Our People

UK DISTRIBUTION TEAM

Alfie Hayes

Sales Manager, Greater London

Alfie Hayes

Sales Manager, Greater London

Contact Alfie on 
020 7399 0847

Alfie is Sales Manager for Greater London working alongside our Team in London as well as Andy Austin and Peter Hooker in the East of England.  He is a key point of contact for IFAs, brokers and DFM clients.  

Before joining Rathbones in 2016, Alfie worked as a broker at BGC for 4 years and spent a year at Franklin Templeton on the Sales Desk.

Alfie holds a BA (Hons) Politics degree from the University of Leeds.

Contact Alfie on 
020 7399 0847

Alfie is Sales Manager for Greater London working alongside our Team in London as well as Andy Austin and Peter Hooker in the East of England.  He is a key point of contact for IFAs, brokers and DFM clients.  

Before joining Rathbones in 2016, Alfie worked as a broker at BGC for 4 years and spent a year at Franklin Templeton on the Sales Desk.

Alfie holds a BA (Hons) Politics degree from the University of Leeds.

Andrew Austin

Associate sales director, East of England

Andrew Austin

Associate sales director, East of England

Contact Andrew on
07795 390 635

Andy is an Associate Sales Director at Rathbones, responsible for the East. He joined Rathbones in September 2014, having spent over 2 years as a Senior Client Relationship Manager for Schroders. Andy brings over 10 years’ sales’ experience, having also worked at M&G in a variety of client-focused roles.

Contact Andrew on
07795 390 635

Andy is an Associate Sales Director at Rathbones, responsible for the East. He joined Rathbones in September 2014, having spent over 2 years as a Senior Client Relationship Manager for Schroders. Andy brings over 10 years’ sales’ experience, having also worked at M&G in a variety of client-focused roles.

Arron Silk

Associate sales director, South of England

Arron Silk

Associate sales director, South of England

Contact Arron on
07901 632105

Arron is the Associate Sales Director at Rathbones, responsible for the South of England. He joined Rathbones in July 2018, having spent over 3 years as a Regional Sales Manager for Liontrust. Arron brings over 12 years’ industry experience, having also worked at Kames Capital and Transact in a variety of client-focused roles.

Contact Arron on
07901 632105

Arron is the Associate Sales Director at Rathbones, responsible for the South of England. He joined Rathbones in July 2018, having spent over 3 years as a Regional Sales Manager for Liontrust. Arron brings over 12 years’ industry experience, having also worked at Kames Capital and Transact in a variety of client-focused roles.

Ben Johnson

Head of regional sales (UK)

Ben Johnson

Head of regional sales (UK)

Contact Ben on
07825 122 241

Ben is the Head of Regional Sales (UK),  with responsibility for the Rathbones distribution team covering intermediaries in the UK & Ireland. Ben joined the business in 2013 as a Regional Sales Director, responsible for client relationships and strategy within the South West, Channel Islands, Midlands and Wales. Prior to joining Rathbones, Ben was a regional sales manager at AXA Investment Managers covering a similar geographical region mainly focused on the IFA marketplace.

Contact Ben on
07825 122 241

Ben is the Head of Regional Sales (UK),  with responsibility for the Rathbones distribution team covering intermediaries in the UK & Ireland. Ben joined the business in 2013 as a Regional Sales Director, responsible for client relationships and strategy within the South West, Channel Islands, Midlands and Wales. Prior to joining Rathbones, Ben was a regional sales manager at AXA Investment Managers covering a similar geographical region mainly focused on the IFA marketplace.

Brian McLaughlin

Associate sales director, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Brian McLaughlin

Associate sales director, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Contact Brian on
07795 828 800

Brian is Associate Sales Director for Scotland & Northern Ireland. He is responsible for growing the Rathbone footprint in the area via deeper relationships with the Financial Adviser community as well as Discretionary Fund Managers. He joined Rathbones in March 2016, having spent 3 years with Old Mutual Global Investors. Previously he spent 10 years with Prudential Plc.

Contact Brian on
07795 828 800

Brian is Associate Sales Director for Scotland & Northern Ireland. He is responsible for growing the Rathbone footprint in the area via deeper relationships with the Financial Adviser community as well as Discretionary Fund Managers. He joined Rathbones in March 2016, having spent 3 years with Old Mutual Global Investors. Previously he spent 10 years with Prudential Plc.

