John G Andrews
John’s career spans over thirty years with substantial international experience having been based in the United States, Asia and Europe. John’s particular expertise lies in all aspects of financial communications, market interaction and advising management teams on being public, which reflects his two decade plus experience as Head of Investor Relations for some of the largest global financial institutions including Morgan Stanley (1995-1999), Goldman Sachs (1999-2007), Citadel (2007-2008), Citigroup (2009-2013) and Deutsche Bank (2013-2018).
In this role, John has been at the intersection of financial market and media communications, crisis management, strategic planning, restructuring, performance management and transaction execution in one of the most complex and global industries.
He served as the key bridge between his companies and the market, giving assessments of the company’s strategy and performance while providing the market a credible financial and strategic narrative.
John advised and worked closely with the most senior management, including 8 bank CEOs, across extraordinary tumultuous periods that spanned major mergers, high profile IPOs, numerous bubbles, busts and crises including the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath.
He also advised clients on how to build and enhance their investor relations and communications practices and infrastructure.
John was born in the UK but raised in Australia and the US. He has dual UK and US nationality. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Licenciatura, magna cum laude, in Economics and Inter-American Studies from the University of the Pacific. He also holds a Master in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is married with three children.
Originally from Belgium, Sandra started her international career at Deutsche Bank in London in 1999 as part of the Capital Markets – Acquisition Financing team focused on UK Utilities. In 2000, she moved to Boston to work for Adams, Harkness & Hill (now Canaccord Genuity) in the Investment Banking division where she rotated across the Software, IT Services and Specialty Consumer groups. While there, she worked with senior bankers on projects ranging from M&A, capital raises, fairness opinions and pitches.
In 2002, Sandra moved to Zurich, Switzerland where she joined UBS Wealth Management’s Equities Research team, assuming sole coverage responsibility for US Large Cap Financials and Canadian Banks. In this role, she followed over 30 companies, performing fundamental analysis, issuing stock recommendations, writing research reports for and giving regular presentations to UBS’s portfolio managers, financial advisers and private clients around the world.
During her time at UBS, Sandra regularly met with her companies’ senior management and business heads, attended investor conferences and investor days, read hundreds of 10K’s and 10Q’s, company presentation decks, earnings and press releases and talked to multiple IR heads and team members. All this gave her valuable insights into which type of disclosures matter to investors, what drives stock prices, what makes different investor events successful and useful, what makes senior management stand out in both positive and negative ways and what makes IR teams effective and credible. In 2006, UBS transferred her from Zurich to NY where she continued covering US Financials and Canadian Banks, adding Credit Research of those sectors to her list of responsibilities.
In 2009, Sandra left UBS for Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s institutional business where she joined the Equities Research team, focusing on US Universal Banks and Brokers. In that position, she wrote in-depth reports on the sector and individual companies, spoke to large institutional investors across investment styles and attended conferences, investor days and senior management meetings of companies under coverage.
Thus, Sandra’s career exposed her to investment banking, buy-side and sell-side research across business and stock market cycles and to 2 of the largest and most complex sectors in the S&P (Tech and Financials).
Sandra holds an M.Sc in International Accounting & Finance from The London School of Economics and Political Science (1999) and a B.A in International Affairs and Economics (Magna Cum Laude) from Vesalius College in Brussels (part of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel), 1997.
Based in the Bay Area, Sandra is married and has 2 children. In her free time, she enjoys running (daily half marathons in the early mornings), swimming and traveling. She is fluent in English, French and Dutch and speaks Hebrew and German proficiently.