Alex is responsible for all Portfolios and Funds managed under the Benchmark Capital group's discretionary permissions.
Before joining Benchmark, Alex spent 5 years with a discretionary fund management business, where he designed and managed model portfolios for financial advisors and wealth management firms across the world.
Arthur Swain is a portfolio manager in the UK Multi-Asset team within HSBC Global Asset Management in London and has been working with HSBC since 2011. Arthur is part of the team responsible for the management of discretionary multi-asset portfolios in the UK. Arthur worked previously as a multi-asset product specialist before joining the portfolio management team. Arthur holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Warwick and is a CFA charter holder.
Ben is a Director of Hawksmoor Investment Management Limited and Head of the Fund Managers Team. He joined Hawksmoor in 2010 and is co-manager of the Vanbrugh, Distribution and Global Opportunities Funds. Prior to joining Hawksmoor he worked at Deutsche Bank and was Director of Japanese Equities at Merrill Lynch. He graduated from Trinity College Cambridge in 2002 with a degree in Economics.
Dan Kemp is Chief Investment Officer for Morningstar’s Investment Management group for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Dan leads Morningstar’s 20-strong investment management team for the EMEA region, working with advisers and institutions to help them deliver world-class investment solutions to investors.
Dan joined Morningstar in 2014 as co-Head of Investment Consulting and Portfolio Management in the EMEA region. He previously served with Albemarle Street Partners, an investment consultancy partnership that he co-founded. Prior to Albemarle, he worked for Saltus Partners, managing the firm’s flagship Saltus Multi Asset Class Fund. He has also worked as fund manager and head of fund research for Williams de Broë (formerly Christows).
Dan has 19 years’ experience in research, investment management and investment consulting. He has managed a wide variety of portfolios, specialising in multi-asset risk graded products. He is also a well-known commentator on investment issues.
As Head of Insight and Consulting (Funds and DFM), Pan leads an expert team of insight consultants who are responsible for Defaqto’s Ratings, Risk Mappings and authoring thought leadership articles and publications. The team also provide consultancy services to fund houses, DFMs and intermediary clients. Pan has held senior management and leadership roles in Allied Dunbar, Towry, Intrinsic and Sesame Bankhall Group (SBG) – gaining experience in tied, multi-tied, independent and network business models. Most recently, Pan has specialised in the design, development and delivery of advisory investment propositions and technology solutions. Whilst at SBG, Pan was responsible for the launch of a new fund range, Optimum Investment Management.
Steven is the co-lead Manager on our flagship Managed Fund. He has been involved in running the Fixed Income portion of the Fund since 2012. Steven joined Baillie Gifford in 2004 and is Head of the Income Research Team. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, Steven was a Fixed Income Investment Manager with Scottish Widows. His experience includes seven years undertaking analysis and research for the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, and involvement in managing the UK’s foreign exchange reserves. Steven graduated BAcc (Hons) in Economics and Accountancy from the University of Glasgow in 1992 and MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick in 1993.