The Demeter Family Office (“DFO”) is actively investing in the following areas:
1. Real Estate in the US & Canada
2. Private Equity in the US & Canada
3. Financial Asset Management (in-house)
DFO seeks high class opportunities where the sponsor or management team either form part of the financial resources, or can mobilize a contact to provide them on their behalf, who can then partner with DFO to complete the investment through a combination of debt and equity, using DFO’s relationships with its banking groups.
DFO has appetite for both built and development situations. It favours residential and cash flow generating assets but avoids office and specialist asset types. Geographically all of the above areas are open but priority is set on locations where there is a natural demographic growth or migration.
The Office focusses on later stage businesses with proven cash flows and simple to understand compelling growth stories. It has a highly limited appetite for start ups and pre-revenue companies. DFO is sector agnostic but again prefers higher growth segments of the economy.
Financial Asset Management
Demeter has an in-house asset management function that optimises the use of its liquid resources. It only invests into major financial markets – US indices, major currencies, gold and oil. Through a group entity this division also manages algorithmic trading and leverage programmes to optimize the use of capital.
Joe is responsible for overseeing the overall direction of the company. Joe leads the company's efforts to expand into new markets and is the primary lead on new acquisitions and business opportunities. Served as VP at both ATCO and ATCO PETRO between 2014-2023 and currently sits on numerous advisory boards, including companies within the Global 5000 with a focus on Energy and Real Estate.
Alumnus of Institute Le Rosey, Switzerland and Concordia University, Canada with degrees in International Business and Political Science, he is a highly motivated and results-driven executive with a proven track record of success and profitability in competitive markets. He is an excellent leader with a talent for developing and implementing strategic plans that meet business goals, while fostering a positive and productive work environment
Nick is the Chief Executive Office of The Entrepreneur’s Investment Office Group, headquartered out of London. EIO is a boutique investment firm that specialises in generating returns from deep, liquid markets using technology and algorithims. He founded the group in 2016 after a 26 year career with HSBC spanning seven different countries in multiple disciplines. His final role with HSBC was as a member of the Global Executive Board of HSBC Private Bank in London, looking after alternative investments for the organisation’s most wealthy clients. He has also had senior positions in corporate, investment and risk management roles.
Nick is a graduate of Cambridge University and London School of Business.
Jay is a seasoned executive with over thirty years of experience developing, managing, and leading world-class organizations. He has held senior positions at a Fortune 200 company, The Gas Company, Sempra Energy Corporation, and Constellation Energy Inc. During his career; Jay has been involved in more than USD 3 billion in transactions, including annual P&L responsibility for more than $300 million. In addition, Jay was a member of Governor Schwarzenegger’s trade delegation to Mexico in 2006. Mr. Purcell is a former United States Marine who received two meritorious promotions in his four-year enlistment. He received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in Pomona, California, having graduated with honors.
Ken is an experienced and qualified trader who oversees the trading of all fixed-income securities, hedging, syndication including product creation. Ken Provides the fundamental and technical strategies for overseeing the capital protection component of the portfolios and the High Yield Portfolio. Ken trades all fixed-income markets (corp, muni, CMO, MBS, CMBS, CLO, CDO, ABS markets including emerging markets. He also originates new issue bonds from Banks and Financial Companies and creates fixed-income products with equity components (single stock, baskets, or index).
Chris Hebert, LL.M.
Chris has over a decade of experience in banking, having developed an expertise in corporate finance, business valuation, M&A and international financial instruments. Previously, he had worked in the field of international commodity trading. Having travelled to over 50 countries, Chris brings in a wealth of global experience, and combines both his legal and financial knowledge to better assess international projects and opportunities. He is an Alumnus of the University of London, having graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE) in London, United Kingdom, and has also obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Trade Law from the ITCILO in Turin, Italy, a unique program of the UN, WTO and ICC.