc Hons Chemistry from the University of London.