About

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide service excellence through the delivery of Commodity Murabaha to support Islamic Financial products utilising our Shariah Compliant commodity trading platform.

Purpose

We believe in encouraging the technological innovation and evolution of the Islamic Finance industry.

Vision

To be the premier choice for Sharia-compliant Fintech solutions.

Values

Team

board of directors

Stephen Openshaw
Stephen Openshaw

Board Member

Stephen started his banking career in the Treasury department of UBAF Bank Ltd in 1977. Stephens longstanding career in the Arab and Islamic market place has included periods in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and London. Prior to starting at Eiger he was Head of Islamic Products at MF Global, FVP Assistant Treasury Manager, Interest Rate and Islamic Products at Arab Banking Corporation, Bahrain and Associate Director, Fixed Income and Derivatives at Daiwa Europe Bank London.

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Islamic Capital Markets
David Lawson

Board Member

David Alexander Lawson began his financial career in the Finance Department of the New Zealand High Commission, London in 1963 working in the Euro Sterling market. He later joined Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, London to start up their Euro Dollar dealing book. Following CIBC he became an International Money Broker dealing in Euro Dollars and for 10 years as a Derivatives Broker. For the last 15 years he has run his own company of Financial Consultants specialising in individual and corporate pension planning. David is a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London and a Burgess of the City of Glasgow.

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Bruce Collins

Board Member

Bruce worked as an inter-dealer broker for 40 years before retiring in 2013. During that time he worked for 25 years for the Tullett group and held the position of Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Managing Director, Europe and the Middle East before becoming the Global CEO in 2000. After successfully selling the company in 2004, Bruce took up a position as CEO Asia Pacific for ICAP 2005/2006 and then deputy chairman Compagnie financier de Tradition 2008/2013.

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Senior Executives

Stephen Openshaw
Stephen Openshaw

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen started his banking career in the Treasury department of UBAF Bank Ltd in 1977. Stephens longstanding career in the Arab and Islamic market place has included periods in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and London. Prior to starting at Eiger he was Head of Islamic Products at MF Global, FVP Assistant Treasury Manager, Interest Rate and Islamic Products at Arab Banking Corporation, Bahrain and Associate Director, Fixed Income and Derivatives at Daiwa Europe Bank London.

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Christopher McGuigan
Christopher McGuigan

Chief Operating Officer

Christopher joined the Company from the MF Global Treasury where he specialised for twenty years in trading foreign exchange, precious and industrial metals, fixed income and commodities, responsible for his own proprietary book. Whilst at MF Global he was also a key member of the team responsible for the development of Islamic Products and the development of markets in the Middle- East.

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KEY PERSONNEL

Kairen Moulson

Chief Financial Officer

As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Kairen has held a number of senior roles covering finance functions for growing businesses M&A, corporate finance, capital expenditure project management, post-acquisition integration, restructuring, change management in the technology and media sector. Prior to joining Eiger, she spent eight years at Chordiant Software as International Finance Director, where she was integral in the flotation on the NASDAQ of Prime Response Limited and in the subsequent acquisition of Prime Response by Chordiant Software. From there Kairen was then recruited to Technicolor Network Services as VP of Group Finance and was part of the Executive Committee for Global Projects which managed the migration of the ITV broadcast facility to Chiswick Park and was the finance lead in the acquisition of the NBCU facility in Denver.

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Islamic Capital Markets
Julian Courtney

Compliance Manager

Julian Courtney is a Chartered Accountant with over 32 years financial services experience, which includes two major accounting firms. He has worked in the derivatives industry for 27 years as Head of Compliance and Legal as well as on the board of various companies. He served as Head of Compliance and Legal FIMAT Europe between 1993 and 2000, joining Refco Overseas Limited in 2000. Following the sale of the Refco group in 2005, he was one of the founding directors of Marex Financial Limited and was involved with the winding up of the Refco estate at Director level. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Aviate Global from 2010 to 2012, joining ED&F Man Capital Markets as Global Head of Compliance and Legal in 2012. He left ED&F in 2018 establishing his own compliance consultancy company providing compliance services to various FCA regulated firms. He is currently a FCA registered Compliance and Money Laundering Reporting Officer for two firms. He has dealt with all the major regulators in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. Julian joined Eiger as a regulatory consultant in September 2020.

