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"Our combined expertise across multi-asset markets and technology ensures the complex and individual needs of our clients are proactively and securely  managed"

Rupert Fane 

Driven & focused consulting minds 

Rupert Fane | Non Executive Director 

Rupert is a co-founder of Audere and is instrumental to the company's strategic entry and operations in new global markets.


Formerly a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, Rupert is an equity and equity-linked capital markets investment banker with over 20 years' operational experience in London, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 

Ian Macfarlane | Non Executive Director

Ian bringing over 35 years of experience in the derivatives markets. He was a Board Director and Director of Project Finance and Infrastructure at JC Rathbone Associates for 20 years until the firm was sold to Chatham Financial in November 2019.


Prior to this consultancy role, Ian worked in Investment Banking spending 10 years at Daiwa Bank Capital Management in London trading the bank’s capital and before this, 6 years at ANZ Merchant Bank in Financial Engineering in London and Australia.

Mathew Hardcastle | Non Executive Director 

Matthew brings over 10 years of experience in the private markets, working as an investor and at a board level with high growth businesses to support strategy, growth and expansion.


He began his career with the strategy consulting firm CIL and then the private equity fund Inflexion. He now leads financial services solutions at Intapp, a specialised software platform serving professional and financial services.

Jack Blackmore | Executive Director 

Jack is a founding Director of Audere, leading the company's growth and strategic development from inception. 

Before moving into financial advisory, Jack began his career in accounting and corporate finance at UHY and Numis Securities. 

Harry Welch | Group Financial Controller 

Harry began his professional career at KPMG before moving onto holding the position of Group Financial Accountant for the FTSE250 Morgan Advanced Materials PLC.

At Audere, Harry is responsible for the financial operations of the company’s three divisions, reporting requirements, and fiscal strategy for our expansion plans. 

Charlie Long | Director 

Charlie is a business analyst with 20 years corporate and financial services experience, mostly in London’s equity capital markets.


At Audere, Charlie is a chief operations advisor for the company's expansion plans and investment activities. 

Matteo Smolari | Head of Foreign Exchange Advisory (UK)

Matteo heads the quantitative FX advisory division of Audere. Formerly he worked for 10 years at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management where he was Head of the foreign exchange risk management team. 

Matteo has an MSc in Financial Engineering and Risk Management from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. 


Lionel Kruger | Head of Commodities

Lionel has in excess of 30 years’ experience in Investment Banking, specialising in debt origination and derivative instruments.


Formerly he headed up JCRA’s Africa business advising on currency, commodity and interest rate risks for large utility scale infrastructure and project finance transactions. Prior to joining JCRA in 2016, he ran a successful consultancy in Johannesburg for 16 years.


Jonathan Lye | Head of Interest Rates

Jonathan has over 12 years’ experience advising Real Estate, Private Equity and Corporate Clients in financial risk management from his time at JCRA and Chatham Financial.


Previous roles also include management consultancy and banking at Schlumberger Sema and JP Morgan. Jonathan has an MBA from Cass Business School and degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol. Jonathan is regulated by Midmar Capital LLP.

Francesco Podesta | Head of Institutions 

Francesco has advised corporate and financial institution clients on financial market risks for over 15 years.


Before joining Audere he held leading advisory and relationship management roles at JCRA and J.P. Morgan, delivering and supervising projects across Europe, Africa and several other emerging market regions.

Jeremy Thomson Cook | Senior PM & Chief Economist 

Jeremy has more than 20 years’ experience in the foreign exchange market and risk management. His career began at HSBC before joining WorldFirst where he headed all research and strategy for the company’s global clients, before their purchase by the world’s largest fintech Alipay. 

At Audere, Jeremy is responsible for the corporate sales division, growth strategy and economic research. 

Curtis Noble | Head of CSR

Curtis is head of operations at Audere's social division,, responsible for developing our coverage of the INGO market. 

Prior to Audere, Curtis headed the non-profits trading desk at Western Union Bank, and has also held other senior positions within the foreign exchange industry.

Kate Holdoway | Specialist Derivatives Advisor 

Kate is a member of Audere’s advisory team, assisting corporate and financial institution clients manage financial market risks.

Before joining Audere, Kate worked at the fintech TreasurySpring where she managed significant cash balances and played a senior role in trading a range of investment products across three categories: governments, corporates and banks.

Prior to this, Kate was a specialist advisor within the Project Finance and Infrastructure team at JCRA then Chatham Financial, assisting clients with managing their financial market risks. She advised a variety of transactions, supporting and delivering projects across numerous regions with particular focus on renewable energy projects in Europe and the UK.

Paolo Bordi | Partner [Italy]

For over 30 years in financial services, Paolo has extensive experience, from investment research, asset allocation and risk management, to institutional business development.

He was head of Italian institutional clients at Edmond de Rothschild and previously at AXA IM, advising on traditional and alternative investments. Prior to these positions, Paolo was head of asset allocation and risk management at Capitalia AM (now Amundi) and previously head of investment research at RAS (now Allianz). He began his career as an advisor at Assogestioni (the Italian Association of Asset Managers).

Henry Longstaff | Senior Portfolio Manager

Henry joined Audere in 2017, initially focussing on the development of Audere's CSR division as a Senior Associate, before moving into corporate portfolio management.

Henry is CISI qualified and holds a bachelors in History. 

Nikita Barsukov | Head of Implementation

Nikita is a head of implementation at Audere. He is currently developing the analytics modules for Iris X. He is a skilled data scientist with more than 10 years of experience in software engineering and analytics.

In the past he was responsible for data analytics for Dynamics Business Central, a flagship ERP product from Microsoft. 

Syfur Rahman | Compliance Consultant

Syfur has over 12 years compliance and AML experience. He started his career with the Royal Bank of Scotland and moved into senior positions at Barings Asset Management; Centricus Asset Management and more recently Hannam and Partners. 

Mark Baigent | Finance & Administration 

Mark has over 20 years experience in finance and administration, having previously CFO roles at a number of mid-cap corporations.

Mark joined Audere in 2017 and manages the operational administration and finance processes at Audere. 


Tina Swift  | HR & Compliance Officer

Tina is a qualified IFA and Compliance Certified Officer with over 35 years' financial advisory and compliance experience.


Tina ensures we maintain the highest standards of FCA regulatory statutory adherence. 

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