Oasis Advisory Council

It is important that we ensure our continued ability to anticipate and navigate the most important legal, regulatory, and business challenges facing our business — including reputational, regulatory, strategic, compliance, and corporate governance issues — and that we adapt our policies, procedures, and conduct in accordance with the best practices within the investment industry.

The Oasis Advisory Council comprises outside advisors representing a diverse group of industry experts and considers these issues in order to provide Oasis with advice and counsel regarding Oasis’s activities related to managing capital and conducting its businesses in a dynamic and multi-jurisdictional legal, regulatory, and business environment.

The Council provides an invaluable resource for Oasis management to leverage as it navigates a wide array of regulatory, corporate governance, and legal regimes to effectively manage the concomitant risks.

Council Members

Martin Wheatley

Mr. Wheatley was the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) from its establishment in April 2013. He joined the previous body, the Financial Services Authority (FSA), in 2011, to establish the new regulator. Prior to that he was CEO of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong from 2005 to 2011. During his career Mr. Wheatley has overseen many important developments in financial services. He was the author of the ‘Wheatley Review’ of LIBOR and made a series of proposals for its restructuring following the LIBOR rate fixing scandal. He subsequently developed standards for the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) to apply to all important finically benchmarks. He established, also for IOSCO where he was an Executive and Technical committee member, the global standard for the regulation of short selling and chaired the Task Force on short selling. Prior to his role as a regulator, Mr. Wheatley was the Deputy CEO of the London Stock Exchange and directed the development of electronic trading. He has a degree in English and Philosophy from York University and an MBA from CASS Business School. Mr. Wheatley lives in London.

Masaharu Hino

Mr. Hino is the Chairman of the Financial Instruments Mediation Assistance Center, an ADR institution for financial instrument firms in Japan, having previously served as Commissioner of the Japan Financial Services Agency (FSA) and the Superintending Prosecutor of the Nagoya High Public Prosecutors Office, among other roles. Previous roles also include serving as Chief of Asian United Nations Far Eastern Crime Prevention Training Institute since March 1984; Assistant Director General of The Minister of Justice Secretariat (In-charge, Criminal Affairs Bureau); Head of Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office, Public Security Department; Chief of Research and Training Institute, Ministry of Justice; and Superintending Prosecutor of Sendai High Public Prosecutor’s Office. He has been registered as an Attorney at Law and a member of the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association since February 2001. Mr. Hino serves as an outside director of several Japanese public companies including Japan Post Insurance Co. Ltd. and has served as an outside director of Fujita Corp. and as an Outside Statutory Auditor of Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited, Seven Bank Ltd, and Toyo Kanetsu Kabushiki Kaisha. Mr. Hino lives in Tokyo, Japan.

Philip Tye

Mr. Tye is a director of HFL Advisors Limited, a company which provides independent director and strategic advisory services to hedge funds. Mr. Tye is also the Chairman of Hong Kong Chapter and Member of Global Council, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). He has served on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEx) Listing Committee since July 2014, and currently serves as an independent director for various hedge funds and hedge fund management companies and was previously a Founding Partner and Managing Director of DragonBack Capital Limited. He is a Senior Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. Mr. Tye is a member of the SFC (HKEC Listing) Committee. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Tye graduated from the University of Essex with a degree in biological sciences. Mr. Tye lives in Hong Kong.

Council Alumni

James Shipton

Mr. Shipton was appointed chairman of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) effective February 2018. Prior to leading ASIC, Mr. Shipton was the executive director of the Program on International Financial Systems at Harvard Law School. Prior to joining Harvard, Mr. Shipton was a commission member at the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) with responsibility for its Intermediaries (Supervision & Licensing) Division. Previously he was a managing director at Goldman Sachs as head of government & regulatory affairs in Asia Pacific. Prior to Goldman, Mr. Shipton ran the hedge fund consultancy business of Eurekahedge in Singapore and was a cofounder of Compliance Asia. Mr. Shipton has served on the executive committees of various financial industry bodies in Asia, including the Asian Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) as a vice-chairman, the Alternative Investment Management Association’s (AIMA) Hong Kong & China Chapter as deputy chairman and the Hong Kong Treasury Markets Association. In addition, he served on the business advisory councils of the United Nations Economics and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. Mr. Shipton earned a B.A. in Asian politics, history and economics from Melbourne University and an LLB (Honors) from Monash University. He undertook postgraduate studies in Asian law at Hong Kong University and was a fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program on International Financial Systems. Mr. Shipton is qualified to practice law in Australia, Hong Kong and England.