Across our capabilities, we partner with institutional and corporate clients of all sizes, independent advisors and highly affluent individuals to identify and focus on their investment objectives. Our team has seven decades of experience, which we’ve used to build a platform that combines global investment banking and advisory, a full-service institutional brokerage and responsive investment advisor services.
This is a unique mix of capabilities and expertise, and it allows us to optimize straightforward requests, while also solving for those that are complex. Working with clients and our network of colleagues around the world—with elbow grease and camaraderie—is how we do our best work. Dinosaur’s open-minded approach inspires deal-making creativity and is the key to our success in familiar and frontier markets. We start from yes. Our commitment to every client is to find a way forward.
Our aim is to bring together the ethos of investment banks with leading-edge technology, international networks and personal relationships. By combining these elements, we have created an innovative, constantly-evolving environment which is focused on solving our clients’ financial challenges. Fully regulated by the FCA, the SEC and FINRA, we offer creative, innovative solutions, tailored to your requirements, no matter what size you are or where you are based.
Dinosaur is committed to providing an unparalleled service to our private clients. Our reach enables us to service high-net-worth individuals around the globe and allows us to find opportunities that are not generally available to private investors. Our private wealth managers know that providing an outstanding service requires strong working relationships which are built on trust, and based on understand and meeting every client’s needs
Whether executing sensitive transactions or giving access to capital markets, we focus on providing an exceptional level of support to our corporate clients, serving them diligently both in quiet and volatile markets.We work closely with corporate clients around the world, supporting them with both vanilla and complex domestic and cross-border transactions.Our Investment Banking Group offers access to a range of services from mergers and acquisitions advisory to providing due diligence and opinions for corporate clients.
As large banks are de-risking they require that FFIs provide bigger balance sheets, greater compensating balances and much bigger minimum fees, while providing fewer (or lower level of) services.
Dinosaur can help with this: as a merchant bank we can provide many of the services previously provided by the top-tier banks, from letters of credit to payments.
Dinosaur provides the most comprehensive and cost-effective access to the US and EU markets to FFIs. We have outstanding coverage and support in these markets. In the US our service is supplied in accordance with US SEC rule 15a6.
Dinosaur is committed to providing an unparalleled service to our private clients. Our reach enables us to service high-net-worth individuals around the globe and allows us to find opportunities that are not generally available to private investors.Our private wealth managers know that providing an outstanding service requires strong working relationships which are built on trust, and based on understand and meeting every client’s needs
We encourage our people to bring their ideas forward and develop them within our close-knit team. The expertise, experience and diversity of our professionals means that we can quickly assess whether ideas are viable and can bring genuine value to our clients.
We also keep a steady focus on how technology is evolving, not indulging in the next big thing, but making sure that we offer a range of secure, robust tools and services that suit clients of all sizes, whether they are based in the capital cities or further afield.
We are agile, innovative and have a global reach and a strong commitment to the success of our clients and employees. We believe that this makes Dinosaur a great place to do business and a great place to work.
Managing Director, Emerging Markets
Leo Kestleman joined Dinosaur in 2001 as Managing Director of Emerging Market Fixed Income Sales and Trading. Prior to this, Leo was founder and CEO of SGGK DTVM with offices in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—a major provider of liquidity in the Brazilian inter-dealer fixed income market. His tenure spanned from 1990 through 2000. Leo is a wine enthusiast and is fluent in multiple languages.
Part of our 2001 founding team, Steven Roseman advises capital markets and is portfolio manager for Dinosaur’s wealth management. Prior to this, Steve spent more than two decades in institutional derivatives trading at Bierbaum-Martin Securities and Garvin Guy Butler Corp. In these roles, he helped to establish interbank interest rate swap trading during multi-year tenures in London and Tokyo. A former graduate fellow in mathematics at Fordham University Graduate School of Business, MBA, he continues to be involved in Fordham alumni activities.
Senior Vice President, Institutional Trading
Bob Feeney manages Dinosaur’s institutional trading activities in the New York headquarters. A 40-year veteran of the U.S. Treasury market, he is an expert in the interdealer market for U.S. Treasury bonds. Bob spent 30 years of his career with Cantor Fitzgerald. In addition to his deep experience in the financial world, Bob has been a basketball coach at the high school and college levels.
Elliot is committed to building and continually improving Dinosaur Group’s global equity trading capabilities. Throughout his career, he has researched and adopted the high-end institutional platforms that have enabled Dinosaur to successfully manage deals and transactions around the world. As a close advisor to the CEO and founder, he works with the management team to position Dinosaur Group for the future.
Elliot earned a BA in history from Kenyon College in 2005. He holds series 4, 7, 24, 55, 63 and 99 licenses. He is an avid cook, and a theater and film enthusiast.
CFA/CAO and Comptroller
Venisha Frith graduated from City College of New York (magna cum laude) and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Venisha obtained her MBA while working at Dinosaur where she has spent her entire professional career. Venisha is a highly respected member of the executive management team of the company and has been instrumental in building its financial infrastructure. As the Financial and Operations Principal, she oversees all financial and administrative functions.
Managing Director, Fixed Income
Javier began his career in Foreign Exchange with Exco/Noonan Astley Pearce in 1982. Soon after, he joined Nippon Credit Bank and rose to become their chief currency trader. Glenn and Javier first met at Cantor Fitzgerald in 1992 where Javier was Managing Director in charge of all Foreign Exchange. Glenn and Javier worked very closely during those years and helped grow Cantor to become a global forex powerhouse. Before joining Dinosaur, Javier worked as a Managing Director at Refco where he was also involved in forex, specializing in Latin American markets. Javier has been with Dinosaur since 2003 and has been instrumental in growing our institutional trading capabilities. Javier and his family are very involved in their community and church activities.
CEO and Founder
Formerly a Director and Chief Financial Officer of Tullett & Riley, Glenn has spent 30 years running the operations of Wall Street firms. After nearly two decades with Tullett and its successors, he joined Cantor Fitzgerald in 1991 as a Senior Managing Director and an Executive Vice President, heading international operations, which included all of Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. Sensing an opportunity for a new kind of investment bank, he formed Dinosaur Securities in 2001.
He graduated from Union College (magna cum laude) and from Columbia University '74 (MBA).