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Top Influencers: 26 UK Fund Manager’s To Follow in 2022

Fund Manager play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Fund Manager role. We have selected these Fund Manager’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Fund Manager’s. The list is in no particular order!

Jamie Brooke

Fund Manager @ Lombard Odier

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Ambrose Faulks

Fund Manager @ Artemis

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Having graduated with a masters in chemistry from Oxford University, Ambrose joined the research department at Odey Asset Management in 2005. As an equity sector analyst he focused on banks/diversified financials/property/house-builders during 2007-2009, and more recently on software and IT services. A CFA charterholder, Ambrose moved to Artemis in 2013. Learn more about Ambrose Faulks on Crunchbase…

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BJ Eastwood

Fund Manager @ Omega Advisors

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Charles Henri De Marignac

Fund Manager The Compounding Partnership Fund @ The Forum Finance Group

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Leon Howard-Spink

Fund Manager @ Schroders

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Alex Illingworth

Fund Manager @ Artemis

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After graduating from Durham, Alex began his career at Rothschild Asset Management, managing its global funds. In 2003 Alex was appointed director of global equity at Insight Investment and managed three product lines; global long only, global ethical and global absolute return. Alex joined Artemis in 2011 and, with Simon Edelsten and Rosanna Burcheri, manages the Artemis Global Select Fund and Mid Wynd International Investment Trust plc. Learn more about Alex Illingworth on Crunchbase…

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Richard Hulf

Fund Manager @ Artemis

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Richard is a graduate of Imperial College with an MSc in petroleum engineering. He worked in industry for Exxon and Enterprise Oil and joined the City in 1997 as an oil analyst at Henderson Crosthwaite. He went on to Ernst & Young to work in Energy Corporate Finance, with a brief spell at Simmons & Co. He set up Hulf Hamilton, an independent oil & gas research consultancy, where he provided independent energy research to Artemis and other investment funds. He joined Artemis in June 2011 to manage the Artemis Global Energy Fund alongside John Dodd. Learn more about Richard Hulf on Crunchbase…

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Peter Spraggs

Property Fund Manager @ The Spell Fund

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Peter has had an illustrious career in the City and worked in financial markets for 35 years, in the latter years setting up the Spell Fund in 2005. He has been a director of 2 major financial brokerage institutions, Tullett and Tokyo and Tradition UK. For the first 20 years of his career he specialised in the sterling interest rate market, and for the last 15 years of that time he worked for his own company trading and broking financial futures and options. As a seasoned City expert Peter has experienced the peaks and troughs of the interest rate cycle from the late 1970s through to the current day and seen their effects on both the domestic and institutional markets. He has been able to use this knowledge to adapt his investment strategies to the fluctuations in the property sector. Since 1992 Peter has successfully developed property both commercially and on a residential basis while still working in the financial markets until 2014. He has a strong understanding of the property development market and a sound knowledge of procurement of land and the budgeting and implementation of construction projects. Peter also has a significant amount of his own capital invested in The Spell Fund Learn more about Peter Spraggs on Crunchbase…

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William Tamworth

Fund Manager @ Artemis

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William graduated from Oxford in 2006 with a degree in Economics & Management. He then joined Citigroup as an equity analyst in the UK small- and mid-cap team. In 2009 he moved to Liberum, where he continued to work in small- and mid-cap equity research, specialising in support services. A CFA charterholder, William joined Artemis in 2015 to work with Mark Niznik on the Artemis UK Smaller Companies Fund. Learn more about William Tamworth on Crunchbase…

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Paul Lee

Deputy Fund Manager Technology Venture Investments @ Development Bank of Wales

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A Deputy Fund Manager in Finance Wales’ technology venture investments team, Paul leads a team of investment executives focused on investing in IP-rich companies. He is an equity specialist with both new and follow-on investment experience. Whilst currently investment cases are principally Technology/Equity based, Paul has prior experience of buy out and development capital deals; he also has exit experience of both Trade Sales and AIM listings, having completed Finance Wales’ first major equity exit (Atlantic Technologies) in 2003. One of our most experienced deal makers, he also puts his analytical and monitoring skills to good use managing and reporting on the performance of Finance Wales’ technology ventures portfolio. Paul has been at Finance Wales since 2002, having previously worked and qualified as an ACA with KPMG where he undertook a wide range of corporate finance and business advisory assignments. He also spent several years at Natwest’s Wales Corporate head office appraising new corporate business opportunities. He graduated from Cardiff with an Economics and Accountancy degree. Learn more about Paul Lee on Crunchbase…

