Northwest Capital Finance has working relationship with a global team of 34 Investment professionals comprising, Investment and Asset Managers and Advisers, Credit Officers, Assets, Merger and Business Acquisition Experts, Emerging Market operators and advisers, Infrastructure Financing Advisers, Loan and Debts Officers, Risk Assessment Managers and a Legal and advisory Team. This team is led by David Ian Rogers, Mark Francis Deacon, Frank Lim, George Andrew Philips and Andrew Michael Higgins operating from Hong Kong, England, USA and Canada.
- Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. George Andrew Philips serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Northwest Capital Finance and Investments. Mr. Philips co-founded Northwest Capital Investment Management Ltd in 1998. Mr. Philips is also an executive at Northwest Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited. He is responsible for investment management and apportionment and oversight of the firm. Mr. Philips served as an Executive Director of RAB Capital Holdings Ltd from December 21, 2007 to July 7, 2008. In 1988, he joined Cresvale International, becoming the Head of Basket Trading for Cresvale International until 1993, before becoming a Partner at Caspian Securities, where he was Head of Convertible Securities. Mr. Philips started his career at James Capel, where he combined the roles of research and sales of corporate derivatives. He has authored three books -'Japanese Warrants: Riding Bear as well as Bull markets' (1988); 'Japanese Warrant markets' (1992); and 'Convertible Bond Markets' (1996). Mr. Philips is a graduate of City of London School of Business Studies, Guildhall University in London.
- co-Founder and Director
Rogers is a co-founder and director, he leads Northwest Capital’s investment activities and is Chair of their Investment Committee. He has over 14 years’ experience in raising capital, equity offerings, and investment grade and high yield debt Placements, as well as leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Northwest Capital Finance, he was a Managing Director at CI Capital, a subsidiary of Commercial International Bank, Egypt. Rogers started his career at Salomon Smith Barney before joining Dawson Herman Capital Management – a $3.5 billion hedge fund. Rogers has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. “Our global deal flow is centrally managed to foster knowledge sharing, leverage internal expertise, and insure consistent, high quality screening, diligence and execution
- Director (London/Europe)
Deacon is the director of Northwest Capital’s London/Europe office and leads Northwest Capital’s Angel and Early Stage Partners strategy. Before joining Northwest Capital Finance, he was a financial analyst at Royal Bank of Canada. He has an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor degree from Babson College. Hear him “I lead on Northwest Capital’s angel, early stage and Venture Opportunities, navigating the global tech ecosystem. I visit Silicon Valley four times a year, and work closely with some of the most talented entrepreneurs and leading incubators such as Y Combinatory, Tech stars, Seed camp and Expa.”
- Director (Hong Kong)
Higgins is a director at Northwest Capital’s Hong Kong office and leads Northwest Capital’s’ Consumer Wellness, Real Asset Opportunities and Pan-Asia investments. “Having a base in Hong Kong has enabled us to capitalize on the rapid expansion of the region, gaining us access to some very exciting deals alongside big institutions.” Higgins is also Executive Vice President of SYZ & Co Hong Kong. Higgins was previously Head of Capital Markets & Equity Sales at Union Bancaire Privée, Geneva and a derivatives trader at UBP. He started his career at Credit Suisse First Boston in the Structured Products division.
- Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer
Mike Liu is an executive director and Chief Investment Officer of Northwest Capital Investments and Northwest Capital Fund (Hong Kong) Ltd. Mike has over 20 years of experience in investing in the Greater China region. In 2001, Mike was head of China equities at First State Investment Management (HK). Mike joined CMG CH China Investment Ltd in 1993, where he was the CIO of CMG CH China Fund (renamed New Era PRC Fund later) which was also the first closed-ended China Fund listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Mike joined CITIC Group in Beijing in 1988. Mike graduated in 1988 from the Central University of Finance and Investment in Beijing with a Bachelor in Economics. She then received a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia in 1998.
- Director (Hong Kong)
Adrian Baines Joined Northwest Capital Finance as a principal partner in 2002. Prior to this position, Adrian had worked as an Investment adviser at HSBC Investments in Hong Kong in 1998 and 2001. Prior to this position, Adrian also worked as a Chief Strategist and Fund Manager for Barclays Bank of London, managing portfolios for International clients in London, Canada and New York. Adrian also worked as the Asian Reginal financial consultant for Lehman Brothers briefly in 2006 while still holding forth at Northwest Capital Finance. Currently a Director at Northwest Capital Finance and its subsidiary arms, Adrian sits in the Board of Equity Financial Services and North West Capital Investments with subsidiaries in Canada and Hong Kong. Adrian Baines is a Graduate of Economics 1981-1984 at the London School of Economics and furthered with a Masters in International Finance University of British Columbia, Canada. Frank is a Chartered accountant and a member of several Financial bodies worldwide. Adrian Baines has more than 20years experience and Fund Management and International Investments.