Invast Global poaches Andrew Bradshaw from AMP Capital

abdelaziz Fathi

Sydney-based prime-of-prime provider Invast Global has hired veteran banker Andrew Bradshaw from AMP Capital, as it doubles down on investing in its liquidity franchise. He steps into the role of Head of Prime Services with immediate effect.

Andrew is a seasoned financial services industry professional with over 28 years’ experience cutting across banking and prime brokerage services. He has strong networks with international investment banks, corporate clients, regulators and peers in the sector.

Most recently, Bradshaw spent three years at AMP’s margin and collateral team where he was overseeing SME strategic projects. Prior to his role at AMP, he worked in various senior roles in Tier 1 investment banks, fintech, digital assets and asset management across the APAC region including Australia, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Andrew’s wealth of experience in Prime Services, with a focus on global Hedge Funds uniquely positions him to work with Invast’s sophisticated investors. The unit caters to a client segment that includes mid-sized hedge funds and family offices and other buy-side institutions, which are currently experiencing a variety of challenges, such as accessing the wholesale ‎‎foreign exchange price matching community via a prime brokerage model‎. ‎

Commenting on his appointment, Andrew Bradshaw said: “I’m looking forward to bringing my strong understanding of the APAC Hedge Fund and Family Office industry to Invast Global. We have a unique opportunity to become the alternative Prime nurturing funds and offices that larger Primes have neglected.”

Gavin White, CEO of Invast Global, added: “Andrew has been at the forefront of the APAC Hedge Fund and wealth management landscape over the past two decades. 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.”

Invast Global has been ramping up hiring to capture more market share in a booming PoP environment. Traditionally, only the largest funds and institutions have been able to get access to the benefits provided by the non-bank market makers. This is because access has relied on the client having a tier one prime broker relationship.

The new hires also follow growing global demand for Invast’s PurePrime facility. Tailored for institutional clients, brokerages, hedge funds and sophisticated traders, PurePrime offers optimised FX and CFD liquidity via multiple trading GUIs or API, backed by tier one prime brokers.

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