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Sales & Research

The team combines individuals with extensive investment banking experience, gained across a wide range of sectors and transaction types.

Simon Beardsmore Senior Research Analyst

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Simon is an experienced Mining Engineer with over 40 years of experience in the technical appraisal, project development, operational, management and finance aspects of the industry. Simon was a rated analyst at Evolution and part of the No. 1 mining team at Numis. Simon is a graduate of the Royal School of Mines, a UK Chartered Engineer and was a senior member of the team which developed the Los Santos tungsten mine in Spain. Earlier in his career, Simon was a senior investment analyst for Consolidated Gold Fields and part of the development team for the Mahd adh Dahab gold mine in Saudi Arabia.

Jonathan Williams Sales Director

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Jonathan joined SP Angel in June 2018. Following his graduation from Buckingham University in 1992, Jonathan begins his career in finance in Hong Kong, with Schroders and later Quest Securities. He returned to London in 1995 to work with BZW and later Paribas and Commerzbank, focusing on Equity and Equity linked institutional sales. In 2006, Jonathan moved into the small/midcap equity sector, with a strong foucs on Mining and Oil & Gas, most recently at RFC Ambrian, responsible for primary and secondary capital raising.

Richard Parlons Sales Director

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Richard joined SP Angel in October 2012, having been at Fairfax I.S. PLC since February 2010, and brings with him a wealth of experience in the small and mid cap sector. Richard started his institutional career at ING Barings before moving onto Corporate Synergy where he helped grow their small cap franchise and was involved in numerous placings and IPOs. Richard then similarly worked on a number of transactions at Libertas Capital followed by a short spell at Novus Capital. Richard brings with him some excellent relationships with UK institutional clients, hedge funds, VCT’s and private client brokers.

Zac Phillips Senior Research Analyst, Oil & Gas

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Zac is an O&G industry specialist with an extensive background in both industry and investment banking.  He has worked as head of Oil & Gas research at a number of specialist resource sector investment banks and has developed an extensive international O&G research coverage universe at Ambrian, Religare, FDC and as a director at Merrill Lynch in New York. Zac has a technical background including a PhD in Chemical Engineering combined with extensive oil industry experience in a variety of operational, commercial and financial roles. As a consultant, he has advised or worked with a large number of oil and gas companies, government entities, banks and financial investors covering a variety of international O&G jurisdictions.

Sergey Raevskiy Research Analyst, Mining

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Before joining SP Angel, Sergey worked in Metals and Mining Research at Fairfax I.S. PLC. He holds an MSc in Banking and Finance from Cass Business School. Formerly Sergey completed BSc in Economics from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia.

Phil Smith Senior Research Analyst, Technology

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Phil joined SP Angel in October 2012 following five years at Fairfax I.S. PLC. Prior to this, Phil spent 3 and a half years in generalist investment research with HB Markets and 2 and a half years as a technology sector equity analyst with Teather & Greenwood. He previously worked for 15 years in the semiconductor industry with Texas Instruments and Philips. He holds a BSc in Engineering Physics from Loughborough University.