Chris Ashton

Investment Sales Executive

Chris Ashton

Investment Sales Executive

Contact Chris on
020 7399 0261

Chris is an Investment Sales Executive specialising in developing and managing relationships with national firms and our strategic partners.

Before joining Rathbones in 2018, Chris worked for Barclays and had over 5 years’ experience working with independent and restricted financial advisers.

Contact Chris on
020 7399 0261

Chris is an Investment Sales Executive specialising in developing and managing relationships with national firms and our strategic partners.

Before joining Rathbones in 2018, Chris worked for Barclays and had over 5 years’ experience working with independent and restricted financial advisers.

Gail Teague

Head of Platform Relations

Gail Teague

Head of Platform Relations

London

Contact Gail on
020 7399 0191

Gail is the Head of Platform Relations for Rathbones.   She works with a number of teams within the business and is primarily responsible for all platform relationships ensuring Rathbone Funds are represented to suit the needs of our clients.  Gail joined Rathbones in July 2000, having previously been based in Jersey, working within the insurance industry.

Contact Gail on
020 7399 0191

Gail is the Head of Platform Relations for Rathbones.   She works with a number of teams within the business and is primarily responsible for all platform relationships ensuring Rathbone Funds are represented to suit the needs of our clients.  Gail joined Rathbones in July 2000, having previously been based in Jersey, working within the insurance industry.

Gerry Lawlor

Business development director

Gerry Lawlor

Business development director

Gerry is a business development director and is a key point of contact for financial advisers in the North of England.  He specialises in discretionary fund management and multi-asset investment solutions for the financial adviser market.  He joined Rathbones in 1993 and spent the first 23 years of his career working in Operations.  In 2016, Gerry moved into a business development role and became a Key Account Manager working with a national strategic partner.  In 2019, he became a DFM specialist responsible for developing relationships with all financial advisers in the region.

Gerry is a business development director and is a key point of contact for financial advisers in the North of England.  He specialises in discretionary fund management and multi-asset investment solutions for the financial adviser market.  He joined Rathbones in 1993 and spent the first 23 years of his career working in Operations.  In 2016, Gerry moved into a business development role and became a Key Account Manager working with a national strategic partner.  In 2019, he became a DFM specialist responsible for developing relationships with all financial advisers in the region.

Greg Mullins

Head of sales, nationwide

Greg Mullins

Head of sales, nationwide

Contact Greg on
020 7399 0059

Greg is Head of Sales, responsible for developing relationships with the third-party market: fund platforms, wraps, and life companies, as well as the underlying IFA community that now increasingly rely on these platforms.

Prior to joining Rathbones, Greg worked at M&G for over 20 years where, latterly, he was Director of Advisory Sales. In this role, he was responsible for developing and implementing the UK intermediary sales strategy and maintaining strong relationships across the retail third-party market.

Contact Greg on
020 7399 0059

Greg is Head of Sales, responsible for developing relationships with the third-party market: fund platforms, wraps, and life companies, as well as the underlying IFA community that now increasingly rely on these platforms.

Prior to joining Rathbones, Greg worked at M&G for over 20 years where, latterly, he was Director of Advisory Sales. In this role, he was responsible for developing and implementing the UK intermediary sales strategy and maintaining strong relationships across the retail third-party market.

Helen van Heesewijk

Associate sales director, London

Helen van Heesewijk

Associate sales director, London

Contact Helen on
020 7399 0190

Helen is an Associate Sales Director, responsible for discretionary and institutional sales in London.

She joined Rathbones in 2000, having previously worked at Franklin Templeton, and Murray Johnston, responsible for institutional investment trust shareholder relationships.

Contact Helen on
020 7399 0190

Helen is an Associate Sales Director, responsible for discretionary and institutional sales in London.

She joined Rathbones in 2000, having previously worked at Franklin Templeton, and Murray Johnston, responsible for institutional investment trust shareholder relationships.

Huw O'Dell

Investment sales consultant, North of England

Huw O'Dell

Investment sales consultant, North of England

Contact Huw on
0207 319 5582

Huw is an Investment Sales Executive for the Northern region, working alongside Neil Kerry and Gerry Lawlor.  He focuses on building relationships with Financial Advisors and Discretionary Fund Managers in the North of England.

Prior to joining Rathbones, Huw worked at Northern Trust and then Allfunds Bank managing the on-boarding of new clients and day to day operations for Allfunds’ institutional client base. 

Huw holds a BA (Hons) degree in History, Politics and Philosophy from the University of Brighton.

Contact Huw on
0207 319 5582

Huw is an Investment Sales Executive for the Northern region, working alongside Neil Kerry and Gerry Lawlor.  He focuses on building relationships with Financial Advisors and Discretionary Fund Managers in the North of England.

Prior to joining Rathbones, Huw worked at Northern Trust and then Allfunds Bank managing the on-boarding of new clients and day to day operations for Allfunds’ institutional client base. 

Huw holds a BA (Hons) degree in History, Politics and Philosophy from the University of Brighton.

Jake Lewis

DFM Specialist, London

Jake Lewis

DFM Specialist, London

Contact Jake on 07880140481 

Jake is a DFM Specialist at Rathbones, responsible for IFA relationships in London. He joined Rathbones in February 2020, having spent the previous 3 years as Senior BDM at Brooks Macdonald. Jake brings 15 years’ sales experience, having also worked as London BDM at Premier Miton for 10 years  and national BDM at Coram Asset Management for a further 2 years.

Contact Jake on 07880140481 

Jake is a DFM Specialist at Rathbones, responsible for IFA relationships in London. He joined Rathbones in February 2020, having spent the previous 3 years as Senior BDM at Brooks Macdonald. Jake brings 15 years’ sales experience, having also worked as London BDM at Premier Miton for 10 years  and national BDM at Coram Asset Management for a further 2 years.

Julian Stapleton

Investment sales executive

Julian Stapleton

Investment sales executive

Contact Julian on
020 7399 0014

Julian is a Senior Investment Sales Executive specialising in developing and managing relationships with national firms and our strategic partners.

He joined Rathbones in February 2008, working initially on the advisory side of the business where he qualified as a Chartered Financial Planner, before moving across to the Distribution team in January 2015.

Julian holds an LLB (Hons.) Law degree from Lancaster University

Contact Julian on
020 7399 0014

Julian is a Senior Investment Sales Executive specialising in developing and managing relationships with national firms and our strategic partners.

He joined Rathbones in February 2008, working initially on the advisory side of the business where he qualified as a Chartered Financial Planner, before moving across to the Distribution team in January 2015.

Julian holds an LLB (Hons.) Law degree from Lancaster University

Michael Cumberlidge

Business Development Specialist

Michael Cumberlidge

Business Development Specialist

Contact Michael on
020 7399 0823

Michael is a Business Development Specialist providing specialist support to financial intermediaries and additional insight for his colleagues.  His areas of focus include sustainability and ethical investing, Business Relief, EIS and Rathbones specialist services.  He also works with Brian McLaughlin and Luciano Caira as a key point of contact for IFAs, brokers and DFM clients in Scotland.

Michael joined the Rathbones distribution team in 2016 having spent 3 years at Octopus investments as a Business Development Manager and VCT Specialist.

He holds the CFA: ESG Investing, CISI Sustainable and Responsible investment certificate and the Cambridge institute of sustainable leadership: Sustainable Finance certificate. 

Contact Michael on
020 7399 0823

Michael is a Business Development Specialist providing specialist support to financial intermediaries and additional insight for his colleagues.  His areas of focus include sustainability and ethical investing, Business Relief, EIS and Rathbones specialist services.  He also works with Brian McLaughlin and Luciano Caira as a key point of contact for IFAs, brokers and DFM clients in Scotland.

Michael joined the Rathbones distribution team in 2016 having spent 3 years at Octopus investments as a Business Development Manager and VCT Specialist.

He holds the CFA: ESG Investing, CISI Sustainable and Responsible investment certificate and the Cambridge institute of sustainable leadership: Sustainable Finance certificate. 

Nicholas Elliott

Associate sales director, London and Isle of Man

Nicholas Elliott

Associate sales director, London and Isle of Man

Contact Nicholas on
020 7399 0215

Nicholas is an Associate Director and is a key point of contact for IFAs, brokers and DFM clients. He focuses on London and the Isle of Man.

Before joining Rathbones in March 2012, Nicholas worked within Baker Tilly’s Mergers’ and Acquisitions team and Datamonitor’s Financial Services.

Nicholas holds a BSc (hons) in Business Administration from the University of Bath. He holds the Investment Management Certificate, and is a candidate for the CFA.

