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David Barone

Head of City Practice and Capital Raising Consultancy

David Barone

Head of City Practice and Capital Raising Consultancy

David is one of our 'hybrid' Partners. As well as helping our clients build World-class senior teams, as part of our Board consulting activity David also has extensive history and success in the world of Capital Raising for headline projects, both in the UK and internationally.

David enjoys a career of distinction, having started his professional life with UBS Warburg where over the course of 8 years he presided over several business lines and was awarded Managing Director status at a young age. Following this he joined ABN/Amro where he became Global Head of Foreign Exchange and subsequently also running all Fixed Income Trading & Sales for EMEA. During his time here, ABN/Amro attained top-5 ranking in all of their Product offerings and David implemented new technology as well as formulating, devising and executing a highly successful CRM offering across EMEA. As a consequence of his success David was elevated to the Executive Committee.

After taking a market sabbatical David launched a specialist Advisory business from which he grew a niche executive search firm specialising in Investment Banking & Capital Markets. David was the first professional to truly penetrate the Middle East region and whereby today he holds several major relationships across Financial Institutions, Family Offices and Sovereign Wealth Funds.

His executive search experience has been spent at the helm of a world-class boutique and also at a 'Top 10' leading UK executive search firm where he launched the practice and his success here lead to him becoming a Board member.

Following his return to London from UAE, David became a Partner at Sunrise Brokers, the No.1 Equity Inter Dealer broker. Here, David enhanced the overall Equity offering leading the firm to unprecedented growth, market-share and levels of profitability and his efforts saw Sunrise break into global top-6 rankings as verified by Risk Magazine. David transformed the traditional Equity broking business by introducing market-leading quantitative technology supported by new-generation quant professionals, as well as best in class IDB professionals. During this time he also built from scratch successful new asset classes across Rates, FX, Commodities, Institutional Cash Equity and Equity Finance, Delta 1 and Volatility. This diversity has greatly enhanced the profile of Sunrise on an international basis. Via key relationships at C-Suite level he also opened a substantial number of new lines for this firm, resulting in the firm reaching record levels of profitability.

David enjoys a significant number of relationships with leading market professionals across Investment Banking, Equity, Fixed Income and Capital Markets with global institutions, broking firms, hedge-funds, as well as a number of private offices. Throughout his time he has been instrumental in the talent acquisition of a number of major firms internationally as well executing examples of key strategic acquisitions and specialist advisory projects. He has extensive and proven management skills, having led teams from a small group to in excess of 100 professionals. David enjoys an outstanding track-record in terms of Account Management/Client Relationship Management.

David also has outstanding credentials in the space of Capital Raising, whereby he has led this initiative across a number of headline projects internationally.

David has extensive international experience, having worked in London, Milan, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai.