Global Alternatives

Team

Our founders and advisors possess the broad range of skills necessary to undertake a unique and powerful proposition that requires in-depth knowledge of property investment, the global financial regulatory landscape, and establishing and operating a trading exchange.

Brendan Bradley

Non-Executive Chairman

Brendan is the former Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Board Member at Eurex, part of Deutsche Börse Group.

He has worked in the financial markets space for 30 years and has always been at the forefront of new product development, technology and market structure changes.

He believes that the changing market environment represents the right timing for a new paradigm for Property as an asset class.

Rohin Modasia

Founder and CEO

Rohin has a deep understanding of the micro-structure of global traded markets and has been an active investor in property since 1999.

He started his career with Goldman Sachs and subsequently spent the majority of his employed career with IV Capital, a best-in-class statistical arbitrage hedge fund, as head of trading in London and New York.

He is a CFA Charterholder and holds a First Class (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of Warwick.

Scott Trapnell

Operations

Scott spent four years as an army officer before embarking on a professional career focused on sales, operations, and property investment in the US as well as Europe.

In 2013, he founded Property Crowd, the UK's first regulatory-compliant real estate crowdfunding platform.

Scott has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond and an MBA from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Bhaven Modasia

Finance

Bhaven has a strong background in Mergers and Acquisitions and Specialised Investment Advisory having acted for a range of clients including listed companies, governmental organisations, and private equity funds.

His employed career and professional training was with Deloitte LLP. He spent 3 years as part of Deloitte’s mid-market audit practice and over 6 years within its Corporate Finance Advisory team. During this time he has developed a thorough understanding of financial control along with sophisticated knowledge of deal structuring.

Bhaven graduated from Cass Business School in 2002 having read Banking and International Finance and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Mital Tanna

Product

Mital has significant experience owning and implementing technology platforms for major financial services companies. Before joining Global Alternatives, he was responsible for the Electronic FX product at Santander UK, and his professional career includes time spent at firms such as RBS, Schroders and hedge fund Horizon Asset LLP.

Mital studied at the University of Loughborough and holds a Second Upper (Hons) degree in Banking, Finance and Management.

Hugo Sousa

Marketing

Hugo is an experienced marketing professional who has led teams to deliver outstanding results for large clients such as Microsoft, IBM and Lenovo. He has an impressive track record of delivering strong returns on investment against marketing budgets of all sizes and has done so for companies across a wide range of industries.

Hugo has an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Lisbon.

Bhavin Bhatt

Legal

Bhavin joined Global Alternatives from Clifford Chance, where he specialised in Banking and Finance, advising large multi-national clients on transactions across various industry sectors and geographic regions. He also spent time on secondment with JPMorgan, where he advised on top-tier leveraged finance deals and other complex credit products.

Bhavin attended the University of Cambridge where he read Law. He is a registered solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales.

Bevan Goulden

Corporate Development

Bevan has a strong background in investment banking, having spent much of his career in the field of derivatives and structured products at firms such as BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole, and Natixis, and specialises in the structuring and distribution of alternative investments.

Bevan has an MEng in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford.

David Wax

Counsel (US)

David has a strong legal background with a particular focus on securitised real estate. He spent the majority of his professional career handling real estate disputes for institutional clients on matters ranging from mezzanine loan disputes to residential title insurance and foreclosures.

As an attorney, David developed a deep understanding of the law and regulations related to property transactions whilst furthering his interest in real estate investment.

David studied Political Science and Economics at the University of Michigan and subsequently received a Law degree from Fordham University. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 2009.

Charles Tan

Corporate Development

Charles has a strong background in investment research and sales. He was latterly Director of Investment Companies Research at Cantor Fitzgerald in London, specialising in the coverage of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Alternatives, and is currently based in Singapore.

Charles holds a Masters degree in Finance & Economics from the London School of Economics.

Mark Atkinson

Communications

Mark is an experienced marketing and communications professional with over 15 years' experience in leading financial institutions, including Credit Suisse and fund managers AllianceBernstein and T. Rowe Price.

Prior to joining the financial services sector, he was a journalist, most recently at The Guardian, where he was Economics Correspondent.

Jake Zhong

Technology

Jake is skilled software engineer with a strong career developing financial market technology. 

He developed a passion for designing and developing electronic trading exchange infrastructure in a senior role with Patsytems, the global leader in exchange trading technology. 

In 2015, Jake established Compass Trading Systems, a provider of cutting edge exchange trading solutions for equities, bonds, futures, and derivatives.

Diderik Buijs

Corporate Development

Diderik is a real estate professional with nearly 20 years of industry experience. His expertise in real estate investments and other areas of property is derived from time spent in senior positions at firms such as CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield.

He currently holds investor relations and corporate development advisory positions at FinTech, PropTech, and MedTech Startups.

Diderik has an LLM in European Competition Law & Dutch Civil Law from the University of Amsterdam.

Vippy Wong

Corporate Development

Vippy is an experienced business development professional with over a decade of experience in financial services. She helped launch the first commodity futures exchange in Hong Kong, and played a crucial role in developing innovative new Fintech initiatives at Thomson Reuters.

Over the course of her career, she has held various positions in principal investments, corporate finance, strategy, and management consulting.

Vippy is also an advisor and angel investor to a number of Fintech start-ups.

Vippy has a B.S.E. in Operations Research & Financial Engineering from Princeton University, and an Executive MBA from the EMBA-Global Asia, a joint program between Columbia Business School, University of Hong Kong, and London Business School.