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As well as our fantastic investment products, we are committed to upholding a high-end, personalised and dedicated service for all our customers – the kind of service those major corporate investment houses and multi-millionaires are used to receiving. With Basset & Gold, you’ll always have a one-to-one investment relationship manager to answer your questions, understand your financial ambitions and guide you through your investment journey with us. Our expert team is vastly experienced in global investment and we specialise in funding large-scale lending platforms.

Daniel Smith

Daniel has been with Basset & Gold since its inception and is responsible for the build and management of the Relationship Management team. Previously working within UK and European Customer Service, Daniel brings to the role a wealth of customer-facing service experience. During his spare time, Daniel is an avid walker and loves nothing better than hiking across the North Yorkshire moors with his dog Oscar.

Daniel

Daniel has been with Basset & Gold since its inception and is responsible for the build and management of the Relationship Management team. Previously working within UK and European Customer Service, Daniel brings to the role a wealth of customer-facing service experience. During his spare time, Daniel is an avid walker and loves nothing better than hiking across the North Yorkshire moors with his dog Oscar.

Dina Benzaquen

Dinah is a solicitor with over 10 years’ experience in financial regulation and crime. She is also fluent in 4 languages. Dinah served as a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service and an Associate for the Enforcement and Financial Crime Division of the Financial Conduct Authority before entering the private sector.

dinah

Dinah is a solicitor with over 10 years’ experience in financial regulation and crime. She is also fluent in 4 languages. Dinah served as a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service and an Associate for the Enforcement and Financial Crime Division of the Financial Conduct Authority before entering the private sector.

Dylan

Dylan has a PhD in Mathematics and over ten years’ experience in software architecture, development and management in fast-growing cutting-edge tech companies. He strives to ensure the products he develops are solid, maintainable and are ready to scale for business growth. He has a passion for outdoor sports, with ski-touring, climbing, white water kayaking and diving amongst his hobbies.

Dylan

Dylan has a PhD in Mathematics and over ten years’ experience in software architecture, development and management in fast-growing cutting-edge tech companies. He strives to ensure the products he develops are solid, maintainable and are ready to scale for business growth. He has a passion for outdoor sports, with ski-touring, climbing, white water kayaking and diving amongst his hobbies.

Jackie Wade

Jackie has three lovely daughters and lives in Herne Bay, Kent. She has been commuting to London on and off for around 20 years. Jackie's favourite thing to do is enjoying Afternoon Tea out in the villages of Kent.

Jackie

Jackie has three lovely daughters and lives in Herne Bay, Kent. She has been commuting to London on and off for around 20 years. Jackie's favourite thing to do is enjoying Afternoon Tea out in the villages of Kent.

Anthony Margolis

Anthony grew up in London. He has been a Relationship Manager at Basset & Gold since June 2016. Prior to that, he has built up a wealth of experience both in B2B as well as B2C in areas including insurance, finance, marketing and advertising. Anthony enjoys watching most sports both live and mainly on television. He likes most genres of music, enjoys singing, and has performed in a choir at concerts.

Anthony

Anthony grew up in London. He has been a Relationship Manager at Basset & Gold since June 2016. Prior to that, he has built up a wealth of experience both in B2B as well as B2C in areas including insurance, finance, marketing and advertising. Anthony enjoys watching most sports both live and mainly on television. He likes most genres of music, enjoys singing, and has performed in a choir at concerts.

Yan

Yan is a Fellow of the ICA, holding the Professional Postgraduate Diploma qualification in Governance, Risk and Compliance. Having worked for top banks and a derivatives brokerage firm in the UK, she is excited to be part of the Basset & Gold family as the Head of Compliance. Outside of work Yan represented her country at an international basketball tournament and coached teams to many championships.

Yan

Yan is a Fellow of the ICA, holding the Professional Postgraduate Diploma qualification in Governance, Risk and Compliance. Having worked for top banks and a derivatives brokerage firm in the UK, she is excited to be part of the Basset & Gold family as the Head of Compliance. Outside of work Yan represented her country at an international basketball tournament and coached teams to many championships.

Evelyn

Evelyn works in the Accounts Team and has gained extensive experience in the public and private sectors. She holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Accounting with Finance and is currently studying to become a Chartered Accountant. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. She was born in the capital city Quito, Ecuador, a country that has the most biodiversity per square metre than any other nation, and her home town is relatively close to the middle of the world! She is very family orientated, a proud mother of two girls, and her weekends are mostly occupied with their activities.

Evelyn

Evelyn works in the Accounts Team and has gained extensive experience in the public and private sectors. She holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Accounting with Finance and is currently studying to become a Chartered Accountant. She is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. She was born in the capital city Quito, Ecuador, a country that has the most biodiversity per square metre than any other nation, and her home town is relatively close to the middle of the world! She is very family orientated, a proud mother of two girls, and her weekends are mostly occupied with their activities.

