Vishal Balasingham has been in the industry for over 15 years and joined Optiva in 2010. He started his career in investment management and moved to sales trading in 2001 when he joined Hitchen’s Harrison Ltd. In 2002 he moved to Seymour Pearce to manage a long only Equities Fund before joining WH Ireland in 2005 to run an Institutional Trading, Intermediary and Derivatives Desk. Vishal has looked after many major accounts for both UK and overseas institutions, including prominent Sovereign Wealth funds from Asia. He holds an MSc in Finance from Leicester University.