 

Contact Nicholas on
020 7399 0215

Nicholas is an Associate Director and is a key point of contact for IFAs, brokers and DFM clients. He focuses on London and the Isle of Man.

Before joining Rathbones in March 2012, Nicholas worked within Baker Tilly’s Mergers’ and Acquisitions team and Datamonitor’s Financial Services.

Nicholas holds a BSc (hons) in Business Administration from the University of Bath. He holds the Investment Management Certificate, and is a candidate for the CFA.

 

Neil Kerry

Associate sales director, North of England

Neil Kerry

Associate sales director, North of England

Contact Neil on
07766 161 960

Neil is an Associate Sales Director responsible for client relationships and sales in the North of England. He joined Rathbones in November 2014, after nearly 10 years at Fidelity Worldwide Investment. Previously Neil worked at Rothschild Asset Management and has over 20 years experience in sales.

Contact Neil on
07766 161 960

Neil is an Associate Sales Director responsible for client relationships and sales in the North of England. He joined Rathbones in November 2014, after nearly 10 years at Fidelity Worldwide Investment. Previously Neil worked at Rothschild Asset Management and has over 20 years experience in sales.

Peter Hooker

DFM specialist, East of England

Peter Hooker

DFM specialist, East of England

Peter is a DFM Specialist at Rathbones, responsible for the East of England. He joined Rathbones in June 2020, having spent over 4 years as a Business Development Manager with City Asset Management, and six years with Sanlam. Peter brings over 25 years of experience in intermediary focused roles.

Peter is a DFM Specialist at Rathbones, responsible for the East of England. He joined Rathbones in June 2020, having spent over 4 years as a Business Development Manager with City Asset Management, and six years with Sanlam. Peter brings over 25 years of experience in intermediary focused roles.

Polly Anderson

Strategic Partnership Manager

Polly Anderson

Strategic Partnership Manager

Contact Polly on
020 7319 5583

Polly is our Strategic Partnership Manager, working with a range of industry influencers to ensure that the various routes-to-market are understood, positioned and communicated accordingly.  She specialises in the Rathbones discretionary fund management service.
Polly has over 20 years’ business-to-business sales exposure in a variety of sectors including software, travel, commercial banking, nano-technology, employee health services and travel management.

Contact Polly on
020 7319 5583

Polly is our Strategic Partnership Manager, working with a range of industry influencers to ensure that the various routes-to-market are understood, positioned and communicated accordingly.  She specialises in the Rathbones discretionary fund management service.
Polly has over 20 years’ business-to-business sales exposure in a variety of sectors including software, travel, commercial banking, nano-technology, employee health services and travel management.

INVESTMENT TEAM

Christie Goncalves

Assistant Portfolio Manager

Christie Goncalves

Assistant Portfolio Manager

London

Christie is the assistant portfolio manager in the fixed income team.

Christie joined Rathbones in January 2024, arriving with 15 years of experience in fixed income markets, most recently at Vanguard where she spent eight years as an assistant portfolio manager on global corporate Environment Social and Governance (ESG) funds and ETFs, and as a senior trader focused on European and UK government and corporate bonds. Prior to this she was an emerging markets trader and portfolio manager for Stanlib in South Africa.

She has an honours degree in Investment Management from the University of Pretoria (cum laude), is a CFA Charterholder and holds the Financial Risk Manager qualification.
 

Christie is the assistant portfolio manager in the fixed income team.

Christie joined Rathbones in January 2024, arriving with 15 years of experience in fixed income markets, most recently at Vanguard where she spent eight years as an assistant portfolio manager on global corporate Environment Social and Governance (ESG) funds and ETFs, and as a senior trader focused on European and UK government and corporate bonds. Prior to this she was an emerging markets trader and portfolio manager for Stanlib in South Africa.

She has an honours degree in Investment Management from the University of Pretoria (cum laude), is a CFA Charterholder and holds the Financial Risk Manager qualification.
 

Hannah Kennedy

Portfolio Management Assistant

Hannah Kennedy

Portfolio Management Assistant

London

Hannah joined Rathbones in 2021 as a Portfolio Management Assistant for the Multi-Asset team, after graduating from Royal Holloway University of London with a first-class degree in Management with Accounting. During her studies and as part of her degree she undertook a 14-month placement, working as a Wealth Management Assistant at Ascot Wealth Management.

