Curzon Capital Limited was founded in 1999 by Christopher Derricott and William Graham and is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority as a corporate finance advisory firm. The firm is dedicated to advising on small corporate finance transactions, structuring mutual funds to invest in alternative asset classes and advising on alternative investments. Benefiting from its small and talented team of professionals, Curzon has a pool of knowledge and experience that it brings to bear on the most complex of financial solutions, rendering them easily understandable and saleable.
Having started life during the "dot.com" boom as a corporate finance boutique advising technology companies on first and second-round financing, Curzon gained authorization to establish and operate unregulated collective investment schemes. In 2002 it sponsored its first such scheme and it subsequently sponsored a number of alternative investment funds raising a total of almost £700m. Curzon continues to provide regulatory compliance services to a number of unregulated collective investment schemes including the Teak Syndicates.
Christopher Derricott PhD FCSI Christopher is Chief Executive of Curzon Capital Limited. He gained a BSc in Biophysics from Kings College, London and subsequently a PhD in Theoretical Drug Design. Following a successful and rewarding decade as a founder and director of Baring Securities, and a brief interlude as a partner of Caspian Securities, he left in 1997 to set up Curzon Capital where he is responsible for overall business strategy and product development.
William Graham BA (Hons) MSc William is Finance Director and Compliance Officer of Curzon Capital Limited. He read Modern Languages at Durham University and gained an MSc in Real Estate Investment from the Cass Business School (formerly City University). After a 10-year career in the City as an emerging markets specialist, William left in 1997 to set up Curzon Capital where he is responsible for day-to-day running of the business, compliance and product development.
Charles Goldsmith BA (Hons) ACSI Charlie is Head of Marketing at Curzon Capital Limited. He joined the firm in January 2008 after five years with Savills Private Finance where he was a senior broker in the City team.After graduating from Durham University in 1999 he began his career firstly as a consultant with Sun Life of Canada and then with Barclays Private Clients.
David Guest LLB (Hons) ACSI David is a Director of Curzon Capital Limited and Head of Operations. He joined the firm in October 2008 having gained a degree in Law from Nottingham University. He is also responsible for product development and plays a key role in researching and developing corporate finance projects.
Alistair Mackenzie MA (Hons) Alistair graduated from St. Andrews University in 2008 with a first class degree in History and joined Curzon Capital in September 2012. He is responsible for marketing, research and product development.