Principled Values

Trusted Performance

GSB Capital provides comprehensive global wealth management and financial guardianship solutions.

MISSION & VISION

Combining expertise in wealth management and comprehensive financial guardianship to provide clients with principled, tailored solutions.

Working closely with our clients, we consider all facets of their lives and ambitions, where we offer the most personalised service to deliver their financial goals.

Utilising strategies in innovative, socially responsible investments, GSB Capital aims to deliver trusted performance for our clients.

By taking an ethical and transparent fee-based approach for our advice, our clients have peace of mind they will receive an entirely autonomous approach.

SETTING US APART

Relationships

Our relationships with our clients are unparalleled. We invest time in getting to know our clients, fostering strong long-term relationships which we consider fundamental in the achievement of their financial guardianship goals.

Performance

By combining a low cost, passive strategy blended with our bias towards disruptive, forward-thinking ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) investing, we passionately believe we deliver market leading returns.

Autonomy

Our unbiased, unconstrained approach to managing our client’s portfolios is un-replicated within the industry.

Investment Strategy

We take a less subjective, more systematic approach to investing – a tactic we can implement consistently and that our clients can understand and maintain, even in challenging market conditions.

CSR

GSB Capital considers corporate social responsibility to be exactly that; a responsibility of our company to act with full social, environmental and moral regard. This takes on many forms at GSB Capital – commitment to ESG based investing, corporate carbon footprint reduction, investing in our people and global charity initiatives.

OUR TEAM

Ross Whatnall

CEO, CIO and Founder
Following a successful tenure at HSBC UK in a variety of Private Banking roles spanning over a decade, Ross moved to the UAE in 2013 assuming different Private Client advisory positions, always with the mindset that he was working towards the GSB Capital business you see today. Ross is a highly experienced Private Client Director, holding qualifications from numerous Insurance and Investment Management bodies, including CISI, CII, LIBF and CFA.

Alison Whatnall

COO and Founder
With over 10 years’ experience in the UAE, Alison manages all aspects of the back office. Having previously held several roles across the globe with Oil and Gas Majors, Alison brings a wealth of experience and qualification to the position. She holds a variety of accounting qualifications, including AGMA, ACMA, MACostE and is currently studying for the HR qualification, CIPD Level 7.
Dean Kemble

Dean Kemble

Managing Partner

With a passion for guiding clients during a 20 year career in financial services, Dean is driven to deliver client focused life planning solutions. Beginning his career with Friends Provident in 2001, Dean moved to the Middle East in 2007 with the Group. Since then and based in Dubai, he has worked for both Friends Provident International and Standard Life over the past 14 years. Dean holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Business Systems Modelling and holds qualifications from multiple insurance and wealth management bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII) and Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

Carol Monis

Operations Manager
Carol completed her schooling in Dubai, UAE and thereafter graduated with a Degree in Business Management from the University of Mumbai, India. She has 5+ years of experience in the Financial Services Industry and is also an Associate member of the CISI. She believes in constantly learning, growing and improving oneself. It is this passion and drive that’s led her to earning 9 subsequent CISI Certifications in just 4 years.

Michael Cunningham

Partner & Non-Executive Director

With 10 years in the international financial services industry, Michael is qualified in both the UK and Ireland, and a member of the CISI and LIA, producing bespoke solutions for clients from all across the globe. The financial services market place is ever changing and always exciting and leading from the front and following the latest developments is something Michael feels passionately about, goals shared by GSB Capital.

Masha Shamatova

Compliance Manager
Diversified professional with a rich 12-years’ experience in regulatory compliance and AML, corporate structuring, international tax structuring (all in Dubai) and banking. Maria has a deep knowledge of financial services regulations and frameworks, tax and legal matters, various non-regulated entities framework. Maria holds a master’s degree in economics and is a member of the CISI.

Stephanie D’Costa

Client Servicing Manager
After completing schooling in Kuwait, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor and a Master degree in Commerce. Stephanie has over 8 years’ international experience spread across India, Kuwait and the UAE in Office Administration, Procurement, Tax analysis and Accounting roles.

Phoebe Amos

Executive Assistant To The Board
With 10 years experience supporting individuals both in private family offices and in the corporate sphere, Phoebe brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience that she can harness in her role as Executive Assistant to the Board. Starting her career working with a prominent London based family, she then moved to Dubai to work for a philanthropically focused investment fund in DIFC as an Executive Assistant to the CIO and his team.

Ashley Taylor

ESG Consultant – NETZERO Middle East
Ashley supports GSB Capital in a ESG consultancy capacity as part of his NETZERO Middle East business in the MENA region. He has an in-depth knowledge of the global energy market with his core expertise in business strategy, commercial negotiation, global account management, market analysis, tendering and project execution. He brings a unique wealth of knowledge on ESG investments, following two decades in the O&G sector.

Swetha Fernandes​

Finance Manager

Swetha graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce and thereafter a Masters in Finance and promptly moved into the Freight & Logistics field. Having spent seven years in with the same company, she transitioned to GSB Capital, taking up the role of Finance Manager in June 2021. In her spare time she lectures in accountancy and business studies at universities in her native country, India.

Team Member Swetha

Katie Sanglay

Business Manager

Katie is a Bachelor of Arts graduate with a Major in Communication. She joins GSB Capital with more than 10+ years of experience in Customer Service and Back Office Sales Support. Katie moved to Dubai in 2014 to broaden her horizon and has climbed the ladder within the wealth management industry since then.

Jason Woodley

Client Relationship Director & Associate Partner

Over the past 10 years Jason has developed elite relationships both in a private client environment and with HSBC top tier clients. Holding an MBA and CISI certifications combined with a sound understanding of the financial services industry, Jason adds a personalised touch to supporting GSB clients.

Pratik Singh

Partner

Having started his career with the Largest Private Banking Outfit (Kotak WM) in India fresh out of FLAME University with honours in Finance & Investments, Pratik has always had client centricity, integrity & efficiency at the crux of his relationships & interactions. Moving bases from India to UAE, he had stellar stints with SCB, Mashreq & in his last assignment with Emirates NBD, he provided advice on USD 75 M in client investment portfolios. Pratik holds the Level 3 and qualifications from the CISI, UK. 

Lewis Delaney

Partner

Originally from Yorkshire in the UK, Lewis has spent 4 years working in financial services in the Middle East before joining us at GSB Capital. His focus is holistic estate planning. Lewis has a background in politics and economics, and is a keen golfer in his spare time. Also, keep an eye out for him in Arabian business money, where he is a regular columnist. 

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