Ian Hannam is an investment banker and expert in capital markets. He has worked on nearly 300 transactions and book-running deals in more than 40 different countries in a career spanning 30 years. He helped build the capital markets businesses at Salomon Brothers and then JP Morgan and since 1997 has advised on the listing of 12 large companies in London, six of which joined the FTSE 100 index. In April 2012 he said he was resigning from his position as global chairman of J.P. Morgan Capital Markets in order to appeal a decision notice from the FSA. Ian left JPMorgan in September 2012.

Work History

April 2013 - FCA confirms Ian Hannam’s CF30 registration to work as a financial and corporate advisor
January 2013 - The London Business School appoints Ian Hannam as Governor
January 2013 - Centar, a company established by Ian Hannam to invest in the Afghanistan minerals sector, awarded preferred bidder status in official auction for six copper and gold exploration licences via its subsidiary Afghan Gold & Minerals
December 2012 - Ian Hannam acquires controlling interest in Strand Partners, an FSA registered advisory firm

1992-2012     JPMorgan

-        1992-2000      Robert Fleming & Co
-        2000-2005      JPMorgan Chase
-        2005-2010      JP Morgan Cazenove
-        2010-2012     JPMorgan Chase

1984-1992            Salomon Brothers International, New York and London

1977-1982            Taylor Woodrow, engineer and project manager in London, Nigeria and Oman

Education and professional qualifications

London Business School, London University, 1982-1984, MBA, MSc (Econ)

Chartered Civil Engineer, 1982 (MICE, CEngl, FEANI)

Imperial College, 1973-1977 BSc (Eng), ACGI

St Mary’s and St Joseph’s comprehensive school, Sidcup, 1967 -1973


Former Captain in the Territorial Army (20-year service)

Member of the Royal Canoe Club

Competed in the 126-mile Devizes–Westminster Canoe Race in 23hrs and 29mins, coming 2nd and winning the Armed Forces Trophy

Married with three children

Date of birth: 29/3/56

Philanthropic activities

Funded the 1992 Reserve Forces Expedition to Everest and established the Ulysses Trust to support Reserve Forces members on outward bound expeditions (the patron is HRH Prince Charles)