Our people are very important to us, as is making certain we provide you with the best possible professional financial advice. Below is a short biography for each of our colleagues together with their contact telephone number. For further contact details please see our "Contact Us" page.
In 2000, John decided to leave the AXA Group and set up his own Independent Financial Advice company focusing on providing clients with top quality financial advice on investments, pensions and tax planning and in 2003, Hase Osborne was set up.
When not advising clients, John enjoys all sports as a spectator, and in particular is a long standing, and long suffering, supporter of Charlton Athletic (although not quite old enough to remember the FA Cup triumph of 1947). Children Claire and Nick have also had to suffer the ups and downs of life as Charlton fan, although wife Helen has generally resisted the delights on offer at the Valley. John's playing activity is limited to golf these days where he still holds the ambition of getting down to a single figure handicap (which most observers would regard as unrealistic)
Assistant Treasurer and Head of Product Development, Financial Engineering and Risk Control at Barclays Corporate Bank
Head of Financial Engineering for Bayerische Landesbank London
Director of Structured Products at Standard Bank, Johannesburg
He has lectured and trained bank staff, in Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East on capital markets, and been on the product development advisory panel for Santander Private Banking structured products. He is also an Expert Witness in the field of structured products, and their appropriateness [or otherwise] for different categories of investor.
He joined Hase Osborne in 2004. As the father of triplets he retains a particular interest in risk management