BennBridge boutique Skerryvore expands EM team

BennBridge boutique Skerryvore Asset Management has appointed six senior executives to its newly established emerging markets business.

Stephen Deane, Nicholas Cowley, Ian Tabberer, Michael Cahoon and Ronan Kelleher had joined as portfolio managers, and Ben Lawson had been appointed head of dealing.

The UK-based boutique was established by managing partner Glen Finegan in a partnership with BennBridge in October.

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“They [the appointments] are an excellent fit for the Skerryvore business, which aims to invest responsibly in emerging markets with the goal of generating long-term returns, with an unwavering focus on the quality of the businesses in which it invests,” Finegan said.

Deane had nine years of financial industry experience, including with Janus Henderson and First State Stewart, and was previously chief technology officer and Digital Barrier and a senior manager at Accenture.

Crowly had 22 years of industry experience, beginning his career at Chiswell Associates as an overseas equities assistant before becoming a fund manager at 2001 and was most recently at Janus Henderson.

Tabberer was also previously at Janus Henderson, but also worked at Baillie Gifford and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership as a North American and global investor.

Cahoon had eight years of industry experience in roles in emerging markets with Janus Henderson and Ashmore Group.

Lawson was previously head of dealing for Stewart Investors and had 13 years’ experience dealing in emerging markets.

With Australian arm Bennelong Funds Management, BennBridge is part of BFM Group, an investment company that partnered with 12 global boutiques.

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