Invast Adds Three
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: September 5, 2022
Prime-of-prime Invast Global has named Andrew Brayshaw as head of prime services and Cyrus Poon as managing director of prime services at the firm.
Brayshaw will oversee the firm’s strategic projects across prime services with a specific focus on servicing its hedge fund and family office clients. He joins from AMP’s margin and collateral team where he was overseeing SME strategic projects.
Poon, meanwhile joins from BNY Mellon where he worked for 12 years, most latterly as director and responsible manager for all trading functions of Pershing Securities Australia, including domestic and offshore agency execution, trading infrastructure, stock lending and FX.
“Andrew has been at the forefront of the APAC hedge fund and wealth management landscape over the past two decades,” says Gavin White, CEO of Invast Global. “He has a deep understanding of how the APAC region has evolved through this period. We are thoroughly looking forward to seeing how Andrew will leverage his insights and experience.
“[Cyrus] is a crucial hire to ensure we can continue to deliver our high-touch bespoke service to our valued clients and deliver on our strategic vision and road map,” he adds.
“We have a unique opportunity to become the alternative prime nurturing funds and offices that larger primes have neglected,” says Brayshaw, while Poon adds, “It’s been refreshing to be part of a team where ideas can be brought to fruition quickly. The team possesses an entrepreneurial spirit that is crucial to success and there is a real focus on building long-standing partnerships with clients. I see opportunities to work very closely with the institutional community.”
Additionally, The Full FX understands that Georgio Nikolaou has joined the firm in Cyprus as associate director prime services. He joins from BD Swiss in Cyprus, where he worked for two-and-a-half years as a regional sales manager. Prior to that, Nikolaou worked for FXCM in Australia for 18 months in sales.