Hugh van Cutsem
Hugh van Cutsem is Co-founding Partner of Kepler Partners and Head of Investment Companies. Prior to starting the business he created and led the investment company department of Smiths CA Ltd, where he worked for 4 years. Hugh built up a large and diverse client base of closed end funds. He was directly involved in raising over £350m through both IPOs and C share issues for investment company clients during 2006/7, almost exclusively from private client fund managers. Hugh started his career at Cazenove in 1997, working on the Investment Company sales and sales trading desk for 7 years.
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William Heathcoat Amory
William Heathcoat Amory is a Co-founding Partner and leads the Investment Trust Research business via Kepler Trust Intelligence. He has 15 years of experience as an Investment Company analyst. Prior to co-founding Kepler Partners in 2008, he was part of the Extel number 1 rated research team at JPMorgan Cazenove. William covered a wide range of sectors, but had specific responsibility for alternative assets and listed hedge funds.
T: +44(0)20 3384 8795
Tom is Chief Operating Officer and joined Kepler at launch in April 2008. Prior to Kepler he worked for Bedlam Asset Management from 2005 – 2008 as director of sales for the UK and Europe. During this time he was instrumental in growing the firm's assets from £25m to £600m at the peak. Prior to this Tom worked for a city headhunting firm specialising in investment management from 2002 – 2005.
T: +44(0)131 226 3883
Laurie is Head of Sales with responsibility for asset raising. After graduating Laurie started his career in 2004 within the sales team at SWIP, the asset management arm of Lloyds. From there he moved on in 2007 to Close Brothers, covering London Sales for Close AM, the asset management arm of Close Brothers Bank. Laurie joined Kepler in 2010 in order to build out the open-ended asset raising business, he has direct client responsibilities across Private Banks, Fund of Funds, Family Offices and Private Wealth Managers.
T: +44(0)20 3384 8793
Georg Reutter CFA
Georg is Managing Partner and leads the Open-end Fund Research business. Prior to Kepler he worked as a Hedge Fund Adviser for HSBC Private Bank's Alternative Investment Group. Whilst there he focused on single and multi-manager Hedge Fund due diligence, portfolio management and client advisory. His responsibilities included evaluation, analysis and advising on hedge fund portfolios investing in offshore, listed, multi-manager and UCITS hedge funds primarily for UK based investors.
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Matthew Barrett CAIA
Matt is a member of the research team at Kepler and his primary responsibility is the research and analysis of alternative UCITS funds. Matthew works closely with our advisory clients and sits on the Kepler Investment Committee. Prior to joining Kepler Partners, Matthew worked for HSBC Private Bank on the Investment Advisory desk. Whilst there he focused on client advisory and portfolio management, and his responsibilities included fund evaluation and analysis and portfolio construction. Before joining HSBC he worked for Baillie Gifford in Edinburgh. Matthew is a CAIA Charter Holder.
T: +44(0)20 3384 8791
Pascal is marketing and communications director and is responsible for PR and marketing activity. He runs Kepler Trust Intelligence, an online research hub for professional and private investors which he launched when he joined in January 2015. Prior to joining Kepler Partners, Pascal managed retail fund research website FE Trustnet, one of the UK's largest investment research websites, for ten years. Pascal started his career sixteen years ago as a financial journalist, and has written extensively about investment trusts and other investments for the trade and national press.
T: +44 (0) 20 3384 8869
Alex joined Kepler Partners in September 2016 as a research analyst and writes for Kepler Trust Intelligence, an online research hub for professional and private investors. Prior to joining Kepler Partners, Alex was news editor at FE Trustnet, one of the UK's largest investment research websites, and was named the Investment Association's 'Trade Journalist of the Year' in 2015. Alex graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2012 with a BA in History & Politics.
T: +44 (0) 20 3598 6449
Jack joined the investment trust sales and marketing team at Kepler in 2016. Prior to joining he was responsible for marketing a number of closed-end funds to professional investors whilst at Stockdale Securities. Before joining Stockdale, he was a wealth manager for over 4 years at CSS Investments. As well as managing the portfolios of a number of private clients Jack wrote internal research on investment trusts. Jack is a holder of the investment advice diploma.
T: +44 (0) 20 3384 8797
Hugo joined the Investment Trust Sales team at Kepler in October 2016. Prior to joining he worked on the Investment Trust Sales desk at Henderson Global Investors, focussing on discretionary and institutional clients in the UK. Before joining Henderson, he worked for Greenbrook Communications, advising hedge fund and private equity clients on new product launches and ongoing investor and media communications. Hugo graduated from University College London with a BA in History.
T: +44 (0) 20 3598 6460
Roland joined Kepler Partners in August 2015. He is responsible for the business development activities for Continental European markets. Before Kepler, Roland initiated and built the international marketing and sales activities at Aquila Capital. He previously worked at Amundi and Paribas, attending to institutional clients needs for close to 20 years within the asset management industry.
T: +44 (0) 20 3598 6445
Anjula joined Kepler Partners in August 2016 as a Sales Director focusing on developing relationships with UK discretionary clients. Prior to joining, she worked for JP Morgan Asset Management focusing primarily on distributing funds to National Discretionary Fund Managers. She has also previously held sales positions at Legg Mason Asset Management where she worked for 5 years, UBS Global Asset Management and Fidelity International. Anjula graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a BSc in Mathematics.
T: +44 (0) 20 3598 6447
Josh joined Kepler Partners in August 2016 and is part of the research team. Prior to this, he worked as an Analyst at Ingenious Asset Management, where he was responsible for fund analysis and selection. Josh graduated from the University of Leeds in 2013 with a BSc in Economics and Management.
T: +44 (0) 20 3598 6448
Patrick joined Kepler as Operations Manager in March 2017. Prior to joining he spent 16 years in fund Operations working across multiple asset classes, most recently at Sloane Robinson and RWC Partners. Patrick graduated from the University of Leeds in 1999 with a BSc in Environmental Biogeoscience.
T: +44 (0) 20 3384 8792
Jemima joined Kepler Partners in January 2016 as Office Manager. Prior to joining Jemima was a PA at a corporate finance advisory firm specialising in natural resources. Jemima graduated from Newcastle University in 2013 with a BA in Politics.
T: +44 (0) 20 3384 8790