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Martin Berkeley

Martin has over 25 years of professional experience spanning both financial and non-financial FTSE 100 companies including HSBC, Barclays and Logica.

He has wide experience of commercial banking, derivatives, FX and private banking, and has a particular interest in mis-sold investments and structured products.

Martin has acted as an expert in many mis-selling cases relating to investments, wealth management and derivatives advising some of the UK’s leading QCs. Martin has provided advice to the Parliamentary Commission into banking standards, several Government departments and the Deputy Prime Minister.

Martin has been widely quoted in the media on interest rate swap mis-selling and has appeared on and acted as a consultant to a number of BBC programmes (The Report, Moneybox, How You Pay for the City, Panorama) as well as being requested for numerous media interviews and comment, including Reuters, Le Monde and the International Business Times. He regularly speaks at industry seminars and conferences on financial related issues.

Martin has degrees in philosophy, politics and psychology. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Louisiana USA, on finance and ethics. He is a Chartered Member of Investment and Securities Institute and holds additional qualifications in derivatives and investment management.

After graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he served as an officer in a medium reconnaissance regiment of the British Army and saw service with the United Nations.

During his career, Martin has lived and worked in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Martin is a fluent German speaker.

Martin is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to advise on derivatives and holds the Cardiff University Law School/Bond Solon Civil Expert Witness Certificate.

 

Email: martin.berkeley@vedantahedging.com

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Nadia Patel

Nadia has a degree in Business Management and a Diploma for Financial Advisers (Level 4). She has ten years of experience in financial services. This includes FSA regulated adviser roles in HSBC, Halifax and Nationwide.As senior manager at Vedanta Nadia is responsible for managing the office, client contact and marketing for the business.