David Cardale has worked extensively in both Corporate Finance and Private Equity. He has advised a number of fund management groups including Gartmore, Ivory & Sime and MIM, and ran the European operations of NatWest Equity Partners, now Bridgepoint. He has been a director of two London listed Investment Trusts and is currently chairman of the supervisory board of the London based fund manager Hosking partners LLP. David holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Barry Olliff 's career has spanned over 50 years within the investment trust (closed-end fund) sector. He began his career in 1964 with Denny Brothers, ultimately Pinchin Denny, as a market maker in the sector. In 1979 he moved to Laing & Cruickshank as a member of their investment trust department, and became a director in 1984. In 1987, he established Olliff & Partners, the stockbroker business from which City of London was founded in the early 1990's.
Prior to joining City of London Group in 2000, Thomas Griffith held various positions in the institutional client division of The Vanguard Group including roles as both a Client Relationship Manager and a Marketing Executive. In 1986 he obtained a bachelor's degree in Corporate Finance and Investment Management from the University of Alabama.
Mark re-joined City of London in May 2012 and has over eighteen years investment experience. Prior to re-joining the Group, Mark spent eight years with Banco Commercial Portuguese as a Director in the Asset Management department. Mark initially joined City of London in 1995 and was a Portfolio Manager based in the UK, followed by the US office. He established City of London’s Singapore Office in 2000 where he spent two years. Mark is now CIO of the EM CEF Group and is based in London. He holds a BA in economics and is a CFA Charterholder.
Tracy Rodrigues joined the Group in 2000 and is based in the London office. Having managed the Finance department since 2006 she was promoted to Financial Controller in 2013 and appointed to the Board in October 2015. Tracy has more than 25 years’ experience within the financial services industry having previously worked at CS First Boston (now Credit Suisse) as both a financial and product accountant. Tracy is a director of all Group subsidiaries.
Barry Aling has worked extensively in international equity markets over a 40-year period. Within the emerging market universe, Barry has held senior executive positions with W.I.Carr and Swiss Bank Corporation in Asia and the UK and more recently was a Director of Asset Management Investment Company plc, a listed investment trust specialising in the investment management industry and Gaffney Cline & Associates Limited, a leading petroleum consultancy, prior to its sale to Baker Hughes Inc. in 2007.
Mark Driver was a founding partner of the hedge fund management group Horseman Capital Management where, together with John Horseman, he managed the Horseman Global Fund. Prior to Horseman, Mark had more than eleven years experience covering the Asian markets. He set up and managed the Asian Equity desk in London for Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette. He has also worked in a specialist sales capacity in Hong Kong and London, covering the Asian markets for Société Générale (Crosby) and Merrill Lynch. He began his career at Fidelity Investment Management in 1985.
Susannah Nicklin is an investment and financial services professional with 20 years of experience in executive roles at Goldman Sachs and Alliance Bernstein in the US, Australia and the UK. She has also worked in the social impact private equity sector with Bridges Ventures, the Global Impact Investing Network, and Impact Ventures UK. Susannah is a Non-Executive Director of Amati VCT 2 and Baronsmead Venture Trust plc. She is also the Senior Independent Director of Pantheon International plc.
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