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Nick Shenton

Fund Manager, UK Income @ Artemis

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Nick studied economics with French at the University of Nottingham and joined F&C Asset Management in 2003. He spent four years as an analyst and assistant fund manager on the UK and pan-European equities desks before moving to Polar Capital in May 2007 as a fund manager on the UK long/short equity hedge fund. He joined Artemis’ UK income team in the summer of 2012, and in July 2014 became a manager of income mandates alongside Adrian Frost and Adrian Gosden. Learn more about Nick Shenton on Crunchbase…

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Puneet Bhatia

Fund Manager, London Co-investment Fund @ Funding London

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Investing in London based SMEs and early stage technology companies and funds. Read more aboutFunding London on Crunchbase…

William Warren

Fund Manager @ Artemis

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After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in finance, William began his career as an analyst at J.P. Morgan. He then spent nine years at Lehman Brothers, where he was a senior portfolio manager in the firm’s proprietary equity trading group, specialising in global technology stocks. After joining Threadneedle’s US equity team, he was responsible for researching the US technology sector. He also served as the company’s global technology sector head from 2008 until 2011. Between 2008 and 2014, William was the co-manager of Threadneedle’s American Extended Alpha and American Absolute Alpha funds. He joined Artemis in 2014 as part of the US equities team. Learn more about William Warren on Crunchbase…

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Jacob de Tusch-Lec

Fund Manager @ Artemis

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Jacob’s career in investment management began in 1998 at Copenhagen-based BankInvest, one of the largest independent fund managers in Scandinavia, where he was a portfolio manager on the Central and Eastern European/ Russia Equity Unit Trust. In 2002 he joined Merrill Lynch’s global equity macro research department as vice president of pan-European equity strategy. Jacob holds a BA and an MSc in economics from the University of Copenhagen; and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU), specialising in international economics and finance. During his time at NYU he was a teaching assistant under the internationally-acclaimed economist, Professor Nouriel Roubini. He returned to managing money in 2005 when he joined Artemis. He managed the Artemis Capital Fund from January 2006 until June 2010; and has managed the Artemis Global Income Fund since its launch in July 2010 and the Artemis Global Equity Income Fund since its launch in June 2015. He has also managed, with James Foster, the Artemis Monthly Distribution Fund since its launch in May 2012. Learn more about Jacob de Tusch-Lec on Crunchbase…

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Jonathan Diggines

Fund Manager @ Mercia Asset Management PLC

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Mercia is a proactive, specialist asset manager focused on supporting regional businesses to achieve their growth aspirations. Read more aboutMercia Asset Management PLC on Crunchbase…

Kartik Kumar

Fund Manager @ Artemis

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Kartik Kumar

Fund Manager @ Artemis

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Raheel Altaf

Fund Manager @ Artemis

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A Cambridge graduate in electrical engineering, Raheel joined Fidelity International as a quantitative analyst in 2002. In 2007 he was promoted to portfolio manager for a range of active and passive systematic equity funds which grew to $2.5 billion. In 2011, Raheel moved to Fulcrum Asset Management. He joined Artemis in June 2014 to help Philip Wolstencroft and Peter Saacke manage Artemis’ SmartGARP® retail funds and institutional mandates. With Peter Saacke, he has managed the Artemis Global Emerging Markets Fund since its launch in April 2015. Learn more about Raheel Altaf on Crunchbase…

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Nick Martin

Fund Manager @ Polar Capital Holdings

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Nick is the Fund Manager of the Polar Capital Global Insurance Strategy which for 19 years has invested exclusively in the global (re)insurance industry. The Strategy has over £1.1bn (as at 30 April 2018) focusing on the non-life insurance industry. Nick has a global network of contacts with a particular emphasis in London, the US and Bermuda. Nick is active in the InsurTech community including mentoring on two accelerator programmes. He has been recognised as a Top 50 Global InsurTech influencer by Insurtechnews. Learn more about Nick Martin on Crunchbase…

