Prime Services

Meet our Prime Services Team


James Alexander

Chief Commercial Officer


James is a seasoned financial markets professional with over 10 years experience across both exchange traded and OTC derivatives. Having worked on the Institutional derivatives desk for a number of U.S. Investment Banks and Brokers, James draws upon this experience to deliver a first class Prime of Prime solution covering FX, CFDs, metals and oil to institutional and wholesale clients of Invast. He specialises in bespoke liquidity relationships for brokers, institutions, hedge funds, and professional money managers.

Nick Briscoe

Director, Head of Prime Services


Nick has a wealth of experience working across global listed and OTC derivative markets in both voice and electronic environments. He is presently completing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program, has an engineering background and specialises in combining technical skill and knowledge of global markets with a deep desire to understand client needs to provide optimised prime services solutions.

Geoff Last

Director, Prime Services


Geoff has 36 years experience in the financial markets. He specialises in providing optimised FX solutions to institutional traders, hedge funds, HFTs, brokers and banks. Geoff has worked as a trader and broker at many global investment banks including Citibank and Westpac.
He was the first trader to make the market when the AUD/USD originally floated in 1983. Geoff ensures that all Invast clients and partners experience the best possible trading environment.

David Vanstone

Director, Prime Services


David previously worked as part of UBS Investment Bank’s Prime Services Sales team in London. There he was involved in all aspects of selling UBS’ derivative execution and clearing services to Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Corporates and Banks. He has a strong knowledge of the impact of Basel 3 Capital rules and the impact on the industry having been involved in re-pricing derivatives products for new and existing Prime Services clients.

Wendy Tao

Associate Director, Prime Services


Wendy has a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Accounting and Finance from the University of Sydney. She can speak fluently in Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese and English, whilst studying Japanese recently. Wendy has previously worked at an established Singapore brokerage firm as well as a Chinese brokerage in a trader's associate role. She is currently completing her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program, and holds a RG146 certification. Wendy continues to specialise in servicing financial institutions in the Asian region.

Andrew Pal

Consultant, Prime Services


Andrew is a futures veteran with a particular interest in the OTC derivatives markets in Asia-Pacific. He has worked in senior positions at UBS for over 20 years, most recently as the CEO of UBS Futures in Singapore. Andrew is currently focused on the impact of global regulation and Basel III on the derivatives industry (exchange traded & OTC) as clients seek alternatives to global banks by considering the Prime of Prime Broker opportunity and providing enhanced liquidity and best execution in FX and CFD markets.

Cassandra Poon

Associate, Prime Services


Cassandra is studying a dual Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (BCom/LLB) degree at the University of New South Wales. She has also completed an exchange business program at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to Invast, she worked as a paralegal and began her career in public relations. Bilingual in English and Cantonese, she joins Invast as we expand our Asia-Pacific operations.

Ben Goddard

Associate, Prime Services


Benjamin is studying a Bachelor of Business (BBus), Accounting and Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney. He has also completed an exchange business program at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Benjamin has gained valuable experience within corporate restructuring and debt advisory in his previous roles. He joins Invast as we continue to establish our international prime services team.








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