Founder and Managing Director
Paul spent the first part of his career working for large financial institutions, namely the Bank of America NT & SA and the Swiss Bank Corporation where, at the time of leaving, he was the head of the Special Transactions Team. While establishing London & Oxford Group as a niche investment banking operation, he has been responsible for several groundbreaking transactions and has built up a number of senior level contacts within the financial sector. Paul studied Chemistry at the Queen's College, Oxford and won three boxing Blues.
Member of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Sijia joined the London & Oxford Group in 2016 and has been appointed as the new CEO of the firm. She is now the key investment banking contact serving Chinese private enterprises entering the UK and Europe. She is also responsible for creating investment portfolios to meet clients' investment objectives and preferences. Prior to joining the London & Oxford Group, Sijia worked as the Head of Asian Markets at Valbury Capital. She has over 8 years of experience as a trader and an investor using her expertise in global monetary policy and geopolitical economics to predict price movements. Her specialty lies in her ability to combine fundamental analysis of the macro-environment and trends with technical analysis to decide market timing. She has been providing advice to Asian consortiums, family offices and NHWIs on asset allocation and foreign investment strategies for over five years. She has an excellent client base and excellent access to a range of investment products in the US and Europe. She graduated with an MSc in international finance from Queen Mary, University of London.
Kevin Wan Chao
China Region Adviser
Kevin is based in Shanghai and is responsible for advising on the the Chinese businesses entering the international markets. He is the Deputy General Manager of Xiangda Fund, a subsidiary of the China Wanda Group (the parent company of the London & Oxford Group). Kevin co-founded the financial education start-up company Mr. Finance, and has given over 100 speeches in over 60 universities in China. Before working for the Xiangda Fund, Kevin contributed to the People’s Bank of China’s Credit Reference Center Initiative and Carbon Finance Plan programs. Kevin graduated from the School of Material Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University before successfully completing the Tsinghua Berkley Global Technology Entrepreneurship program.
Dr. Chaiyakorn Yingsaeree
Chai is responsible for hedge fund selection and quantitative risk management. Chai worked as a quantitative trading analyst at the US hedge fund Citadel (US $25 billion AUM), where he was in charge of high frequency trading and arbitrage strategies, as well as software development. Other experiences include founding and running the big data fintech company Blue Nebula, a company which utilises artificial intelligence and big data technology as a tool to evaluate and perform of stock analysis. Chai is keen to share his knowledge teaching quantitative investment and global capital markets to finance and MBA students at universities across South Asia. He is an expert in quantitative investment, artificial investment, big data and cloud solutions, and is proficient in over 26 computer languages. He has published several research papers in leading quantitative finance magazine, including 'Do stock analysts make good recommendations: an unified system for analysts' performance tracking and ranking', 'Algorithmic trading: model of execution probability and order placement strategy', 'Algorithmic trading', 'computational finance', etc.
Ms Yu is well-known among the Chinese internet and media industry, she has been invited by IDG Computer World Media Group to establish Beijing Meteor Shower Institution, during this time she created the sales system based on IT platform and electronic media. Later she joined the leading organization in the digital publishing field in China and has become the marketing & branding manager of Fangzheng Technology Group (a A-Share listed company) where she transformed their internet-marketing strategy. Ms Yu has also served as vice-president for Dunhuang Network, president of Sanrenxing Digital Marketing Firm, CMO of SMG (one of the largest media groups in China). She is now a Senior partner at London & Oxford Group, responsible for mergers & acquisitions, asset restructuring, private placement and conducting business in the international education market. She graduated from the School of Journalism and Communication Renmin University of China and received a master's degree in journalism and communications from Beijing University, and an IEMBA degree from Euro-China International Business College.