Barry Douglas

Barry’s background is firmly entrenched in the finance industry, in particular customer service and business skills. He’s a key member of our dynamic and enthusiastic investor relationship team – and a regular in the annual Notting Hill carnival parade!

barry

Barry’s background is firmly entrenched in the finance industry, in particular customer service and business skills. He’s a key member of our dynamic and enthusiastic investor relationship team – and a regular in the annual Notting Hill carnival parade!

Matthew Ardron

Matthew has gained several years of experience with a large investment platform and a Private Debt Fund in which he specialised in capital raising. Away from Basset & Gold, Matthew is into fitness, and sees himself as an amateur chef and a modern art collector.

Matthew

Matthew has gained several years of experience with a large investment platform and a Private Debt Fund in which he specialised in capital raising. Away from Basset & Gold, Matthew is into fitness, and sees himself as an amateur chef and a modern art collector.

Inna

Inna has solid experience working in international HR/Recruitment departments and holds two diplomas from the University of Pensa (Russia) and a BA in Languages from the University of Bonn (Germany). Inna speaks four languages (Russian, German, English and Spanish) and has a 3-year-old son, who is growing up trilingual with Russian, German and English.

Inna

Inna has solid experience working in international HR/Recruitment departments and holds two diplomas from the University of Pensa (Russia) and a BA in Languages from the University of Bonn (Germany). Inna speaks four languages (Russian, German, English and Spanish) and has a 3-year-old son, who is growing up trilingual with Russian, German and English.

Benedict Yung

After several years of experience in fund of funds, hedge funds, an investment consultancy and asset management, Benedict has joined the innovative finance world working as an investment analyst. Being a passionate but calm football fan, an avid reader, and traveller summarises his life after work.

Benedict

After several years of experience in fund of funds, hedge funds, an investment consultancy and asset management, Benedict has joined the innovative finance world working as an investment analyst. Being a passionate but calm football fan, an avid reader, and traveller summarises his life after work.

Opal

With a passion for all things creative and significant experience in the industry, Opal is our Graphic Designer here at Basset & Gold. She likes most genres of music and going to live events. Outside of work Opal loves to travel, explore the city, go to the gym, is an avid reader and also has an interest for interior design. Impressively, Opal got 100% on her Sociology exam when she took her A levels.

Opal

With a passion for all things creative and significant experience in the industry, Opal is our Graphic Designer here at Basset & Gold. She likes most genres of music and going to live events. Outside of work Opal loves to travel, explore the city, go to the gym, is an avid reader and also has an interest for interior design. Impressively, Opal got 100% on her Sociology exam when she took her A levels.

Yuval Suede

Yuval is an experienced development manager and senior system architect in the web/mobile industry and fintech companies. He has a passion for cutting-edge technologies and beautiful user experiences. Yuval’s most successful startup was building a dating platform on which he met his wife. They now have two beautiful children!

yuval

Yuval is an experienced development manager and senior system architect in the web/mobile industry and fintech companies. He has a passion for cutting-edge technologies and beautiful user experiences. Yuval’s most successful startup was building a dating platform on which he met his wife. They now have two beautiful children!

Nicholas Walter

Leading the UK marketing team, Nick is CIM-certified and has worked at a senior level in a wide range of cutting-edge businesses spanning media, SaaS, digital and ecommerce.

Nick

Leading the UK marketing team, Nick is CIM-certified and has worked at a senior level in a wide range of cutting-edge businesses spanning media, SaaS, digital and ecommerce.

Hannah Letherby

With a passion for innovation and a background in underwriting and collections, Hannah has been integral to the fast growth of Basset & Gold. Away from the office, she has a passion for horses and qualified for the British Showjumping Academy at the age of 14!

Hannah

With a passion for innovation and a background in underwriting and collections, Hannah has been integral to the fast growth of Basset & Gold. Away from the office, she has a passion for horses and qualified for the British Showjumping Academy at the age of 14!

Aman

Aman grew up in India and moved to London at the age of 18. Aman is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert and manages Basset & Gold’s IT infrastructure. Aman likes to read and cook in his spare time.

Aman

Aman grew up in India and moved to London at the age of 18. Aman is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert and manages Basset & Gold’s IT infrastructure. Aman likes to read and cook in his spare time.

Luke

Luke has come from a luxury retail background serving many celebrities, and high-profile individuals. He likes playing golf at Knole Park in Sevenoaks and enjoys health and fitness.

