Joined WRM Group in London in September 2016 from Itau, where he served as Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel for five years including a key role, as sole UK counsel, in the successful establishment of the Itau Group’s European investment and wholesale bank in 2013. He also had responsibility for distribution and derivatives negotiations and for leading Itau’s implementation of EMIR globally. Benjamin began his legal career in 1999 at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. As a Senior Associate in the Banking & Capital Markets Team, with expertise in syndicated lending, derivatives and structured finance, he was seconded to The Royal Bank of Scotland (Global Banking Markets) and Lloyds (Debt Capital Markets). He then joined Goldman Sachs in 2007 where for four years he had responsibility for the derivatives area at GSAM, including a significant role during the Lehman crisis, and was in-house counsel for Goldman Sachs Funds plc. Benjamin graduated at University College London and obtained his postgraduate diploma in law from The College of Law, London.