Straughen was able to use his varied and extensive experience as a corporate treasurer and project finance banker in the energy and natural resources areas to help optimise project and investment structures and financing.
He found the job challenging in ways very different from his past experience. Initially all he could see were “innumerable well-honed predicators, sleek and purposeful, threatening”. These were the advisors and people offering services. On the other side were the family offices
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