Luke

Luke has come from a luxury retail background serving many celebrities, and high-profile individuals. He likes playing golf at Knole Park in Sevenoaks and enjoys health and fitness.

Wayne

Wayne has more than 20 years of experience in sales. He began his work life as an engineer but decided that he wanted to do something more challenging. He has a genuine desire to help people, and he has an interest in ancient and classical history and science.

Wayne

Wayne has more than 20 years of experience in sales. He began his work life as an engineer but decided that he wanted to do something more challenging. He has a genuine desire to help people, and he has an interest in ancient and classical history and science.

Visar

Visar comes from a sales background, having worked within the industry since the age of 16. Working across a variety of investment opportunities, Visar enjoys giving his clients different options to choose from. Originally from Kosovo, Visar spends his time outside the office in the gym or with his family. He is currently studying in his own time to complete his Investment Management Certificate.'

Visar

Visar comes from a sales background, having worked within the industry since the age of 16. Working across a variety of investment opportunities, Visar enjoys giving his clients different options to choose from. Originally from Kosovo, Visar spends his time outside the office in the gym or with his family. He is currently studying in his own time to complete his Investment Management Certificate.'

Matthew Lee

From struggling actor to freelance film critic, to a data-crunching marketeer in the start-up world, Matthew has come to expect the unexpected. His marketing career began in the fintech industry, before transitioning to retail e-commerce. He's now back in the financial sector as part of Basset & Golds marketing team. When not in the office you can see him in the gym, in a cinema, or out enjoying his downtime with friends and family.

matthew

From struggling actor to freelance film critic, to a data-crunching marketeer in the start-up world, Matthew has come to expect the unexpected. His marketing career began in the fintech industry, before transitioning to retail e-commerce. He's now back in the financial sector as part of Basset & Golds marketing team. When not in the office you can see him in the gym, in a cinema, or out enjoying his downtime with friends and family.

Lily Sparrow

Lily was originally born in London, and spent the majority of her teenage years in a small seaside town called Hastings. She started her sales career at the age of 16, working within the insurance sector alongside her studies. Lily then moved to the city to pursue her career in the financial sector and worked in an asset management firm, specializing in Fintech Investments such as ICO's. Outside of work Lily enjoys exploring the city and playing her piano.

lily

Lily was originally born in London, and spent the majority of her teenage years in a small seaside town called Hastings. She started her sales career at the age of 16, working within the insurance sector alongside her studies. Lily then moved to the city to pursue her career in the financial sector and worked in an asset management firm, specializing in Fintech Investments such as ICO's. Outside of work Lily enjoys exploring the city and playing her piano.

Le Sueur Elliot

Elliot has significant experience of managing professional services in complex, fast-paced businesses. He comes from Leeds and has a degree in business management. Elliot is also currently working hard towards his investment management certificate.

Elliot

Elliot has significant experience of managing professional services in complex, fast-paced businesses. He comes from Leeds and has a degree in business management. Elliot is also currently working hard towards his investment management certificate.

Megan Paterson

Megan comes from Westerham in Kent, which was also once home to Sir Winston Churchill, no less. She is a crucial part of the London team. Megan has significant experience in the finance industry, with specialist knowledge of underwriting and client solutions.

Megan

Megan comes from Westerham in Kent, which was also once home to Sir Winston Churchill, no less. She is a crucial part of the London team. Megan has significant experience in the finance industry, with specialist knowledge of underwriting and client solutions.

Odi Olali

Odi has knowledge, interest, and experience in International Business Law. He also has sales experience spanning several years. His hobbies include reading and working out. Odi competed in basketball and athletics at a high collegiate level and transfers this same drive to his work, so he is able to go the extra mile for his clients.

Odi

Odi has knowledge, interest, and experience in International Business Law. He also has sales experience spanning several years. His hobbies include reading and working out. Odi competed in basketball and athletics at a high collegiate level and transfers this same drive to his work, so he is able to go the extra mile for his clients.

Yael Clovyn

Yael leads our affiliate function at Basset & Gold. She has worked at a number of thriving, fast-paced businesses across sales and marketing teams. She’s also a keen foodie - and very experimental with it - having once tasted a fried grasshopper!

yael

Yael leads our affiliate function at Basset & Gold. She has worked at a number of thriving, fast-paced businesses across sales and marketing teams. She’s also a keen foodie - and very experimental with it - having once tasted a fried grasshopper!

Candace Wilkinson

Candace has a lovely daughter and lives in Bromley. She has been an office manager for 20 years and brings such experience to the Basset & Gold family. In her previous career, she was a professional dancer travelling the world.

candace

Candace has a lovely daughter and lives in Bromley. She has been an office manager for 20 years and brings such experience to the Basset & Gold family. In her previous career, she was a professional dancer travelling the world.

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