Richard Giles
Managing Director Head of Americas Broking

Richard Giles joined GFI in 1993 and has worked across a number of divisions and products in both Hong Kong and in London, including currency options, energy and credit. In July 2010 he was appointed Managing Director - Head of Commodities and Energy Brokerage, North America, responsible for overseeing all of GFI’s commodity business in North America, including its subsidiary Amerex®. In April 2012, Mr Giles assumed the additional role of Head of GFI’s Fixed Income business in North America, responsible for all areas of fixed income including the Latium fixed income business, single-name credit default swaps, credit indices, corporate and high yield bonds, leveraged loans and structured credit, including index tranches. In May 2015, Mr Giles was promoted to the role of Head of Americas Broking, responsible for all of GFI’s North and Latin American brokerage businesses across all products within the Fixed Income, Rates, Commodities, Equities and Financial divisions of GFI.

Prash Naik
Chief Operating Officer Americas, EMEA, Asia-Pac

Mr. Naik joined GFI in 2000 from Prebon Marshall Yamane, where he was EMEA Financial Controller. Mr. Naik originally served as Finance Director for the Americas, based in New York. Since then, Mr. Naik has held a number of executive positions, most recently being that of Managing Director, Finance and Operations for EMEA, based in London. He managed and took responsibility for the European finance, credit/risk, compliance, legal, administration, settlements, operations, IT support and IT development teams over his tenure at GFI. In 2015, Mr. Naik was promoted, to Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the GFI Brokering Division globally and is now based in New York. Mr. Naik holds a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College, University of London and is a qualified member of the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

William Shields
Compliance North America

Mr. Shields joined GFI in 2002 from Tucker Anthony, Inc., where he was Vice President of Compliance. As Compliance Officer at GFI he has overall responsibility for ensuring GFI complies with regulatory requirements and that employees are complying with internal policies and procedures. Mr. Shields has over 7 years compliance and regulatory experience, holds a BSC in Finance from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law, Newark.