Copper Street Capital

An Alternative Investment Firm

Established in 2015, Copper Street Capital LLP (“Copper Street”) is an alternative investment firm focused on capturing thematic value-driven opportunities within the financial services sector. The Copper Street team brings deep industry knowledge with a breadth of execution – aiming to identify absolute and relative value opportunities across capital structures as well as investing in longer-term strategic deals in the sector.

Copper Street is authorised and regulated by the FCA, registered as an Exempt Reporting Adviser with the SEC, and is based in the UK.


Our Edge

Copper Street is exclusively focused on financial services and invests across public and private markets. Doing both of these together in one firm is quite unique. We believe that we have a competitive advantage from having an active engagement in the markets as well as an extensive network which allows us to identify strategic opportunities.

Our leadership team has had extensive experience building and running businesses successfully at tier 1 financial institutions. Finally, we seek to align interests and to build long term partnerships with our investors.

We believe the combination of active engagement in both public and private markets enables Copper Street Capital to outperform.

Our Investment Approach

We believe there are many forces shaping the transformation of the financial services industry, from regulatory to macro-economic events. These forces have created both tactical and strategic opportunities in the sector and we have created Copper Street to invest in those opportunities.

The fund will be overwhelmingly invested in public securities, taking advantage of recapitalizations and discrepancies that are created across the entire capital structure. We will also use our presence in the market and our extensive network to identify strategic situations where we can bring our operational expertise to bear as a means of creating long term value.

Public Markets

Pricing inconsistencies across the capital structure that shift over time, creating absolute and relative value opportunities

Short term dislocations as markets evolve and regulatory directives are clarified

Special situations with higher risk return profile

Opportunities created by geopolitical events potentially impacting the financial services sector

Private Markets

Longer term, private deals, with a focus on European financial companies

Significant positions in businesses that represent opportunities to build long term value through active engagement with stakeholders

Co-investment opportunities for investors

Latest News

European banks need cost-cutting not cross-border M&A

In an article published in the Financial Times on 15 November 2020, Jerry del Missier explains why he thinks European banks need to cut costs rather than enter into cross border deals. It is Jerry’s belief that “we require consolidation not across borders or between bloated giants, but domestically to reduce fragmentation and eliminate the subscale […]

Our Team

Copper Street Capital has an experienced leadership team and an established operational infrastructure. The combined team has a deep understanding of the financial services industry and an extensive industry network.

Jerry Del Missier Jerry Del Missier Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer
Jerry Del Missier Jerry Del Missier Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer

Jerry del Missier founded Copper Street Capital in July 2015. Mr. del Missier is responsible for overseeing all investment activities within the firm and setting the firm’s strategic direction. He has extensive experience in the financial services industry including business acquisition, growth, restructuring and reengineering. Prior to founding Copper Street, Mr. del Missier was Co-Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank and subsequently, Chief Operating Officer for Barclays Bank Plc (1997-2012). During his time at Barclays he held various executive leadership positions and he played a key leadership role in the acquisition and integration of Lehman Brothers and the post-crisis restructuring of the bank. Previously, Mr. del Missier was a Senior Managing Director of Derivative Products for Bankers Trust (1988-1997). Mr. del Missier started his career at Scotiabank (1987-1988) in Toronto. Mr. del Missier holds an MBA from Queens University (1987) and a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Queens University (1985).

Justin Bull Justin Bull Chief Operating Officer, Partner
Justin Bull Justin Bull Chief Operating Officer, Partner

Justin Bull joined Copper Street Capital as a Senior Advisor in 2015, and became Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and a Partner in September 2016. As COO, Mr. Bull is responsible for managing Copper Street’s business functions and covering all non-investment activities within the firm. Prior to Copper Street, Mr. Bull was Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff for Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank (1997-2015). During his tenure at Barclays (1993-2015), Mr. Bull held a number of senior leadership positions across investment banking. He brings expertise in building robust infrastructure and governance frameworks. Prior to Barclays, Mr. Bull was Director of European Futures Sales at Morgan Stanley (1993-1997). Mr. Bull holds an MBA from London Guildhall University (1993) and a BSc in Biology and Psychology from St. Mary’s College (1985).

Contact Us

Ground Floor, East Wing,
7 Curzon Street, London, W1J 5HG
+44 (0) 203 824 1500