Hannah joined Rathbones in 2021 as a Portfolio Management Assistant for the Multi-Asset team, after graduating from Royal Holloway University of London with a first-class degree in Management with Accounting. During her studies and as part of her degree she undertook a 14-month placement, working as a Wealth Management Assistant at Ascot Wealth Management.

Keval Thakrar

Equity analyst

Keval Thakrar

Equity analyst

London

Keval Thakrar Joined Rathbones in July 2021 as an equity analyst for the Rathbones Income Fund. Keval’s primary focus involves fundamental analysis on existing holdings whilst screening for new opportunities. Keval Previously worked as a global investment analyst at the Kuwaiti Sovereign Wealth Fund. Keval is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder. 

Keval Thakrar Joined Rathbones in July 2021 as an equity analyst for the Rathbones Income Fund. Keval’s primary focus involves fundamental analysis on existing holdings whilst screening for new opportunities. Keval Previously worked as a global investment analyst at the Kuwaiti Sovereign Wealth Fund. Keval is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder. 

Robbie Carr

Equity Analyst

Robbie Carr

Equity Analyst

Robbie is an equity analyst on the Rathbone UK Opportunities Fund. He joined us in October 2021, having previously worked at Mirabaud Asset Management as a UK equity fund analyst. Robbie is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder as well as a chartered accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), having started his career on the graduate programme at Ernst & Young. Robbie graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master’s degree in Economics and also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).  

Outside of work, Robbie’s a sports fanatic, enjoying riverside runs, five-a-side football and tennis (when the weather permits). He keeps his mind sharp with intense one-minute games of chess. His Duolingo streak has left him with an enviable Spanish vocabulary, yet the inability to speak with any kind of proper accent. He looks back fondly on the ‘golden age’ of HBO television, counting The Wire and The Sopranos as his favourite series. 

Robbie is an equity analyst on the Rathbone UK Opportunities Fund. He joined us in October 2021, having previously worked at Mirabaud Asset Management as a UK equity fund analyst. Robbie is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder as well as a chartered accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), having started his career on the graduate programme at Ernst & Young. Robbie graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master’s degree in Economics and also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).  

Outside of work, Robbie’s a sports fanatic, enjoying riverside runs, five-a-side football and tennis (when the weather permits). He keeps his mind sharp with intense one-minute games of chess. His Duolingo streak has left him with an enviable Spanish vocabulary, yet the inability to speak with any kind of proper accent. He looks back fondly on the ‘golden age’ of HBO television, counting The Wire and The Sopranos as his favourite series. 

Sally Hoang

Fixed Income Research Analyst – Multi-Asset

Sally Hoang

Fixed Income Research Analyst – Multi-Asset

London

Sally is the Fixed Income Research Analyst for the Rathbone Multi-Asset and Rathbone Greenbank Multi-Asset funds. Sally joined Rathbones in September 2022 as an analyst for the Rathbone Fixed Income Team. Prior to joining Rathbones, she had experience working in Fixed Income and Private Wealth Management at Evans and Partners in Australia. Sally graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (with Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Finance) and is currently a CFA Level 3 candidate.

Sally is the Fixed Income Research Analyst for the Rathbone Multi-Asset and Rathbone Greenbank Multi-Asset funds. Sally joined Rathbones in September 2022 as an analyst for the Rathbone Fixed Income Team. Prior to joining Rathbones, she had experience working in Fixed Income and Private Wealth Management at Evans and Partners in Australia. Sally graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (with Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Finance) and is currently a CFA Level 3 candidate.

BOARD DIRECTORS

Jayne Rogers

Executive Chair of Rathbones Asset Management and Group Chief Distribution Officer

Jayne Rogers

Executive Chair of Rathbones Asset Management and Group Chief Distribution Officer

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Jacqueline Lowe

Non-executive director

Jacqueline Lowe

Non-executive director

Jacqueline has had a long and successful career at Standard Life, latterly as Head of UK Wholesale & Retail Business. She was then appointed Head of UK Distribution for the newly combined Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2017, where she held overall responsibility for institutional, wholesale and retail distribution, and clients, in addition to the company’s liquidity business. Jacqueline has also sat on a number of subsidiary boards, and is an Investment Funds Committee member for the Investment Association.

