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Leadership team

Our experience puts us in a strong position to provide high-quality advisory services and practical guidance on risk management issues.

Chi-pa Choi, Director

After three years in industry Chi-pa spent eight years in investment banking, initially at JPMorgan and then Morgan Stanley, focusing on credit. His initial roles were in Leveraged Finance and Telecoms and Media Debt Capital Markets but after three years Chi-pa moved to derivatives marketing where he led the UK banks desk, structuring and developing synthetic structured credit products. He also spent time developing solutions to address bank IAS and regulatory capital issues.

At Calimere Point Risk Advisory, Chi-pa has applied his markets and credit knowledge to a number of client projects including Subject Matter Expertise for a credit regulatory project, price validation and fundamental credit analysis for capital raising.

Chi-pa has an ABC certificate in photography from the University of Arts, London; a DBS enhanced certificate and a BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.

Peter Griffiths, Director

Peter has over 12 years Investment Banking experience. He started his career in market risk management and has experience of market risk oversight of fixed income, structured interest rate and commodity products. This experience included pure market risk management alongside risk infrastructure development for organisations including Salomon Brothers and ABN AMRO. Peter later moved within ABN AMRO to join the bank’s CDO structuring team responsible for origination, structuring and marketing of cash and synthetic CDO structures.

Since joining Calimere Point Risk Advisory, Peter has applied his wealth of experience to lead a number of client engagements, focused primarily on providing subject matter expertise to a number of risk architecture projects as well as advising clients around the implementation and optimisation of regulatory capital initiatives.

Peter has a Masters in Finance (MiF) from London Business School and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Ian Fernandes, Director

Prior to joining Calimere Point Risk Advisory, Ian spent nine years working in top tier investment banks as a derivatives structurer and marketer. He first started working in finance in 1999 with an internship at Merrill Lynch in equities, focusing on equity derivatives, which was followed by a period in the Goldman Sachs Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities division where he specialised in credit derivatives marketing and structuring.

After graduating from Stanford University in early 2003, Ian joined the credit derivatives team at Barclays Capital and moved to JPMorgan the following year. During this time Ian ran the structured derivatives solutions team focusing on UK clients for 3 years, overseeing the growth of the UK team, its revenues, client base and the deepening of client relationships, achieving the position of trusted advisor to many of his investors.

Ian joined Calimere Point Risk Advisory in 2010 as a senior consultant and subject matter expert; since joining he has applied his technical knowledge to a diverse number of client problems, including analysing bank derivative portfolios, evaluating and redesigning bank risk systems from the bottom up, and independent pricing validation.

Ian holds a First Class Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Mathematics and Statistics from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Financial Mathematics from Stanford University, California.

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