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Richard Beresford
Richard Beresford

Head of Legal

Upon qualification, Richard joined the corporate team of law firm Osborne Clarke, in the firm's City of London offices, where he gained exposure to a broad range of corporate transactional work, covering M&A, company listings, venture capital, equity fundraising, management buyouts and corporate re- organizations. Following a period as in-house counsel with a leading firm specializing in spread betting and contracts for differences, he was recruited to Solnick LLP, a boutique commercial law practice in London, where he headed the firm's company and commercial department for 5 years, before joining Eiger in 2009.

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Thomas Litton

Technology Delivery Manager

Technology Delivery Manager

Thomas has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry. Starting his career as a developer, he moved into development management after a successful career developing travel, retail and financial planning systems.  In his management career he has managed teams of all sizes, with differing technology backgrounds, across several industry sectors including telephony, insurance and market research.  He has managed teams to successfully launch products and client projects using the latest delivery practices and most appropriate technology choices. Thomas leads the development team.

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John Morris
John Morris

Associate Director

John started his career in London as a Euro Dollar dealer before embarking on his long association with the Middle East by joining Saudi Hollandi Bank in Jeddah/Riyadh from 1979 to 1982. On Returning to London he joined Riyadh Bank in helping them to set up the new Branch's Treasury where he stayed until 2000. John then moved to Riyadh Bank, Riyadh where he became Treasurer. He left to join Eiger in April 2015, having spent 15 years in Riyadh and a total of 32 years with Riyadh Bank. Having an extensive network of contacts in the GCC, John is presently focusing on business development within the region.

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Gareth Lewis

Associate Director of Product

Gareth joined Eiger in 2017, after 10 years as a developer and solution architect, in both the public and private sector, designing and developing multi-million-pound, enterprise-level software solutions. Gareth holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Wales, and an MSc in Software Development from the Open University and is currently part-way through completing an MBA.

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Johnathan Wall
Johnathan Wall

Head of Sales

Johnathan has over 10 years’ experience across stock-broking and corporate banking. He started his professional career working as a Stockbroker in 2010 in New Zealand, before moving across to commercial banking. Johnathan worked through various positions within customer portfolio management before moving to the UK in 2014 and working for HSBC in their Canary Wharf corporate banking teams. Moved to Eiger in 2018 as Head of Sales where he is responsible for the sales and marketing activities of the business.

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Harry Openshaw
Harry Openshaw

Head of Customer Implementation

Harry first joined the company on a university placement in 2010 whilst studying for his business degree. After a brief stint commodity trading elsewhere, Harry returned to Eiger in 2015 as a Junior Trader and has moved up the ranks to become Head of Customer Implementation.

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Philip Attwood
Philip Attwood

Head of Trading

Phil has over 30 years of trading experience across multiple asset classes. Starting as a mining analyst, his career has taken him across many markets including Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe Including working for HSBC, BNP Paribas, and NCB Jeddah as a foreign exchange dealer. After this period Phil moved to BP as a senior metals trader and was responsible for trading, hedging and advising on behalf of BP companies across the precious and base metals markets. Now at Eiger for the past two years he is Head of Trading.

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Graham Philp
Graham Philp

Commodity Sales and Trading

Graham has over 30 years’ experience in Bank Treasury roles such as Chief Dealer at Danske Bank, VP & Treasurer at Bank of America, Senior / Head of Trading and Sales / Marketing, Financial Markets FX, Rates and Derivatives throughout the Middle East and London. Graham then moved into a more consultative position, spending substantial time with Eiger between 2009 – 2013 focusing on new business origination, marketing/sales and training. From 2014 he was Associate with City Forex – sales of physical FX to SME, Charities and HNWI before heading back to Eiger Trading Advisors Ltd where, for the last two years, he remains a specialist in Islamic Finance product support.

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Stuart Lane
Stewart Lane

Financial Controller

Stewart began his banking career in London with National Westminster bank before moving to Chemical Bank to work within their rapidly expanding Treasury Operations area, here he supervised the foreign exchange and money markets departments and was instrumental in setting up their satellite customer payments department before assisting in the successful migration and settlement of their Operations from London to Cardiff. Stewart then joined ED&F Man as their Treasury Operations Manager and during his 24 years of service he expanded the Funds and brokerage areas of the business worked on the public flotation of the Man Group.  Stewart has also had a key management role in the identification of and successful implementation of a number of STP Treasury Banking systems.

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Matthew Moriarty

Commodity and Data Analyst

Matthew attended the University of Bristol where he earned a Master's degree in Chemistry before working in both Research and Sales functions for a FTSE 100 pharmaceutical company. He is an RYA-certified Yachtmaster Ocean and Cruising Instructor, and before joining Eiger in December 2019 was working internationally in sailing provision and tuition.

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