GLOBAL LEADERSHIP TEAM
Arthur Griffiths, Managing Partner ( Chief Strategy Officer)
Mr. Griffiths has extensive experience in retail, real estate, civil design, construction,
public relations, and international business transactions. He was the Managing Director of BOSCO UK and was Chairman for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid Society. Locally Mr. Griffiths held positions as the youngest owner in NBA and NHL history where he held the position as Owner, Chairman and CEO for Orca Bay Entertainment, which owned the Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Grizzlies, and where Mr. Griffiths privately financed the design and construction of GM Place (Rogers Arena). He also led the design and construction of the $1.2 Billion Vancouver Skytrain System as Chairman and Chief Negotiator. Mr. Griffiths holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) focused on marketing and received his Honorary DR of Law in 2011.
Derek Shepherd, Managing Partner (Chief Investment Officer)
Mr. Shepherd began his career in the financial sector as an Investment Advisor working with wealthy individuals and institutional clients for over 7 years. He left his practice in 2009 to form an investment bank focused on commodity finance and in-bound / out- bound trade with China, growing this company into a global firm with a team footprint in North America, Asia, Latin America, and Europe before exiting in 2016. Following this he was the Director of Capital Markets for an International Fintech Company an
consulted privately on a number of projects. He is a relationship focused leader who
strives for excellence, building an extensive network of long-standing business relationships across the globe in the capital markets, commodities, resource, and natural wellness sectors.
Matthew Edwards, Advisory (UK / Europe)
Mr. Edwards has over 27 years’ experience in financial services. He began his career
with Tullet and Tokyo in the city of London in 1990 where he quickly established himself
as a leading broker. Matthew worked for two other leading brokerage houses in London
before moving to Athens in 1997. He was head of all foreign exchange activities for
Sigma money brokers who under his guidance became the global benchmark for GRD
brokerage. He has since acted as a business development consultant for ICAP London,
BGC Partners and Cleaves Securities. Throughout his career Matthew has developed
and managed key client relationships and maintains strong relationships with banks,
family offices, brokerages and private equity firms.