Jacqueline has had a long and successful career at Standard Life, latterly as Head of UK Wholesale & Retail Business. She was then appointed Head of UK Distribution for the newly combined Aberdeen Standard Investments in 2017, where she held overall responsibility for institutional, wholesale and retail distribution, and clients, in addition to the company’s liquidity business. Jacqueline has also sat on a number of subsidiary boards, and is an Investment Funds Committee member for the Investment Association.

Michael Warren

Non-executive director

Michael Warren

Non-executive director

Michael has spent his career, spanning over 30 years, in investment management. Over that time he has managed money, and has been responsible for investment and distribution teams. In 2007, he was appointed Investment Director of Thames River Capital, Thames River Multi Capital and Nevsky Capital, where he oversaw investment teams, sales and marketing, and product development. He retired from this position in 2012. Michael is currently a Non-Executive Director of Fidelity Asian Values PLC, Carrington Investments and an adviser to Gresham House Asset Management. He was also formerly a Non-Executive Director of Alquity Investments and the Liontrust Panthera Fund Ltd.

Michael has spent his career, spanning over 30 years, in investment management. Over that time he has managed money, and has been responsible for investment and distribution teams. In 2007, he was appointed Investment Director of Thames River Capital, Thames River Multi Capital and Nevsky Capital, where he oversaw investment teams, sales and marketing, and product development. He retired from this position in 2012. Michael is currently a Non-Executive Director of Fidelity Asian Values PLC, Carrington Investments and an adviser to Gresham House Asset Management. He was also formerly a Non-Executive Director of Alquity Investments and the Liontrust Panthera Fund Ltd.

Tom Carroll

Chief executive officer - Rathbones Asset Management

Tom Carroll

Chief executive officer - Rathbones Asset Management

London

Tom is the CEO of Rathbones Asset Management, having joined us in March 2022 as chief investment officer. Tom has over 25 years’ experience in the industry and joined from Sanlam UK where he was head of asset management. 

Tom spent much of his career as a fund manager with M&G and Schroders before co-founding the investment boutique FOUR Capital Partners, which was then bought by Sanlam. Tom is also Chartered Accountant, having worked at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). 

Tom is the CEO of Rathbones Asset Management, having joined us in March 2022 as chief investment officer. Tom has over 25 years’ experience in the industry and joined from Sanlam UK where he was head of asset management. 

Tom spent much of his career as a fund manager with M&G and Schroders before co-founding the investment boutique FOUR Capital Partners, which was then bought by Sanlam. Tom is also Chartered Accountant, having worked at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). 

Emma Renals

Chief operating officer - Rathbones Asset Management

Emma Renals

Chief operating officer - Rathbones Asset Management

Emma joined Rathbones in 2017 to build out Rathbones Asset Management's product capability covering UK and international fund and mandate structures, being appointed to head up the department in 2018 as Head of Product Management. Emma was promoted product director, taking a seat on the Rathbones Asset Management executive in 2019. In January 2021 she was appointed to the wider role of chief operating officer for Rathbones Asset Management, responsible for product, transformation and strategy.

Prior to joining Rathbones Emma was a financial consultant based in London and later New York, charged with delivering complex capital market projects in derivatives trading and corporate finance at UBS, Morgan Stanley, Deustche Bank and Credit Suisse.

Emma joined Rathbones in 2017 to build out Rathbones Asset Management's product capability covering UK and international fund and mandate structures, being appointed to head up the department in 2018 as Head of Product Management. Emma was promoted product director, taking a seat on the Rathbones Asset Management executive in 2019. In January 2021 she was appointed to the wider role of chief operating officer for Rathbones Asset Management, responsible for product, transformation and strategy.

Prior to joining Rathbones Emma was a financial consultant based in London and later New York, charged with delivering complex capital market projects in derivatives trading and corporate finance at UBS, Morgan Stanley, Deustche Bank and Credit Suisse.

INTERNATIONAL

Board of Directors

Garvan Rory Pieters

Independent director

Garvan Rory Pieters

Independent director

Garry Pieters is an ILA-certified, independent director with well over 30 years of experience in the field of finance and asset management. Early 2010 he joined The Directors' Office as a Partner and has several mandates as an independent director and/or conducting officer for a number of Luxembourg funds and management companies. He began his career (1982) in commodities, foreign exchange and money-markets trading at Commerzbank after which he became a portfolio manager of fixed income and money market funds at (what became) ING. He would spend a total of 22 years with ING. In 1994 he moved to Luxembourg and became the general manager of ING Investment Luxembourg. Late in 1999 he set up an asset management joint-venture for ING in Singapore where he was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. In 2002 he became the Executive Vice President at the ING asset management joint-venture in South Korea. In 2006 he became responsible for business development of ING's Fiduciary Pension Services in the Hague.

