LEADERS IN THEIR FIELD

The inSPire team includes some of the most experienced and skillful structured products issuers in the world.

Mark Aldous
Managing Director

Mark has worked in the structured products industry for over 20 years delivering solutions and managing platforms for the issuance of complex and flow products. Mark is an experienced leader of Derivatives and Structured Products teams at a number of leading investment banks and has operated across London, New York, Hong Kong, Frankfurt and Zurich.

Simon Bailey
COO & Head of Service Delivery

Simon has worked in financial products for 14 years, at leading European issuers. His work has covered the complex structuring and transaction management of structured products, SPVs, Funds & Asset Backed Financing for institutional, corporate and retail clients.

Brenda Yogendran
Transaction Management

Brenda has over 12 years experience specialised in structured product and complex derivative transaction management throughout her career. As well as running structured product transaction management functions Brenda has also managed numerous new business initiatives and new market launches.

Sarah Natt
Head of Legal & Regulatory

Sarah has over 10 years’ institutional experience in structured products across asset classes, having worked in both front office and legal teams at leading investment banks. A qualified solicitor, she advises clients on a wide range of legal, structuring and regulatory issues around their structured products offering.

Kim Hunter 
Head of Change & Process Optimisation

Kim has over 18 years experience as an Ex Big 4 Management, Change, Performance and Technology Consultant with in EMEA and APAC. Kim has vast experience in providing solutions which assist clients in financial services (including 5 top tier banks) and other industries. She puts a great focus on supporting clients to understand, manage and execute their Business and IT strategy, processes, risks and projects to optimise their business and achieve their strategic goals.

Samantha Ruston
Digital Strategy & Electronic Platforms

Sam has worked in global investment banking for 19 years, 10 of which have been in the structured products industry. Sam places great emphasis on client service with a focus on delivering cross asset digital platform solutions, external partnerships, new business initiatives and electronic platform sales in EMEA, New York and APAC. Sam advises clients undertaking strategic business change to achieve revenue and process optimisation results.

Chris Platt
Head of Product Governance

Chris has over 18 years experience in financial services, having worked through the entire structured products distribution chain. He has extensive experience of buy-side distribution and strategies, as well as sell-side product design, control and governance. Chris has previously worked for 7 years for a leading investment bank as Head of Product Governance.

Gareth Payne
Complex Solutions & Analytics

Gareth has over a decade of experience in structured products. He has a diverse range of experience across structured products functions, including structuring, product control and platform management. Gareth provides clients with advanced analytic expertise to support their structured products functions.

Ben Pugh
Sales & Consulting

Ben has over 20 years’ experience in COO roles for sales and trading businesses at leading European investment banks, and also worked in the hedge fund industry. Ben led the structured product industry’s London PRIIPs consortium, bringing together some of Europe’s biggest issuers to work on shared KID challenges. He oversees inSPire’s Transaction Management and PRIIPs teams.

Laurence Pillon
Head of Americas

Laurence has over 20 years’ experience across Structured Products, Equity Derivatives and Strategy & Governance controls based in New York and London. Prior to joining the inSPire team, Laurence held senior Business COO, Control Office and Middle Office roles at several leading US and European investment banks.

Ottavio Minasi
Document Automation

Ottavio has over 11 years’ experience drafting securitised products documents for a wide range of products across multiple jurisdictions and all asset classes. He has led the automation effort and platform development for many years.

Ralf Köllges
Head of inSPire Germany

Ralf has over 20 years’ of global investment banking experience and his previous roles before joining inSPire included Head of Operations (Germany) and Head of Structured Notes Middle Office. Ralf has a deep understanding of client needs and challenges, with a key focus on operational risk and regulatory compliance.