.point group is a strategic consultancy, a technology provider and a financial services innovator
We specialise in the effective operation of private banks, family offices, asset and wealth managers.
We combine our industry experience; a deep understanding of technology; and a focus on innovation to increase productivity, stream-line costs and enhance customer value.
We provide three core propositions:
a foreign exchange platform
a range of asset platforms.
In 2017 our founders combined their experience in financial services, technology, fast-moving consumer goods and strategic consultancy to build a business that brings innovation, advice and delivery capability to the rapidly changing financial sector.
Our roots provide us with a unique vantage point from which to identify, assess and understand where advancements in technology and contemporary business thinking can be integrated to create real value. Through an entrepreneurial, agile approach we help our clients increase productivity, stream-line costs and enhance customer experience.
Our consultancy is at the heart of what we do. It connects us to our clients, allows us to understand their businesses, develops our market insight, and is how we partner with our clients to design and build better, more effective, ‘optimised’ operating models.
Our platform solutions enable our clients to focus on what they do best – the management of their clients’ assets, whilst we support them with a range of outsourced services, providing economies of scale and access to the best financial services technology.
.group chair John Elder
John joined Point Group bringing more the 30 years of financial services experience encompassing consulting, investment management and financial planning.
As our Chairman he provides strategic guidance, oversees our governance and connects us to our clients. John has spent his career in financial services, reflected in his positions of Private Asset Managers (PAM) Awards Judge; the Chair of the Private Banking and Wealth Management Special Interest Group at the Financial Services Forum; a Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers. He is the founding partner of a consultancy advising family offices, trust companies and regulated investment and wealth managers.
Previously, John was the MD of Multi-Manager Investment Solutions for EMEA at Northern Trust in London. He also serves as an independent non-executive director on the boards of a series of investment funds.
.group CEO Tom Williams
Tom co-founded Point Group drawing on almost two decades of leadership experience as a strategic adviser, diplomat and soldier.
He leads on Point’s strategic direction, business development and relationship management.
In a career bridging the private and public sectors, Tom has gained significant international experience whilst building a strong ttrack recordin project delivery, risk management, leadership, entrepreneurism and strategic planning. Before Point, Tom founded and ran a European-based strategy consultancy focusing on the financial sector; prior to which he served as an Army Officer in a variety of theatres and as a diplomat at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. He brings a wealth of experience advising senior leadership in business and government and leading on the delivery of complex outcomes.
He holds an MBA from Business School Lausanne; a BA (Hons) from the University of Nottingham; and was educated at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
.group COO Mark Doherty
Mark co-founded Point Group building on 25 years of experience working in financial services. He heads Point project delivery, operations and maintains Point’s position at the forefront of applied financial technology.
Over his career, Mark has designed financial products, processes and platforms for a wide variety of financial sector businesses including international retail banks, boutique, specialist private client offices, retail investment and insurance providers. Clients have included Generali, Bank of New York, RBS, HSBC, First Data and Percana. He brings a unique perspective which enables him to identify innovative, cost-effective solutions built on a deep understanding of financial services, business organisational change, automation and technology. This has provided him with the skills to build an extensive successful delivery record in change programmes of up to £40m.
He holds a B.Sc. Hons (1st) from University College London.
.group CTO Martin Ross
Martin co-founded Point Group on the back of almost twenty years working at the forefront of financial technology. He is Point’s Chief Technology Officer and leads on product development and R&D.
Martin has developed financial technology platforms, products and propositions for existing and new markets. He has worked with a wide variety of institutions including retail and private banks, broker dealers, family offices and wealth managers on a broad range of financial products including funds, equities, lending, commodities and derivatives. Martin has worked on the technology sell side as a product and market owner and on the asset buy side as a technology leader for financial institutions; most recently as CTO of a listed advisory and asset management business (River and Mercantile Group). He has a track record of implementing strategies that streamline business processes, improve scalability, enhance delivery and increase revenue.
Martin holds an MA from Cambridge University.
.assets CEO June Aitken
June joined Point Group and co-founded Point Assets following more than 25 years of experience working in financial services. She works closely with clients to identify and advise them in their provision of the best solutions for managing their own clients’ assets.
June has worked with a wide variety of financial institutions including retail and investment banks and asset managers on a broad range of funds and products including equities, index strategies, exchange traded funds, listed investment trusts, property direct lending funds, and retail and institutional fund products. She has co-founded a successful fund management business managing US and European pension fund assets and currently sits on the boards of two listed investment trusts.
.FX CEO Henry Wilkes
Henry joined Point Group and co-founded Point FX bringing with him extensive experience and knowledge of the financial markets industry and advising asset managers, wealth managers, pension funds and banks on all aspects of foreign exchange.
Henry was Global Head of Foreign Exchange Client Relationships and Business Development at Brown Brothers Harriman with global responsibility for managing the FX sales team, providing advice and delivering solutions for all clients’ individual foreign exchange business requirements. Prior to this Henry was UK Head of Markets for Bank Julius Baer in London responsible for trading all financial market instruments on behalf of institutional and HNW clients.
.consulting Principal Jonathan Lipton
Jon has 15 years of experience working in financial services. Over his career, Jon has held the position of Chief Operating Officer, as well as Group Head of Risk of a UK listed advisory and investment management firm. He has a proven track record of problem-solving and business building in dynamic and complex multi-jurisdictional and multi-product environments. Jon combines strategic planning and execution capabilities with substantial knowledge of risk management and financial regulation, toward commercial imperatives.
He holds an Executive MBA from Imperial College Business School, and is pursuing an LL.M in International Financial and Commercial Law at King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law. Most recently, he studied US business law at Columbia University Law School.