Operations

Team

Ben Rolfe

Ben has been working in Equity Derivatives, Structured Products and Stock Broking since 1995. He has previously worked for BZW, Commerzbank and Barclays Capital where he ran the Risk Arb and Special Situations sales team. From 2003 – 2011 Ben helped grow Churchill Capital, a specialist Special Situations brokerage, from a 5 man team to over 40 people globally. In 2011 Ben launched and presently runs the Special Situations and Equity Event Driven sales and trading team at Tavira in Monaco. Ben is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Dan Luger MBE

Dan joined Tavira Monaco in January 2009. After a successful career in professional sport, Dan worked in the wealth management space before a move to the sales and sales trading side of the business here at Tavira. Dan is at the forefront of our day to day client coverage and also is key part of our strategic marketing efforts. Dan follows many charities outside of the financial services industry and is an ambassador for the charity Peace in Sport. Dan is based in Monaco

Brian Mcleavy

Brian has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets having originally started his career as a principal trader at Merrill Lynch in 1992. Brian went on to work for several other mainstream investment banks as a trader before a move into the sales side of the business in 2002. Brian ran a team of sales traders in London before a move to Monaco. After 4 successful years, he returned to London to start up and manage a sales trading team. Brian joined Tavira Securities in London in the Summer of 2012 bringing a wealth of experience to the team in his role as a senior sales trader.

Alex Bennett

Alex joined Tavira Monaco operations in August 2012 and specialises in covering Institutional and Hedge Funds Clients. Alex has worked in the industry since 2002, having gained experience within a leading US bulge bracket Investment bank and breakout agency brokerage.

Rory Clohessy

Rory started his career at Mint equities in 2004 working as part of the European equities team covering a range of banks and hedge funds. In 2010 he moved to Elevation to help set up their European arm, trading both cash equities and bonds, finally moving on to Tavira in December 2012 where he trades cash equities and commodity options. He is based in London

Kari Olsen

Kari is a junior sales trader with a focus on Special Sits. He joined Tavira in September 2012 after completing a MSc in Finance, specialising in Hedge Funds and Private Equity at the International University of Monaco.

Julian Floyd

After Leaving Loughborough University Julian joined Charterhouse Securities in 1999. The company was taken over by ING in 2001, where he continued as a European large cap trader. Julian moved to Altium securities in 2004 as a trader then onto Evolution securities. In 2009 he became a broker joining Tavira in 2012

Chris Ford

Chris joined Tavira in London from City Index in 2008 as an execution trader and now runs this area of Tavira in London. Chris is one of the longest standing members of staff and carries an in-depth knowledge of the company. Outside of Chris’s responsibilities with regards to execution, he engages with a wide range of the companies client base. Chris is also experienced in many asset classes, including derivatives and futures.

Thomas Brandt

Thomas started his career in 1996 on the Frankfurt stock exchange as an equities and derivatives trader. Before joining Tavira Securities in 2012 he worked as a Pan-European Equity Sales Trader for Finacor in Frankfurt and London, Close Brothers Seydler in Frankfurt, followed by Eden Financial and Marex Spectron in London. Thomas holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim.

Agim Sagonjeva

After a successful career in the hospitality sector, finishing with running one of London’s premier restaurants, Agim has now been working in the capital markets sector for 6 years. Previous to Joining the London Equities team he worked at Tradition Financial services and Louis Capital Markets covering a wide range of asset classes. Agim now covers global cash Equities and Convertible Bond products. He is based in London

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