Stephen Harper

Title: 
Desautels Global Expert; Director, Strathmore Investment Ltd
Biography: 

Prior to founding Strathmore Capital LLP in 2003, Stephen served as Chief Operating Officer and Partner of VHC Partners LLP, a European hedge fund.

Previously, Stephen was a Partner at Bankers Trust. He joined in Toronto as one of the founding members of its Canadian derivatives business. As co-head of the Capital Markets Group, he pioneered the equity derivatives market and helped build BT Bank of Canada into a pre-eminent derivatives firm in Canada. In 1990, he became the youngest bank president in Canadian history. Shortly thereafter, he moved to London as Managing Director and head of the European equity derivatives business. He subsequently held various senior management positions in risk management and investment banking before becoming Chief Operating Officer of the Global Risk Management Services Division. In addition, he served as a director on the boards of Bankers Trust International (U.K.), Bankers Trust AG (Switzerland) and BT Bank of Canada.

Stephen started his career at Wood Gundy Inc. in Toronto. He joined as an Associate in Corporate Finance in 1984 then became part of the newly formed swaps and derivatives team.

Stephen has a Sc.B. magna cum laude from Brown University (1982) in Applied Mathematics and Economics and an MBA from Harvard University (1984). He is also a non-executive director of Complinet Group Limited, a compliance information company servicing the financial industry.

Specialization by geographical area: 
London
Group: 
Desautels Global Experts
Stream: 
Investment Management