London, 09 February 2022: Jerry Lees has today announced his retirement from Linear Investments, the custody execution and clearing provider, to pursue some of his personal goals in other areas including his long term connections in the arts. Jerry wished Paul Kelly every success at the helm of Linear going forward.
Linear, celebrating 12 years of trading this year, was formed when Jerry identified an opportunity to provide services to new and smaller firms who were not able to access the support to transact business they needed from larger prime brokers. Linear provided the solution, finding it’s place in the market early on where it has remained a constant for clients in the marketplace since inception. Strategic thinking and operational innovation from the leadership team helped Linear build its foundation as a trusted partner, a position it retains today.
Jerry has been a significant influence on the business over the past 10 years alongside his business partner Paul. Paul remains head of the leadership team and will continue to build on Linear’s success, fulfilling mid-market requirements by continuing to provide clearing, execution, and custody to a global client base. Linear’s unrivalled understanding of its client’s requirements forms the foundation for the business to continue to deliver the service that marks Linear as a differentiator from its competitors.