0207 036 4111
Nicholas is a co-founder of Cerno Capital and lead manages several of the firm’s client portfolios. His investment career began at Cazenove & Co in 1990. In 1995, he joined CLSA rising to Head of Asian Sales, where he was responsible for the institutional business in the UK and Europe. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Downe House School and a Trustee of the Downe House Foundation. He is also a Trustee of the Cecil Estate Family Trust and Chairman of The Ashendene Trust, a UK charity. Nicholas is an Economics graduate of Bristol University and an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
0207 036 4110
James is a co-founder of Cerno Capital and lead manages a number of the firm’s collective and private portfolios. After qualifying as a chartered accountant in London (Coopers & Lybrand, 1989) he relocated to Asia. Between 1991 and 2004 he worked as an equity analyst, head of research, and latterly as an equity strategist at WI Carr, Paribas, HSBC and UBS, based variously in Hong Kong, Singapore and Jakarta. James graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland with an MA in Philosophy & Logic in 1986. James is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
0207 036 4119
Fergus surveys the full range of the firm’s investments on a bottom up basis and is principally engaged in manager and security selection. He began his investment career at Valu-Trac Investment Management in 1995, where he worked in their global equity and asset allocation products. He worked for Russell Investments as a Portfolio Manager of UK equities (2001-2006) and Asian equities (2006-2009). Fergus graduated from Edinburgh University with a BCom (Hons), holds the CFA charter and is a member of the CFA Society of the UK. Fergus is a Director of the Salters’ Management Company.
Business Development Director
020 7036 4126
Tom joined Cerno Capital to help with the firm’s intermediary client relationships. Before joining Cerno, Tom was Business Development Director at Investec Wealth & Investment and had been with the company for six years. Prior to this, he had roles in investment sales at LV Asset Management and Rathbones. Tom is a member of the CISI.
Marketing and Business Development
0207 036 4120
Katie is responsible for the firm’s marketing strategy. As part of this role she coordinates public relations and communications and is responsible for the firm’s visual identity and livery. She works alongside the front office on existing and prospective investor contact, including all aspects of the firm’s relationships with intermediaries. Katie manages the firm’s outreach programme which helps UK women athletes, explorers and adventurers and promotes participation and inclusion. Katie previously worked at Savills, and holds an MA in Art History from the University of St Andrews. Katie is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Client Relations and Business Development
0207 036 4123
Olivia is a member of the Business Development team at Cerno Capital, with a particular focus on client relations. In her role she assists with various forms of business development and with all aspects of existing and prospective investor contact. Olivia joined in July 2016, having previously worked as an Education Consultant at an Education and Tuition Consultancy firm. Olivia is a graduate from Durham University where she studied Geography with additional modules in Business, Accounting and Finance.
0207 036 4117
Joseph is the firm’s Finance Director with responsibility for the financial infrastructure of the firm and managing key counterparty relationships. Previously, Joseph worked for the Banking and Capital markets team at Ernst and Young LLP, primarily working on the statutory audits of a range of global entities. Joseph graduated from Durham University in 2009 with a BSc in Mathematics and Physics. He then joined Chantrey Vellacott DFK, where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA).
020 7036 4127
Michael began his investment career at GLG Partners, the hedge fund, in 2006 where he focused on the Basic Materials and Industrials sectors. He worked as an equity research analyst at Citi (2011-2017), initially covering Mining & Steel (2011-2015) and latterly European Chemicals (2016-2017). Michael graduated from the University of Nottingham with an MA (Hons) in Industrial Economics.
0207 036 4128
Fay Ren works within the investment group and has specific responsibility for quantitative measurement of sector, style, portfolio and asset class returns. She undertakes asset class studies and coordinates the firm’s top-down symposia at which asset class settings are determined. She also undertakes security analysis in conjunction with the Portfolio Managers. Fay joined the firm from Imperial College London where she completed a BSc in Mathematics and a Masters in Applied Mathematics.
Head of China Investment Services and Senior Fund Accountant
0207 036 4118
Jeny heads the China desk that provides investment services for Chinese nationals in the UK, including Tier 1 Investor Visa applicants. She is also responsible for portfolio valuation, fund accounting and all aspects of client reporting. Previously, Jeny worked at MGPA, a private equity investment advisory company, as an investment accountant and at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. Jeny holds an MA in Mathematics and Statistics from St. Hilda’s College, Oxford. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
0207 036 4135
Hashim is principally engaged with client reporting and trade flow processing between the Portfolio Managers and client or fund custodians. Hashim previously worked for Saxon Capital, an algorithmic trading company, as a Management Accountant and before this he worked for two international banks, Renaissance Capital and ICICI. Hashim graduated with a BSc from University College London in 2006 in Geography and Economics, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACCA).
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