About
Us

A Vision without a Task is but a dream.
A Task without a Vision is drudgery.  
A Vision and a Task are the hope of the world.

Our experienced team carry out extensive market research and vetting processes to provide the expertise you need. With decades of experience, we work only with the best, which is why the products we offer are insured with profits generated from a line of credit into a trade programme. All products benefit from an FCA trustee where funds are not touched.

"I started working with OPES in the latter part of 2019.  Since day one, administration and follow up has been very quick and efficient.  There is a good team in place to answer all questions which has been useful for me as some of the product structures are new to me. The application process is straight forward with minimal paperwork.  The products offer some interesting opportunities in the current environment."
“I cannot rate the team at Opes Distribution highly enough. They are very professional,respond to queries in a very efficient and timely manner and generally assist you in concluding the deal.”

Meet the team

Jim cook

CEO & director - Europe & far east

Headed up by James Cook, the team has well over 60 years of experience within the financial arena. Throughout his successful career, James has worked alongside some of the leading DFMs, Investment Bankers and Financial Gurus whilst building up a reputation as an industry expert.

David Cook

director- North & latin America

David leads with outreaching to offshore Wealth Managers & Financial Advisors, he brings a proven track record in the financial sector

Stefan cooke

Head of global operations

Stefan has over a decade of experience in the Financial sector, working at a well known international bank prior to joining Opes Distribution as Head of Global Operations and is also an avid aviation fanatic, previously working at several airline providers in his early career.

Kevin Barton

development director - cambodia & singapore

Working both as a fully regulated adviser and a distributor of financial products to advisers, Kevin has many years of experience within this sector and fully understands an advisers' needs.  He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments  and the Chartered Insurance Institute. Kevin loves to keep fit when he isn’t spending time with his family of four. 

paula taylor

Introducer Manager

With decades of experience in the Financial sector, including spending 4 years at a Independent Financial Advisors, Paula now fulfills the role of Introducer Manager at Opes Distribution and enjoys spending the majority of her free time with family.

Elliot dixon

Development director– mexico, panama & Costa rica

25 years experience in the financial services sectorincluding Fund Management, Stockbroking and currently Independent Wealth Management.  Currently located in Lat Am having worked in UK, Europe and North America.  Avid rugby fan but no longer able to play!

Neil Crossland

development director - AUSTRALIA

Neil boasts over 3 decades in the Financial Sector providing practical advice to savvy individuals, companies and regulated financial intermediaries.
Neil currently resides in Southeast Asia having lived in the UK, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman. Outside of work, Neil spends his time training in martial arts, where he holds the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt in Korean TaeKwon-Do.

Stephen Guess

development director - vietnam, thailand & laos

Working as an adviser covering SE Asia, based in Vietnam, and with some 40 years’ experience in the industry, Stephen understands the needs of both clients and advisers. He is also a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Outside of family life, he is a keen golfer.