Garry Pieters is an ILA-certified, independent director with well over 30 years of experience in the field of finance and asset management. Early 2010 he joined The Directors' Office as a Partner and has several mandates as an independent director and/or conducting officer for a number of Luxembourg funds and management companies. He began his career (1982) in commodities, foreign exchange and money-markets trading at Commerzbank after which he became a portfolio manager of fixed income and money market funds at (what became) ING. He would spend a total of 22 years with ING. In 1994 he moved to Luxembourg and became the general manager of ING Investment Luxembourg. Late in 1999 he set up an asset management joint-venture for ING in Singapore where he was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. In 2002 he became the Executive Vice President at the ING asset management joint-venture in South Korea. In 2006 he became responsible for business development of ING's Fiduciary Pension Services in the Hague.

Suman Sharma

Director

Suman Sharma

Director

Suman Sharma is the Operations Director at Rathbones Asset Management and the Board Director of the Rathbone Luxembourg Funds SICAV.  She is also a member of the Executive Committee in Rathbones Asset Management.  Suman joined Rathbones in August 2004 as a Unit Trust Senior Technician, prior to which she was working at Investec Asset Management, as a fund accountant.

Suman has nearly 30 years’ experience in the financial Services industry, including operational positions at the BNY Mellon and Lincoln National.

Suman Sharma is the Operations Director at Rathbones Asset Management and the Board Director of the Rathbone Luxembourg Funds SICAV.  She is also a member of the Executive Committee in Rathbones Asset Management.  Suman joined Rathbones in August 2004 as a Unit Trust Senior Technician, prior to which she was working at Investec Asset Management, as a fund accountant.

Suman has nearly 30 years’ experience in the financial Services industry, including operational positions at the BNY Mellon and Lincoln National.

Investment Team

David Coombs

Head of multi-asset investments

David Coombs

Head of multi-asset investments

London

David heads our multi-asset investments team, which manages the Rathbone Multi-Asset and Rathbone Greenbank Portfolio funds. He joined Rathbones in 2007 after spending 19 years with Baring Asset Management, where he managed multi-asset funds and segregated mandates. He began his career with Hambros Bank in 1984. 

David heads our multi-asset investments team, which manages the Rathbone Multi-Asset and Rathbone Greenbank Portfolio funds. He joined Rathbones in 2007 after spending 19 years with Baring Asset Management, where he managed multi-asset funds and segregated mandates. He began his career with Hambros Bank in 1984. 

Will Mcintosh-Whyte

Fund manager

Will Mcintosh-Whyte

Fund manager

London

Will manages the Rathbone Multi-Asset and Rathbone Greenbank Portfolio funds. He joined Rathbones’ charities team in 2007 and was made investment manager in 2011, running institutional multi-asset mandates. He has been with our multi-asset investments team since 2015 and a fund manager since July 2019. Will is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology with a BSc Hons in Management. 

Will manages the Rathbone Multi-Asset and Rathbone Greenbank Portfolio funds. He joined Rathbones’ charities team in 2007 and was made investment manager in 2011, running institutional multi-asset mandates. He has been with our multi-asset investments team since 2015 and a fund manager since July 2019. Will is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology with a BSc Hons in Management. 

Craig Brown

Senior investment specialist, Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolios

Craig Brown

Senior investment specialist, Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolios

London

Craig Brown is the Senior investment Specialist for the Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolios and Managed Portfolio Service (MPS). Craig joined Rathbones in November 2018 and brings with him 15 years of Financial Services experience, including time with Barclays Wealth & Investment Management, and Citibank. Directly prior to joining Rathbones, Craig was a multi-asset portfolio manager at Beckett Asset Management, constructing a range of portfolios for discretionary clients. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Craig Brown is the Senior investment Specialist for the Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolios and Managed Portfolio Service (MPS). Craig joined Rathbones in November 2018 and brings with him 15 years of Financial Services experience, including time with Barclays Wealth & Investment Management, and Citibank. Directly prior to joining Rathbones, Craig was a multi-asset portfolio manager at Beckett Asset Management, constructing a range of portfolios for discretionary clients. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Bryn Jones

