Steve Anthoney co-founded Northcross Capital in 2005 and has over 20 years of experience in the short-term fixed income markets in trading, sales and management roles Steve was head of JP Morgan’s market leading ECP business from 1996 until 2004 which was recognised with the IFR House of the Year award in 2004. His product experience includes ECP, USCP, CD’s, FX Forwards, FRN’s, short term bonds, MTN’s, Futures and OIS. As desk head he was responsible for setting and achieving planned revenue targets, running short-term interest rate risk, managing priority borrower and investor relationships, participation in origination and investor marketing, overseeing the control environment and developing JPM’s electronic trade platforms on Tradeweb and Bloomberg . Prior to the ECP desk Steve worked on the Fixed Income Repo desk for two years and for 7 years in JPM’s IT department in a variety of roles developing systems for front office fixed income users. Steve has a BSc Hons in Maths and Computer Science from the University of Kent at Canterbury .
Can Bitirim – Partner
Can Bitirim co-founded Northcross Capital in 2005 and has over 25 years experience across a broad range of credit, Short Term Interest Rate and capital market products as a trader and a manager. Until 2005 he was Head of Commerzbank London Interest Rate Trading and Asset & Liability Management (ALM). Prior to this role he was a Managing Director within Deutsche Bank Global Markets. He worked at Deutsche Bank for nearly six years with various responsibilities including Regional Head of Money Markets/Repo London and latterly Global Head of Short Term Cash Trading. Prior to Deutsche, he worked for CIBC - New York , where he traded and managed the bank funding books. Prior to being in NY Can worked for CIBC in London, beginning as a trader on the London Stock Exchange, progressing through to bond, asset swap and credit trading and into foreign exchange and finance. He began his career at the stockbrokers Scrimigeour Kemp Gee & Son.
David Hynes – Partner
David Hynes co-founded Northcross Capital in 2005 and has over 25 years of experience in financial markets. David joined Morgan Stanley in 2004 as Executive Director responsible for management of their offshore liquidity funds. Prior to Morgan Stanley, David spent 8 years with Gartmore investment Management as a Principal (equity partner) and Head of Fixed Income Structured Products. Before that, he was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Eagle Star (now Threadneedle) as a fixed income fund manager. David was chairman of IMMFA, the trade association for Institutional Money Market Funds from 2000-2002, chair of their technical committee from 2002-2004 and is currently serving on IMMFA’s advisory board. He also served on the Bank of England’s Money Market Liaison Group from 2001-2005. David graduated from University College Dublin with a B.A. in Economics and History and went on to attain a postgraduate diploma in Economic Science.
Jason Van Praagh – Partner
Jason Van Praagh co-founded Northcross Capital in 2005 and has over 20 years of experience in the global short-term interest rate markets. Prior to Northcross Capital he was Managing Director, Global Head of Treasury Sales with Rabobank International. Jason’s role encompassed global responsibility for customer relationship management, product distribution, research and client advisory services. Before this, Jason was the Head of Short-term Interest Rate Markets for Rabobank International – London branch. His responsibilities included trading, product management and sales in money markets, repo, securities lending, interest rate derivatives, FX forwards and precious metals. Jason also represented Rabobank on a variety of industry bodies during his 7 years with the firm. Before joining Rabobank Jason spent 4 years in the Money Market/Repo division of Deutsche Bank AG. This included postings in Singapore as Head of Money Market/Repo, Tokyo as Co-head of Repo and London as Repo dealer. Prior to this he worked for the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group in his home city of Melbourne , Australia .
Dina Noelle – Investor Relations & Business Development
Dina Noelle has over 25 years of experience in repo, securities financing and treasury markets. Prior to joining Northcross in 2012 Dina was with Rabobank International in London for 10 years, most recently as Head of Interbank and Financial Market Sales. This role encompassed client relationship management, distribution development and product sales for Money Market Deposits, CD’s, CP, ABCP, Repo, Securities Lending, Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Derivatives. Prior to this Dina worked in trading and sales in the Money Market/Repo arena at Swiss Bank Corporation in Sydney and at Goldman Sachs International in London.
Jonathan Johnstone – Portfolio Manager
Jonathan Johnstone has over 20 years of experience in repo and securities financing markets covering trading and client relationship management. Prior to joining Northcross Capital in 2017 he was a Director in equity financing and liquidity management for Royal Bank of Scotland and (following the sale of the business) in equity financing and derivative sales at BNP Paribas. During this 5 year period Jonathan’s responsibilities included managing liquidity, financing the equity capital markets business through trading repo, stock loan and equity derivatives and building key client relationships with pension funds, asset managers and other non-bank financial institutions. Prior to this Jonathan spent 15 years in various fixed income securities lending and repo trading roles, including 11 years running the BNY Mellon International Fixed Income trading book where he managed a team of traders and spearheaded product development and client relationship management.
Alan Barclay – Portfolio Manager
Alan Barclay joined Northcross Capital in 2017 and has more than 15 years of market experience spanning Securities Finance, Repo, Collateral Management, Prime Services and Treasury. Before joining Northcross Alan was Managing Director and European Head of Securities Finance Portfolio Management at The Bank of New York Mellon in London where he built and established the Bank’s EMEA Principal Securities Finance Desk. Prior to his 4 years at BNYM Alan spent 8 years at Barclays Capital where his primary role included both Trading and Business Development on the Equity Secured Funding Desk. Alan is a CFA Charter holder and has an MSci Hons in Pure Mathematics from the University of Birmingham.
David St.Clare Nelson – General Counsel
David St.Clare Nelson has over 30 years of industry experience and is a leading authority on trading documentation specialising in the Global Master Repurchase Agreement (“GMRA”), Global Securities Lending Master Agreement (“GMSLA”) and ISDA Master Agreement (“ISDA”). David’s expertise also covers Prime Brokerage agreements, Derivatives documentation and Investment Management agreements. During his years in the City David has worked for some of the biggest names in finance, including Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, Citadel, Prudential, Mitsubishi UFJ, Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo. He was also a member of the drafting committee for the GMRA 1995 and GMRA 2000 and for the GMSLA 2010. David read law at the University of Bristol and was called to the Bar in 1985.