Christian is the founder and CEO of CFH Group, responsible for overall strategy and new business opportunities.
Christian founded CFH Group in 2008 with the aim of investing and creating companies that empower financial institutions to compete and win in their e-Markets. Today the group spans 4 different companies, with clients in 82 countries and more than 100 employees in 5 different locations. Most noticeably, Christian founded CFH Markets in 2008 based in London and regulated by the UK FSA as a riskless principal broker. CFH Markets is today one of the top 3 FX STP-brokers in the industry and was renamed CFH Clearing in June of 2013.
He also Founded CFH Systems, a technology company out of Copenhagen and Zurich that provides cloud-hosted trading backend and margin systems.
Most recently, Christian founded tradable in 2011. tradable was in November 2012 awarded as the most innovative financial company by Forexmagnates and have recently launched with industry giants like Forex.com in the US and Monex Group in Japan.
Before CFH – Christian was part of the Senior Executive Management team in Saxo Bank responsible for 80 % of the banks income. He joined in early 2004 and quickly went from managing a small team of 10 people to run global institutional sales with 80 people in Copenhagen, London and Singapore. Since then he was promoted to Senior Executive Director and Head of Europe & North America in Saxo Bank where he managed a group of 200 people in sales and account management, sales trading, private wealth management and marketing.
Prior to earning his time in Saxo Bank, Christian worked for Bloomberg L.P in London looking after both London based major accounts like UBS, Nomura and HSBC and major Scandinavian clients. Right out of college, Christian was part of the first wave of internet start-ups in Europe in the late 90s early 2000, when he co-founded Bizzadvice.com in London.
Christian holds a BSC degree in Finance from Boston College Carroll School of Management, and is a member of the Europe One Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (ypo.org).
Matthew joined CFH as Chief Financial Officer in 2014. Matthew started his career with PwC in London, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2000.
Subsequently Matthew worked for London Stock Exchange plc in a variety of roles covering M&A, Investor Relations and financial reporting. After this he worked as Head of Finance at Bridgewell, the boutique investment bank, and was a founding partner at Ipex Capital, a fund investing in telematics, e-procurement and medical device start ups.
His last role was as Head of Finance at Moneycorp, the foreign exchange and international payments specialist, where he was responsible for financial reporting and was heavily involved in the sale of the business to Bridgepoint in 2014.
Chris Mathias is one of England's most successful Internet entrepreneurs and private equity investors, born and raised in India but now living in the UK. Chris serves on several boards including the advisory board of Barclays Private Wealth Management and is member of the Global Philanthropists Circle.
Chris has invested in more than 30 companies either personally or via his two venture capital companies, CMG Partner and Arbor Ventures and holds an exceptional track record in building businesses.
Most notably Chris founded and later sold Conduit Communication in 1999 for in excess of 150 million GBP. Chris had previously been the CEO of the Harpur Group, UK's second largest provider of fuel card services and has led a number of successful business turnarounds and buyouts. Prior to this, Chris has worked for Arthur Andersen and Bain & Company in London. Chris holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Dipak Rastogi is one of the most respected private equity investments professional internationally with an in- depth understanding of financial markets gained over 31 years at senior management roles globally. Dipak was CEO & Chairman of Citi Venture Capital International for 13 years until December 2013, with over 8 billion USD private equity assets under management.
Prior to this, Dipak was Group Executive Head of Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East, South Asia and Africa (CEEMEA), responsible for all aspects of Corporate, Investment Banking and trading activities for 38 countries in this Emerging Markets region for Citi. His previous roles include Head of Global Derivatives, Co-Head of Citibank’s Global Markets business and Co-Head of Corporate Finance.
Born in New Delhi, India, Dipak was raised in India and Norway. He began his business career in Norway with IBM, and moved to Canada to work with Zurich Financial Services.
Dipak is currently a member of Securities Industry Council of the Monetary Authority of Singapore that governs Takeover Code in Singapore.
Dipak earned his M.B.A. degree from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in 1982 with the Gold Medal Award. He used to be on the Asian Advisory Board of Ivey Business School and on the advisory board member of IMD Management program in Lausanne and also a member of the Foundation for CERGE-CI, a Ph.D. program in Economics based in Prague.
Robert is a qualified Chartered Accountant with several years of corporate finance experience in many sectors, but with a focus on financial services. In recent years, Robert has enjoyed working with and advising a number of successful start-up ventures.
Robert studied Classics at Balliol College, Oxford and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Arthur Andersen in the Financial Markets Division, gaining experience across a range of private and public clients in insurance and asset management in his five years at the firm. He then moved to British Linen Advisers where he qualified as a Corporate Finance Adviser with the Securities Institute and for two years advised a number of clients in the leisure, manufacturing and financial services sectors.
In 2004, Robert joined Dawnay, Day International as a Corporate Development Executive. At Dawnay, Day, Robert led the incubation of several, diverse start-up financial services joint ventures in the UK and overseas, including a retail financial services business in India (Dawnay, Day AV) which employed 1,500 staff within three and a half years of its incorporation. In addition, Robert worked on a number of transactions in both the property and principal finance divisions of Dawnay, Day, including the flotation of an AIM-listed UK hotel fund, the acquisition of a restaurant group and the establishment of Indian property development and hotel development businesses.