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Russell Napier For almost twenty years he has been the author of The Solid Ground global macro report published originally by CLSA and now published independently. He is a director of the Mid Wynd International Trust and The Scottish Investment Trust. Russell runs a two day course in financial history (A Practical History of Financial Markets) aimed at professional investors and in 2014 launched a new business and financial history library (The Library of Mistakes). Russell’s book, Anatomy of The Bear: Lessons From Wall Streets Four Great Bottoms, was published to public and critical acclaim in 2005.

Chris Turnbull co-founded ERIC as the culmination of a 20 year career in capital markets. Following an 11 year career as a buy side trader with Ivory and Sime and Standard Life Investments he left his role as an Investment Director at SLI to broaden his knowledge and entrepreneurial experience. Stints at Instinet taking a leading role in the establishment of an outsourced trading desk, Instinet Alpha and ICAP in the establishment of the BlockCross MTF followed. Latterly Chris has been consulting in the area of regulation in the unbundling of research and execution, which led to the establishment of ERIC.

Barry McAlinden has joined ERIC as a Business Development Director, based in Hong Kong. Barry has spent the last 8 years covering Asia Pacific institutions, most recently at Standard Chartered and previously at CLSA on Asian equities. Prior to that, he worked at Deutsche Bank in Sydney as a member of the Equity Strategy team. He spent the early part of his career in chartered accounting in the UK and Ireland.

Roberta Sanminiatelli joined ERIC as a Business Development Director in the fall of 2015 from J Capital Research where she was director of sales for UK and Europe. She spent the previous 15 year first as institutional equity research sales for major sell side institutions as UBS DB and DLJ and later for Marex Independent research team. She began her career in Fixed Income both on the sales and prop trading sides. She has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Bocconi University. She is based in London.

Simon Dakers joined ERIC as a Business Development Director in late 2016. He started his apprenticeship with Walter Scott & Partners before moving to the Far East. For fifteen years he was based in Bangkok on the equities trading side for the firms, Hoare Govett, ABN AMRO, Salomon Smith Barney and finally at Citibank as Head of the Dealing Desk in Bangkok. He is now based in Edinburgh.

Fidelio Tata joined ERIC’s Advisory Board in 2017. He is a senior market structure specialist with 20+ years of executive experience in derivatives marketing, institutional sales, risk management, global fixed-income research and bank advisory. Fidelio is a manager at Germany’s largest consulting firm that is exclusively dedicated to financial institutions, has broad teaching experience, acts as frequent guest-speaker at conferences, as well as holding an adjunct professorship in economics. He is based in Berlin.

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