Carbon traders Redshaw Advisors expand European ops with new hires, partnership

London-based carbon trading and advisory firm Redshaw Advisors has made two new hires and agreed a partnership with a Belgian energy consultancy, effectively doubling its efforts as it makes a concerted push to expand its European activities.

The firm has hired recent graduate Ruben Ortiz Hernandez and communications specialist Pier-Giorgio Parrini as risk management consultants, focussing on building Redshaw Advisors’ European client base, especially in Mediterranean countries.

In addition, it has joined forces with Belgium-based energy advisors Optiment, which was founded by former GDF Suez (Engie) head of environmental markets Lieven Bloeyaert.

“Bloeyaert is responsible for our activities in the Benelux region, while we are able to offer his extensive experience in the REC (renewable energy certificate) markets to our clients,” said Louis Redshaw, founder of Redshaw Advisors.

The hires bring the two-year old firm’s London headcount to six.