Who are we?
Adrian Faure is the Founder and Managing Director of Bosham Capital Advisors (BCA). He is also a Venture Partner with Octopus Investments and sits on the advisory boards of The Ice Organisation and Eagle Alpha. Prior to BCA Adrian spent 28 years working in global equity markets with several leading banks, including Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Macquarie Bank, Baring Securities and James Capel.
Commencing his career as an equity analyst with James Capel in Hong Kong in 1987, he later joined Baring Securities as a senior analyst and helped them become the #1 ranked research team in Asia. In 1992 he was promoted to Head of HK Research and appointed as a main board director of Baring Brothers at the age of 27. In 1994 Adrian moved to Merrill Lynch as Head of Asian Research and helped establish Merrill as the #1 ranked research team in the region for 4 consecutive years before moving to New York as Head of Global Emerging Market research.
In 2002 Adrian returned to Asia as Head of Asian Research with Macquarie Bank and subsequently moved to Citigroup in the same role in 2005. After establishing Citigroup as the #1 ranked research team in Asia within 3 years, Adrian was promoted to Head of Asian Equities (cash/derivatives sales, trading, prime finance and capital markets) responsible for a $1bn+ P&L and 300+ employees.
In 2011 Adrian was promoted to Head of Global Emerging Market Equities with responsibility for Citigroup’s global equity businesses across Asia, EMEA and Latin America. After 25 years away Adrian moved to London in 2013 and was promoted to Global Head of the Equity Advisory business that encompassed the firm’s equity sales, research & corporate access businesses.
Adrian left Citigroup in 2014 and established BCA shortly thereafter.
Edward Boddington, known as ‘Bod’ is a founding partner at BCA. Bod’s entrepreneurial background includes founding and successfully exiting selling three Technology Disruptive companies in the Media and Telecoms sectors, the most recent being Telescope Inc. His global business experience includes founding companies in the US and Asia.
He is currently Chairman of Harvest Media UK Limited, the UK’s leading TV Participation Media Provider to formats such as ‘The X Factor’ and ‘Comic Relief.’ Bod has formed close relationships with Media Companies over the years including DMGT, News Corporation, ITV and BBC. Recently he became Chairman of One Big Idea a Marketing Agency specialising in B2B awareness and engagement campaigns for multi-platform content owners.
As well as his commercial experience, Bod is an active industry player having been a founding board member for the micro-payment regulator Phone-Paid Services Authority, he also sat on the board of mobile content company Stream Group plc. He has also served as Chairman of Trade Association AIME which lobbies regulators and government. In his career, Bod has successfully raised capital through a variety of sources including Private Equity, HNWI and Family Office. He is a private investor himself and recently exited the Financial Services company Gener8. In the summer of 2016, Bod became Chairman of the Moulsford Preparatory School Trust Limited.
Adrian and Bod each bring an unusual blend of skills and knowledge from their successful careers as both Financiers, Entrepreneurs and Practitioners.