Having over 35+ years experience in the international financial markets and prior to founding TBCC, Bill held the position of Vice Chairman, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. While at HSBC, Bill was also CEO and President of the US broker deal operations, CEO and President of HSBC Capital (USA) Inc., CEO and President HSBC Markets (USA) Inc. During his HSBC tenure, he focused on global markets, global banking, global asset management, wealth management and private equity. Bill has also held senior positions at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.; Credit Suisse First Boston Inc.; Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette Inc.; Salomon Brothers Inc.; Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc.; and Prudential Bache Securities. Bill serves on the Board of Directors for the Asian American Federation and the Advisory Board for the Ascend Leadership Organization. He is associated with the Hong Kong Monetary Association, Hong Kong Trade Development Corporation, Hong Kong Association of New York, Hong Kong Economic Trade Organization, Committee of 100 and the Washington D.C. based International Leadership Foundation.
Paul has over 25 years of experience in physical commodities trading, management consulting, and healthcare services. His expertise includes strategy, operations, and merger and acquisitions. He began his career at Jipang Corporation, a trading company in Osaka Japan, where he was instrumental in their growth in the Hong Kong market and expansion in the United States. Prior to joining TBCC, he co-founded three health care services companies in the managed care and practice management areas. After leading one of the company's expansion into four markets including New York City, the two-year old start-up was acquired by a leading public company in the sector. He has held senior positions at Ernst & Young and Archstone Consulting where he led strategy and operations projects at Fortune 100 companies in the pharmaceutical and insurance industries. At TBCC, he has recently been deeply involved in physical metals trading in North America, Asia and Europe. Paul received a BA in Economics from the University of Florida and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
A seasoned Finance Industry professional having over 30 years of experience with HSBC. He has rich and extensive experience in Global Markets business, Treasurer/Balance Sheet management, Risk Management, Risk Strategy and Risk based Capital, Broker Dealer & Asset Management businesses across 5 countries and 3 continents, both in Emerging & Developed markets, with HSBC. Mr. Bhat’s last role at HSBC New York was that of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Global Asset Management business in the USA, responsible for Risk, Operations, IT, Change Management and regulatory interactions. He worked in different capacities and senior roles at HSBC in the US, UK, Hongkong & the Middle East, having started his banking career in India. He served as an independent Director/Advisor on the boards of two privately held companies in India, between 2005-2010. He currently serves as an honorary Chief Strategy Officer at a nano-technology firm - Nanocrystals Technology Inc., New York, on the Advisory Board of ASCEND Connecticut chapter, USA, Posiview Capital Advisors, Pune, India and Hexanika, a technology startup in New York. Mr. Bhat is a Science and Law graduate from Indian universities.