Aalok Sathe
Artemis Fund Managers

Aalok is a quantitative analyst in Artemis’ SmartGARP equities team. He has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in management from University College London. From 2011, he worked as a quantitative analyst at Hinde Capital, developing and managing a number of factor-driven investment strategies. Before joining Artemis, meanwhile, he worked as a quantitative analyst for Aviva Investors, where he helped to integrate ESG factors in their stock-screening process. Aalok joined Artemis in 2021.

Alex Bibani
Senior Portfolio Manager
Allianz Global Investors

Alex is a Senior Portfolio Manager with Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI), which he joined in 2022. He is part of the Global Sustainability / SRI Equity team and co-portfolio manager of the Allianz Global Sustainability strategy. Prior to joining AllianzGI, Alex was a fund manager with Sarasin & Partners in London where he managed a selection of thematically and sustainability-focused global equity funds. He also worked as an equity analyst at IFM Investors in Sydney for three years, and Ratio Asset Management in London for five years.

Chris Hiorns
Head of Multi-Asset and European Equities
EdenTree Investment Management

Chris Hiorns joined EdenTree in 1996 as a Graduate Trainee and Investment Analyst, and has been running responsible and sustainable money since 2008. Chris is EdenTree’s Head of Multi-Asset and European Equities and is the lead Fund Manager on multiple EdenTree strategies including the EdenTree Responsible and Sustainable European Equity Fund and the Multi-Asset range of funds. Chris holds an MSc in Economics from University College London and is a CFA Charterholder.

Chris Smith
Polar Capital

Chris Smith is co-manager of the Japan Value fund. He joined Polar Capital in January 2012 as a Japanese equity analyst, prior to which, Chris gained five years’ experience working in accountancy. He holds a BSc (1st Class Hons) in applied accounting and is a chartered certified accountant and a CFA charter holder.

David Winborne
Senior Portfolio Manager
Impax Asset Management

David is a co-Portfolio Manager of the Impax Leaders, Global Opportunities and US Environmental Leaders strategies. David has been part of the Impax Asset Management team since 2015 and has responsibility for global research, specialising in energy efficiency and pollution control in environmental markets sub-sectors. Prior to Impax, David was part of the in-house asset management team at Tesco Pension Investment where he had joint responsibility for the global equities investment platform. David also worked at Sarasin & Partners as part of the team that worked on its flagship thematic global equity fund. David began his career as a graduate equity research analyst at Insight Investment. David has a bachelor’s degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Bath.

David Mitchinson
Portfolio Manager
Zennor Asset Management (Spring Capital)

David has over 20 years investment experience. He started his career with Framlington where he ran the Japan Fund. He then moved to Tokyo with JP Morgan where he spent many years. He moved to ADIA in 2013, and eventually returned to the UK with TT International in 2016. He joined Zennor in 2020. He graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Economics. David is a CFA Charter holder.

Dijana Jelic
Product Specialist, RBC Emerging Markets Equity
RBC BlueBay Asset Management

Dijana is a product specialist on the Emerging Markets Equity team at RBC GAM. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, she had worked as a vice president at an international bank, where she spent six years in the managed investments and investment marketing businesses, focusing on the positioning of investment capabilities and thought leadership. Dijana began her career in the investment advisory in 2011.

Giles Money
CIO Global Sustainability / SRI Equity
Allianz Global Investors

Giles is the CIO Global Sustainability / SRI Equity and co-portfolio manager of the Allianz Global Sustainability strategy at Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI). He has over 18 years of experience in investment, with a strong focus on sustainability having managed global stewardship funds since 2005 and having launched a global climate change fund in 2007. Prior to joining AllianzGI in August 2023, Giles managed the flagship Global Sustainable Equity and Global Sustainable Thematic strategies at Safra Sarasin Asset Management & Sarasin and Partners. Prior to joining Sarasin in 2016, he held fund management roles at Pimco Europe, Schroders and F&C Asset Management.

Habib Subjally
Head of Global Equities, RBC Global Equity
RBC BlueBay Asset Management

Habib is a senior portfolio manager and head of Global Equities at RBC Global Asset Management, where he leads a team of 11 global sector specialists. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Habib had worked as head of Global Equities, head of Small & Mid Cap Research, and head of North American and Global Equities Research for a number of global asset management firms. He started his career in the investment industry in 1994. Habib holds a Bachelor of Science from the London School of Economics. He is also an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals and a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Harry Eastwood
Product Specialist
Artemis Fund Managers

Harry is a Product Specialist focusing on Artemis’ US equity and SmartGARP strategies. He was previously a member of Artemis’ Distribution team looking after strategic partners. Harry began his career working for a boutique wealth manager that focused on US individuals living in the UK. He graduated from the University of Bristol where he read History and he is a CFA charterholder.

Jeremy Smith
Co-Head of UK Equities
Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Jeremy Smith is Co-Head of UK Equities and a portfolio manager at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, having joined the company in 2015. He manages the CT UK Growth & Income Fund, CT UK Equity Income Fund and the CT UK Equity Alpha Income Fund. Jeremy is also Head of UK Equity Research and has research responsibility for the oil services and support services sectors. Jeremy has over 20 years of experience and has held various roles in the asset management industry including Head of UK Equities at Neptune Investment Management and Director in the UK large cap team at Schroders. During his tenure at Neptune and Schroders, he worked as a portfolio manager with responsibility for a range of UK equity portfolios, as well as an analyst specialising in the oil & gas and chemicals sectors. Jeremy holds a BA (Hons) in History and is also a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA).

Jonas Edholm
Lead Portfolio Manager

Jonas is a Senior Partner and lead Portfolio Manager of SKAGEN Focus. He joined SKAGEN to run the fund in 2015 and was previously a Portfolio Manager at Labrusca Family Office and Lundbark & Co in Sweden and a lead Portfolio Manager at LF Capital in New York. Jonas started his career working in risk management for Wasa Asset Management and then as a derivatives trader at Länsförsäkringar Asset Management in Stockholm. Jonas received a master’s in economics from Uppsala University.

Josh McCathie
Fund Manager
Downing Fund Managers

Josh McCathie joined Downing in 2018 as an analyst and co-manager of the VT Downing Small & Mid-Cap Income Fund. He took over as lead manager in April 2021. Josh has over 8 years' experience in the industry that has been focused on UK equities. Prior to Downing he was at BRI Wealth Management focusing on UK equity research. Josh is a CFA charterholder, CISI Level 7 Chartered Wealth Manager (MSCI) and holds the IMC.

Mark Denham
Head of Equities, Fund Manager

Mark Denham is a Fund Manager and Head of Equities. He joined Carmignac in June 2016, from Aviva Investors where he was a Fund Manager and Head of Pan-European Equities. Prior to joining Aviva Investors in 2003, Mark occupied roles of Director of European Equities at Insight Investment and Fund Manager at National Mutual Life. He graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Natural Sciences and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Mathematics.

Matthew Tillett
Fund Manager, Premier Miton Opportunities Fund, Premier Miton UK Focus Fund, Premier Miton UK Value Opportunities Fund
Premier Miton Investors

Matthew Tillett joined Premier Miton in October 2022 and became manager of the Premier Miton UK Value Opportunities Fund on 1 November 2022. Matthew began his investment career in 2006 at Allianz Global investors. During his time at Allianz, Matthew was lead manager for the Allianz UK Opportunities Fund from late 2010 until July 2022. Matthew also managed the Brunner Investment 8 Trust from 2016 until July 2022, initially as deputy manager, before becoming lead manager in May 2020. Matthew is a CFA Charterholder.

Niall Gallagher
Investment Director
GAM Investments

Niall Gallagher is responsible for the management of European Equity funds.

Nick Payne
Investment Manager, Global Emerging Market Equities
Jupiter Asset Management

Nick Payne joined Merian Global Investors (now Jupiter) in June 2017 as head of global emerging markets. He previously worked at Nomura Asset Management from 2014. In 2015 he was appointed head of emerging and frontier equities at Nomura, as well as taking on lead management responsibilities on the Nomura Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund. Nick started his career as a graduate trainee at Kleinwort Benson in 1996, where he went on to become an analyst, then portfolio manager in the emerging markets team. In 1999 he joined Rexiter Capital Management as director, head of Latin America. He has over 25 years’ experience in emerging and frontier market equity management. Nick is an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP) the UK designate of the CFA.

Niko De Walden
Fund Manager

Niko is the manager of the Global Income Fund, co-manager of the UK Dividend Growth Fund and deputy manager of the UK Equity Income Fund. He joined RLAM in 2014 as an equity analyst. He was previously a graduate trainee at Henderson Global Investors, working principally in Performance Analysis. Niko has a degree in Classics from Oxford University and is a CFA charterholder.

Richard Carlyle
Equity Investment Director & Portfolio Strategy Manager
Capital Group

Richard Carlyle is an equity investment director and portfolio strategy manager at Capital Group. He has 42 years of investment industry experience and has been with Capital Group for 18 years. Prior to joining Capital, he was head of equities for Henderson Investors. Before that, he was a fund manager for Morgan Grenfell Asset Management, a pension fund manager for British Petroleum, and an analyst for Equity & Law Life Assurance Society. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with honors from Leicester University.