Darren started his career at HSBC Investment Bank on a Multi Asset Derivative Sales desk. During the 11 years at HSBC, he advised a wide range of client types including Banks, Institutions, Asset Managers and High Net Worth individuals. Products covered included Bond, Interest Rate, FX, Equity and Commodity Derivatives. The product coverage was later expanded to include structured derivative solutions.
Following on from HSBC, Darren moved to ABN Amro Bank, where he advised clients on Equity Special Situation strategies within Europe. Concentrating on Index reweighting’s and Risk Arbitrage.
The next 10 years Darren moved into Fund Management, where he co-managed, developed and traded a number of Statistical based hedge funds. Darren also became the client point of contact, presenting strategies to new and existing clients. He regularly participated in round table events in both Europe and New York. In 2008 his fund was nominated “New Fund of the Year 2008” Euro Hedge Awards after posting an 18% positive return in 2008.
Darren holds a number of industry qualifications including the Investment Advice Diploma in Derivatives. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.