ABOUT US

WE ARE EXPERTS IN ETFS AND DIGITAL ASSETS

OUR CORE TEAM

Michael O'Riordan

Michael O'Riordan

Founding Partner

Michael has over 20 years Financial Services experience. He started his career in Investment Banking working at Deutsche Bank and RBS before moving to Credit Suisse where he begun his Asset Management career. He has worked at Credit Suisse, HSBC, BlackRock and JP Morgan within various product development and strategy roles covering Mutual Funds and ETFs.

Michael has built ETF businesses at Credit Suisse, HSBC and JPMorgan and brings significant experience and understanding to what it takes to launch a successful ETF business. He has an in-depth understanding of the product development process and an excellent understanding of the regulatory landscape across Ireland, Luxembourg and the UK.

Andrea Murray

Head of Business Development

Andrea relocated to London from Washington, D.C. in 2019 where she was the Senior Relationship Manager and ETF Specialist covering leverage, inverse and volatility-based ETFs at ProShares.

In addition to Andrea’s 10 years of ETF experience, she spent three years in Sydney, Australia, working at Chancellor Hattersley Lloyd as an ETF analyst and Portfolio Administrator. Her 20-year finance career began in Boston at Brown Brothers Harriman working for eight years as a Relationship Manager covering International Markets in a variety of capacities.

Andrea Murray
Lorraine Hedderman

Lorraine Hedderman

Head of Search

Lorraine has over 20 years Financial Services experience gained at firms such as Bank of Ireland, Barclays Capital, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Citibank.

Lorraine’s career has covered various capital market functions from product development to operational execution, across all major asset classes – Equity, Fixed Income, Alternatives. Having worked at a number of prestigious firms, she brings a deep level of insight into the workings of these organizations and the best practices applied.

Rania Roelofs

Head of Coaching

Rania Roelofs is an experienced certified executive coach and behavioural change specialist. Rania holds the Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching and an MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change from Henley Business School, UK. Furthermore, she holds a BSc in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology.

Rania has over ten year’s experience of coaching executives, entrepreneurs and teams from across different nations and cultures. Her coaching style is focused on achieving targeted improvements, where she combines the best of leadership coaching, NLP, management strategy, group dynamics, systems thinking, neuroscience, personality types, cognitive behaviour, and even biology and cultural anthropology. Trust, honesty and complete client confidentiality is paramount for her.

Mark Rodino

Mark Rodino

SENIOR ETF CRYPTO CONSULTANT

Mark has over 25 years of industry experience bringing a wealth of ETF and cryptocurrency knowledge.

Mark began his career in New York as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers before transitioning to sales & trading at Morgan Stanley London. At Morgan Stanley he was involved in the distribution of Europe’s first ETFs. Mark has been head of European ETF Distribution at HSBC Asset Management and global head of distribution at 21Shares and 3iQ.

 

 

Nuria Corominas-Rovira

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING

Nuria is a seasoned communications and marketing professional with over 20 years working experience within this industry. She has a long career working in PR agencies managing Financial Services, Fintech, Tech, SaaS, Recruitment and Retail clients.

Previously to that, Nuria worked as a journalist in prestigious media outlets such as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and contributed to other international media companies, as well as being the UK and Ireland news and current affairs correspondent for major Spanish main media outlets.

Nuria Corominas-Rovira

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Blackwater won Best Educational Content Award at the ETF Stream 2020-2021 Awards

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