Book online or call now:
01736 795484

Our Team

Instructus believes that experience counts, and our team includes a number of former investment banking and markets executives who have served in a variety of senior roles in the industry as both practitioners and managers. All the members of our team also have long standing experience of interviewing students as part of the annual investment banking graduate 'milk round' and of training and mentoring graduate trainees once they have been hired. We are now able to deploy our collective and varied experience on your behalf, whatever your precise training needs may be.

Graham Smith

Graham joined Dillon Read as a graduate in 1996 before moving to Salomon Brothers a year later as a specialist Scandinavian and French Trader.  He soon went on to start the TMT sector pitch at Salomon Smith Barney, later to become Citigroup where he was promoted to Managing Director at the age of 30, running the Pan-European and UK Mid Cap cash trading teams.

Graham then took his European expertise to the Italian banking giant Unicredit where he was Global Head of Trading and Sales Trading. Graham now runs a Pan-European Hedge Fund for Trafalgar Capital with whom Instructus are in partnership.

Giles Johnston

Giles started in the City 25 years ago at Nat-West Markets predominately trading UK small and mid cap stocks. After 15 years at Nat-West, including the Deutsche Bank integration, he left to join Citigroup as a retail and consumer stocks trader, building the team into the most successful in the City. In 2006 Giles was made a Managing Director at Citigroup with responsibility for trading Oil and Utility stocks across Europe.

In 2009 Giles joined Unicredit to enhance and expand their equity platform, again leading the Oils and Utilities trading team as Managing Director.

Paul Thompson

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the UK, European and global equities markets as an investment analyst, equity salesman and senior manager. His career has included periods as Head of Institutional Clients at HSBC Investment Bank, COO of EMEA Equities at Citigroup and, latterly, as Deputy CEO of Oriel Securities, the independent UK equities stockbroker.

Nick Gardner

Nick joined the Western European Equities trading team at Unicredit Group in 2010 after graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in business and finance the same year.  As part of the trading desk he focused largely on the consumer, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors trading both principal and agency books.

Prior to Unicredit he gained experience on both the buy and sell side after a number of internships at large European institutions including Henderson Global Investors and Sarasin.

Ask Instructus

Any questions you have about our courses or us please get in touch, or alternatively please call.