The Bluewater Team

Henry Porter

CEO and Founder

Henry’s 17 year investment banking career spans across the world’s leading international financial centres in the UK, Singapore, Australia and United States,

He is an expert in FinTech and the distribution of execution and clearing services through emerging e-channels. At JPMorgan he pioneered the distribution of derivatives trading through their market leading platform eXtraTrade.

At Deutsche Bank he led a team responsible for advising and providing execution services across Rates, Credit, Futures & Options and FX to the world’s leading hedge funds.

Clare Sharif

Origination Specialist

Clare is a qualified tax advisor and member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and has worked for both Ernst & Young and BDO LLP.

In 2013 Clare moved into the alternative finance market, assisting with the launch and management of a new finance company, Little Business Loans.

Clare joined Blue Water in 2018 as an origination specialist focusing on the preparation of investor documentation, including investment memorandums and offering documents, meeting strict compliance guidelines.

Simon Pettitt

Fixed Income Specialist

Simon has spent 30 years in the financial services industry originating, structuring and syndicating debt issues for large institutions as well as SMEs in the UK, Europe and Asia.

He has worked closely with private banks, family offices, wealth management offices and independent trading boutiques, having spent 9 years in Switzerland running Orion Finance which acted as an investment adviser for a range of debt and equity securities.

Harriet Horwitch-Smith

Private Markets Specialist

Harriet has over 13 years of experience working with Ultra High Net Worth families, managing their wealth and financial strategies at Coutts Private Office, Coutts & Co, a centre of excellence for UHNW clients.

She has also worked in the social impact, venture capital sector managing investor relations and developing the fund strategy. She is currently supporting Bluewater in Private Markets, Security Trustee Services, distributions and analysis.

Nishant Kumar

Executive Director – Debt Structuring

For the past 20 years Nishant has been managing business, technology and regulatory change for global financial institutions across Europe and Asia, including HSBC, Barclays, JP Morgan and Northern Trust.

As a real estate debt advisory specialist he structures debts for stabilised investment assets and development schemes from PE partners, pension funds and private capital.

Shannon Grinnell

Office Manager

Having joined Bluewater following the completion of her University degree.

Shannon is now responsible for the smooth running of the office as well as overseeing the subscription and registrar services of the company.

Mohamed Saifuddin

Associate – Private & Capital Markets

Saif has spent the last sixteen years managing sales and client relationships, spanning Banking and Real Estate, across Middle East & Asia.
For nearly a decade, he has managed sales and marketing, for multiple residential real estate scheme launches in Bangalore, India. During his career in Middle East, he was part of the mortgage advisory desk at the First Gulf Bank, while at National Bank of Dubai, he was part of retail banking. Previously, at HSBC India, he managed client servicing, for US and UK based clients.

Akanksha Raghav

Associate – Private & Capital markets

Akanksha is MBA’21 batch First Class Honours graduate. Previously, she had spent 2 years in retail banking, building customer relationship and client servicing, for ICICI Bank Ltd, India’s 2nd largest Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank, India’s 4th Largest Bank.