Polar Capital Holdings is an investment management company that offers a range of geographical and sector funds. Read more aboutPolar Capital Holdings on Crunchbase…

David Stevenson

Fund Manager @ Amati Global Investors

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David Stevenson joined Amati in 2012. In 2005 he was a co-founding partner of investment boutique Cartesian Capital, which managed a range of retail and institutional UK equity funds in long only and long/short strategies. Prior to that he was Assistant Director at SVM, where he also managed equity products including the UK Opportunities small/midcap fund which was ranked top decile for the 5 year period from inception to 2005. David started his career at KPMG where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He latterly specialised in corporate finance, before moving into private equity with Dunedin Fund Managers. David has co-managed the TB Amati UK Smaller Companies Fund and the Amati VCTs since 2012 and the Amati AIM IHT Portfolio Service since 2014. Learn more about David Stevenson on Crunchbase…

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Will Clark

Fund Manager @ NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance

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Will joined the Group in 2011, and has over 16 years’ experience in venture capital. He is joint Fund Manager for the £57.5m NPIF – Mercia Equity Team which provides support for entrepreneurs to build high-growth innovative companies. The Fund can provide risk capital for new and early-stage startups, both tech and non-tech, together with scale-up capital for ambitious, established growth businesses located throughout Yorkshire, Humber and the Tees Valley. He also has overall responsibility for the North West Fund for Venture Capital and the Mezzanine portfolio. Learn more about Will Clark on Crunchbase…

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Laurent Millet

Fund Manager @ Artemis

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Laurent joined Artemis in 2011 to manage the Artemis European Opportunities Fund alongside Mark Page. A French national, Laurent is a CFA charterholder. He came to Artemis from LV= Asset Management where he was a European fund manager from 2007, working in Mark Page’s team. Before that Laurent worked as an equity analyst and strategist for a number of leading institutions in Europe. Learn more about Laurent Millet on Crunchbase…

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Mark Page

Senior European Fund Manager @ Artemis

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Mark joined Artemis in 2011 to launch and manage the Artemis European Opportunities Fund. He came from LV= Asset Management where he was head of European equities from 2001. That followed a career at Schroders which Mark joined in 1990 as a fund manager. By the time he left Schroders in 2001, Mark had become a director of Schroders Investment Management International and deputy head of one of its global equity teams. Learn more about Mark Page on Crunchbase…

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Adrian Gosden

Fund manager @ Artemis

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After graduating from Oxford, Adrian started his investment career with Andersen Consulting as a strategic consultant specialising in the telecoms sector. In 1996, he joined Fleming Investment Management as an analyst and assistant fund manager for UK equities until 1998, when he moved to Société Générale Asset Management. There he co-managed the UK Income Fund and several higher income institutional and charity mandates. Adrian joined the Artemis UK equity team in October 2003. Now he manages the Artemis Income Fund with Adrian Frost and Nick Shenton and the Artemis High Income Fund with Alex Ralph. Learn more about Adrian Gosden on Crunchbase…

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James Foster

Fund Manager @ Artemis

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James joined Artemis in April 2005 from F&C Asset Management where he was the head of credit and was ultimately responsible for about £15bn of assets. He has 20 years’ experience of managing bond funds and was one of the first to establish a retail bond fund in the UK. He has managed all the major bond asset classes, focusing more recently on discretionary bond portfolios. With Alex Ralph, James has managed the Artemis Strategic Bond Fund since launch in June 2005. He has also managed, with Jacob de Tusch-Lec, the Artemis Monthly Distribution Fund since its launch in May 2012. Learn more about James Foster on Crunchbase…

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Stephen Brook

Fund Manager @ Alpha Real Capital

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Alpha Real Capital is an international funds management group focused on value-added investing in global real estate markets. Read more aboutAlpha Real Capital on Crunchbase…

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