Head of fixed income and fund manager

Bryn Jones

Head of fixed income and fund manager

London

Bryn is head of fixed income at Rathbones and is lead manager of the Rathbone Ethical Bond, the Rathbone Strategic Bond and the Rathbone Greenbank Global Sustainable Bond funds. He joined Rathbones in November 2004 from Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, where he managed $2 billion of fixed income assets. Bryn is a member of the Rathbone Strategic Asset Allocation Committee, non-executive chairman of Rathbones' Fixed Income Committee, and an adviser to the Rathbones Banking Committee. He also sits on the Investment Association’s Fixed Income Committee. Bryn appears regularly on CNBC and Bloomberg TV to discuss bond markets. Bryn graduated from Birmingham University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography in 1995.  

Bryn is head of fixed income at Rathbones and is lead manager of the Rathbone Ethical Bond, the Rathbone Strategic Bond and the Rathbone Greenbank Global Sustainable Bond funds. He joined Rathbones in November 2004 from Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, where he managed $2 billion of fixed income assets. Bryn is a member of the Rathbone Strategic Asset Allocation Committee, non-executive chairman of Rathbones' Fixed Income Committee, and an adviser to the Rathbones Banking Committee. He also sits on the Investment Association’s Fixed Income Committee. Bryn appears regularly on CNBC and Bloomberg TV to discuss bond markets. Bryn graduated from Birmingham University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography in 1995.  

James Thomson

Fund manager and Executive director

James Thomson

Fund manager and Executive director

London

James has been the lead manager of the Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund since 2003; he was assistant manager of the fund at its inception in 2001. It is one of the top performing funds in the IA Global sector over that period. James joined Rathbones in 2000, having grown up on the island of Bermuda and graduating from Cornell University in New York. He sits on the Executive Committee of Rathbones Asset Management, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and holds the Investment Management Certificate. James is frequently quoted in the financial press and has won numerous fund management awards over his career. 

James has been the lead manager of the Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund since 2003; he was assistant manager of the fund at its inception in 2001. It is one of the top performing funds in the IA Global sector over that period. James joined Rathbones in 2000, having grown up on the island of Bermuda and graduating from Cornell University in New York. He sits on the Executive Committee of Rathbones Asset Management, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and holds the Investment Management Certificate. James is frequently quoted in the financial press and has won numerous fund management awards over his career. 

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Chris Wanless

Business development director - international business

Chris Wanless

Business development director - international business

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0207 399 0238

Chris joined Rathbones in 2014 from Jupiter Asset Management where he worked with Financial Intermediaries across the UK and Europe for over a decade. Chris joined Rathbones as part of the transaction involving the Jupiter Private Clients and Charities team and was an integral part of launching the Rathbones International business in 2014. Chris is responsible for identifying and developing business relationships with Financial Intermediaries Internationally.

Contact Chris on
0207 399 0238

Chris joined Rathbones in 2014 from Jupiter Asset Management where he worked with Financial Intermediaries across the UK and Europe for over a decade. Chris joined Rathbones as part of the transaction involving the Jupiter Private Clients and Charities team and was an integral part of launching the Rathbones International business in 2014. Chris is responsible for identifying and developing business relationships with Financial Intermediaries Internationally.

Jack Herbert

Business development director - international business

Jack Herbert

Business development director - international business

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0207 399 0322

Jack joined Rathbones in 2017 from Standard Chartered Bank where he was a Senior Banker advising and structuring high net worth individuals investment needs. He has gained International experience in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Through his wide ranging international network and close ties with the Channel Islands, Jack is responsible for identifying and developing business relationships with Financial Intermediaries Internationally. Jack holds a BA Honours degree from the University of Chichester. He is a qualified Investment professional and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments.

Contact Jack on
0207 399 0322

Jack joined Rathbones in 2017 from Standard Chartered Bank where he was a Senior Banker advising and structuring high net worth individuals investment needs. He has gained International experience in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Through his wide ranging international network and close ties with the Channel Islands, Jack is responsible for identifying and developing business relationships with Financial Intermediaries Internationally. Jack holds a BA Honours degree from the University of Chichester. He is a qualified Investment professional and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments.