Meet the senior team
GILES ROTHWELL, PRESIDENT
Giles is the President and founder of 1OAK. Previously Giles was Global Head of Sales for structured products to retail and private banking at JP Morgan London and Global Head of Investor Solutions at Barclays Capital London. Prior to this he ran Equity Index and Exotic trading at BZW and co-founded the Specialised Derivatives Group at HSBC London.
GIOVANNI BONACCORSO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Giovanni is the CEO and founder of 1OAK. Previously Giovanni was Head of European distribution, origination, and innovation of alternative products for the PIPG team at Goldman Sachs in London. Prior to GS, he held the same position at Barclays Capital in London under the supervision of Giles. Prior to Barclays, he had a similar role at CSFB and BoNY-Susquehanna for the Southern European derivatives team.
YOUSEF HELOU, CHAIRMAN MENA
Yousef is the Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa region. Yousef is in charge of the strategic growth of the MENA region for the whole 1OAK Financial Group, as well as running the Dubai branch. He has over 20 years of experience in managing and developing a number of businesses as Senior Vice President for Merrill Lynch WM out of London, and over 8 years at Barclays Wealth as Managing Director providing senior coverage for the region out of Dubai.
THIERRY RALET, HEAD OF ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
Thierry is responsible for alternative investments for the 1OAK group. He has a vast experience in capital markets and alternatives as a portfolio manager, allocator, and treasurer. Prior to 1OAK Thierry was Nestlé Capital Advisors & Nestlé Capital Management CFO from their launch in 2007 as well as Head of Alternative Investments in charge of implementing the USD 3.3 billion Hedge Fund internalization project and managing the in-house hedge fund portfolios. Thierry joined Nestlé in 2000 as Treasurer of the Swiss Pension Funds, set up the commodity unit in 2002, launched the long-only commodity product in 2006 and the long/short in 2008. Thierry started his career with IBM and moved to Pension Fund Management in 1987.