His Excellency, Sir Patrick Bijou, is a Senior Banking Redemption Judge for the ICJ-ICC (International Court of Justice-International Criminal Court), UN Ambassador for World Peace, investment banker, fund manager, and celebrated author. He is a philanthropist with over three decades of experience in the financial markets and has worked with numerous prolific clients, including governments, banking institutions, and corporations.
Having completed his elementary education in London, Sir Patrick moved to the United States to complete his Honors in Business Studies and Masters in Economics & International Banking. Armed with a mantra of continuous self-improvement in his chosen field, he further obtained degrees from Southampton University, England, and the University of Hertfordshire, England, where he received his PhD in Economics and International Banking. In 2012, he submitted his thesis titled, Impact of Quantitative Easing Measures on Interest Rates, Financial Markets, and Economic Activity: A Case Study of USA to the Department of Finance and Commercial Law at the Haworth College of Business. His yearnings for self-improvement have resulted in various leadership roles, including trusted senior advisor for the INTERNATIONAL POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATION based in Hong Kong and a governorship role at the American University USA. He also obtained an honorary Doctorate in Literature and Divinity from the university.
From his humble beginnings with Wells Fargo Bank on wall street, Sir Patrick has come a long way; he has served as a fund manager and a remarkable bond, futures, and derivatives trader on the Deutsche trading floor. He was also appointed the principal architect on the MTN & Private Placement Desk and dealer function at Lloyds Bank PLC. His influence at Lloyd’s treasury, where he appreciably increased the portion of self-led deals from 4% to 32% in 2002, cannot be overemphasized.
Several corporate companies have also profited from his expertise. He has fashioned new credit structures to cater to SMEs in the public sector, clients across various financial products, and senior advisers to government and prime ministers. One of his notable accomplishments highlighting his wide range of expertise in venture capital and asset management includes implementing over $1.3 billion in funding for social housing in the Bahamas.
Adding to his list of innovations is the economic phenomenon of Contract for Difference (CFD) and leverage, a genuinely pioneering concept that today banks and trading institutions adopt. CFD has changed how trading is executed across capital markets by using clever leverage and notional funding ratios. He has also authored books and articles about CFD, offering his valuable expertise and knowledge on becoming wealthy by executing his asset management and wealth strategies. He was finally awarded his expertise and innovation by receiving the most prestigious awards from the Valley of the Stars Award, Wells Fargo, and Circle of Stars Award from Wells Fargo bank for his outstanding banking services.
His Excellency is also a coveted wealth manager owing to his Private Placement Trading platform at his trade desks at Credit Suisse Bank and DBS Bank. His influence and leadership roles cannot be overlooked as he is a Global Ambassador for the International Rights & Welfare Association (IRAWA) and Ambassador of the Royal Diplomatic Club. He was appointed Ambassador and member of the governing board of trustees and duly awarded the Human Excellency Award and the Academy of Universal Global Peace. Being the President of the International Banking Relations of the Commonwealth Entrepreneurs Club and on the board of trustees of NGOs and IGO’s speak volumes about his prowess in banking and social benevolence, respectively.
As someone who strives for excellence, Sir Patrick believes that learning equals growing. One of his philosophies in life is that “Every day is an opportunity to make the world a better place.” His teaching methodology of utilizing creative thinking and innovative strategies to become an expert in wealth creation and investment policies has aided companies in mastering their businesses.
He is a firm believer in keeping the right relationships. He believes that everything in life is attainable if you believe in yourself and have the necessary tools. He has built professional relationships with many influential people based on transparency and integrity concerning his core belief. An author of over twenty-one books, Sir Patrick retains a rare sense of innovation and adaptability that helps him stay on top of changing trends.
Not willing to be confined to a specific field or area in his life and career, he has also developed his business management skills, writing, ethics, corporate and judicial governance to support a better world and leave a lasting legacy.
In 2018, His Excellency was knighted by the authority of the sovereign rulers of China and the Knight Templar for his services to global banking and his charitable works. He also accepted an invitation by the United Nations to take up the role of Senior Redemption Judge of the ICJ-ICC offices for Global Redemption and Settlement and is currently a senior Judge of the ICJ/ICC. He oversees the redemption of Historical Assets, Funds, Bonds, and Bank Securities together with his role as Ambassador and Diplomat for the World Peace Tracts and his work as Fund Manager for LWP Capital LLC.
He loves to volunteer and willingly fundraises for different organizations during his leisure. He is directly involved and a patron to many charities and is especially proactive in raising funds for the Cancer Support Community and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charity. Above all, he runs the famous NGO World Peace Tracts in giving to deprived communities in the face of political conflict and war.