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 and Co-Founder
Chi-pa started with three years in FMCG, before 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.
A co-founder of Calimere Point Risk Advisory, Chi-pa has advised CPRA’s blue chip client base on a wealth of data led initiatives, from the highly quantitative (eg bank CRM); finance driven (P&L attribution); automated reporting (performance, EMIR trade compliance) to non numerical (Panama Papers, account certification).
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 and Co-Founder
Peter Griffiths, Co-Founder & Director
Peter is a Director and Co-Founder of Calimere Point. Prior to founding Calimere Point, he spent 15 years within Investment Banking across front office (Structured Credit), market risk and finance functions.
Since joining Calimere Point Risk Advisory, Peter has led a large number of client engagements, combining his deep practical financial markets experience and data analytics expertise to deliver tangible value to clients.
Peter’s experience covers a broad spectrum, ranging from development and implementation of data strategy for clients, to the delivery of complex data analytics and visualisation solutions to help drive revenue growth or cost elimination.
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.