John joined IMAS in 2018 bringing a wealth of corporate finance experience in financial services and, in particular, UK insurance where he reinforces one of our key areas of focus. John previously worked for Stephens Europe in their Financial Services Group as a Managing Director covering a wide range of European financial services.  Prior to joining Stephens Europe in 2016, he was a Director at N M Rothschild & Sons where he spent 11 years in its London-based financial services group.  He began his career at Ernst & Young where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the assurance arm of its financial services practice. He has extensive advisory experience and has advised on multiple transactions covering both public and private M&A as well as IPOs.  He particularly specialises in the financial services sub-sectors of insurance and leasing and has completed deals in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia.  He has acted for a number of UK and international financial services companies, including Prudential, Old Mutual, Allied Irish Banks, RSA, Amlin and Hiscox. He has an MA in History from the University of Glasgow and a MSc in Finance from the University of Aberdeen.