As the former head of European equities at Flemings and MD of JP Morgan Chase, Jeremy Evans is no slouch when it comes to trading. Now he’s put that expertise to good practice with Redburn partners, the independent stockbroker he founded in 2003. Co-founders Max Casini and Charlie Bridge themselves have impeccable CVs: the former head of Flemings European sales and MD of J P Morgan European Sales trading respectively. Redburn claims to be one of the largest independent pan-European institutional equities brokers, and sets great store by its independence, having no corporate shareholders, corporate clients or corporate finance department. It sees itself as “an alternative to the ‘bulge bracket’ investment bank”. Turnover has increased from £10.5m to £39.7m, while profit is a whopping £18.2m.