Many thanks for attending our Accessing the London Capital Markets Forum.

The event was enjoyed by all those who attended on the day; commenting on how they welcomed the opportunity to meet in an informal & independent forum and learn about the benefits, procedures, rules and regulations for listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Special thanks to the UK Trade & Investment and our sponsors Capita Asset Services, Cenkos Securities, Crowe Clark Whitehill and Stephenson Harwood; without their support, this event would not have been possible.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Welcome Address

Iain Mansfield
Director – Trade & Investment
British Embassy Manila


Overview of the London Stock Exchange

Stephen Bullock
Partner, Capital Markets
Crowe Clark Whitehill


Presentations and Panel Discussion

Robert Ayliffe
Managing Director
Capita Asset Services


John Chessher
Head of Asia
Cenkos Securities


Stephen Bullock
Partner, Capital Markets
Crowe Clark Whitehill


Tom Platts
Stephenson Harwood



Forum Closes


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Robert Ayliffe

Managing Director

Capita International Financial Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Rob leads the representative office of Capita Asset Services, a key division of Capita plc, a FTSE 100 company.  Tasked with enhancing Capita’s distribution channels across Asia, Rob’s focus is on building relationships with clients looking to invest in the UK and Europe or to IPO on one of the London stock exchanges.


Prior to moving to Singapore, Rob was based in Capita’s Jersey office, where he held a number of business unit and divisional roles including Head of Corporate Services, responsible for leading a team of 70 staff focussing on delivering a range of corporate and trustee services to real estate and fund management clients, international groups, sovereign wealth funds and companies listed in London.


In Jersey, Rob also sat on the boards of a number of client companies including many real estate holding structures. This included responsibility for Capita’s relationship with a major sovereign wealth fund, a Middle Eastern banking institution and a UK property development company and its transition to a listing on London’s AIM market.


Prior to joining Capita in 2007, Rob worked for PwC for 15 years spending time in their offices in London, Jersey and Kuala Lumpur and specialising in the financial services industry.  During this time, Rob developed experience of working with multi-national companies, private banks, funds, private equity and hedge fund managers and HNWIs, with an emphasis towards emerging markets. Rob was based in KL for approximately 18 months during 1998/99.


Rob is ACA qualified and a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Stephen Bullock
Partner, Corporate Finance
Crowe Clark Whitehill

Stephen is an experienced audit and corporate finance advisory partner with over 20 years experience advising clients in a wide range of industries. He specialises in advising corporate clients both nationally and internationally, ranging from smaller owner managed businesses to larger private and listed companies and has a particular expertise in the AIM market.


Stephen has experience in a broad range of corporate finance services and has provided a range of services for clients including pre acquisition/investment due diligence, viability reviews, public company reporting (IPOs and subsequent transactions), covenant reviews, working capital opinions, business planning and vendor due diligence.


Stephen has broad commercial experience, having spent two years seconded to the corporate lending department of a major UK bank and having served for four years as a non-executive director on the board of an AIM listed independent insurance broker, during which time it undertook an IPO and made approximately 20 acquisitions.


John Chessher

Chief Executive Officer

Cenkos Asia

John is responsible for building Cenkos’ business in Asia. He has spent more than twenty years in the investment management and investment banking industries, based in Europe and Asia. He has extensive experience in capital raisings globally, across a range of sectors and countries. John previously held positions as Head of Research and co-Head of Asia ex-Japan for Schroder Securities and was later Head of Asia Pacific Equity Research for Schroder Investment Management. He is a co-founder of AnaLec, an Indian-based provider of software systems for investment banks.


John graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Engineering Science. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an MBA and an MSc from Henley Business School. John has an ongoing interest in how markets operate and has lectured in finance at business schools in the UK and Asia.

Tom Platts - photo (Resized)

Tom Platts


Stephenson Harwood

Tom has extensive experience of advising on cross-border M&A, corporate finance, private equity and general commercial work. He has acted on a range of public takeovers, private M&A transactions in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia as well as numerous primary and secondary equity offerings.


Tom has been based in Singapore for several years, having previously worked in London and Paris at another major international law firm. He speaks French fluently.


Since moving to Singapore, Tom’s focus has been on emerging markets M&A. In recent years, Tom has advised clients on their M&A opportunities across much of South and Southeast Asia, including Myanmar where he has advised numerous companies and professional services providers on their strategic investments into the country. Tom has written articles in several legal journals and co-authored the recently published English law section of Gesellschaftsrecht des Auslands (Corporate Laws of the World).

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