After gaining a BSC in Insurance and Investment from City University, London, Giles Started his investment banking career with HSBC investment Bank in their Equity Derivatives team based in London, focusing on listed and OTC derivatives. After 3 years with HSBC he then joined Bear Stearns where he spent the next 10 years helping build the European Hedge fund sales business. He focused on risk arbitrage and event driven strategies.
On Leaving Bear Stearns as a Managing Director Giles then took the opportunity to move to Dubai and build an equities business for a leading local brokerage firm. It was in this time of recruiting for the business he was building that he realised the lack of technical knowledge generally found in the financial Search firms. He therefore co founded Capital Search in 2009 and has since then seen the business grow year on year and is now responsible for Senior positions and The Treasury and Capital Markets sectors.