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Davy Asset Management makes key UK fund manager hire


Davy Asset Management, the international asset management arm of Davy Group, has appointed Jonty Starbuck, CFA formerly of T Rowe Price, as fund manager.

Following a series of similar senior-level appointments in the UK, including former Threadneedle Sales Director Doug Gordon, Davy Asset Management continues in its campaign to become a leading presence in the European funds industry.
Starbuck has 15 years of investment experience in the funds industry, including eight years covering European consumer companies at T Rowe Price. Prior to this Starbuck, worked as a generalist supporting a global portfolio and spent time as a sell-side telecom equipment analyst at Morgan Stanley.
As part of his role, Starbuck will be working on Davy’s ‘Global Brands’ strategy. According to FP Trustnet the fund is top quartile over one and three years.
Starbuck has an Honours BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Structural & Theoretical Chemistry from Bristol University.
Paul Giblin, Chief Executive of Davy Asset Management. says: “Following recent appointments in the UK, this is another key hire for us, and provides us with further expertise as we grow in this market. Jonty will play a leading role in our activity in the UK and across Europe, and his expertise will be hugely beneficial to our fund management team. He is going to play a leading role in our strategy moving forwards. We’re delighted to have secured his services, and look forward to working with him.”
Starbuck adds: “This is clearly an exciting time in the development of Davy’s funds offering in the UK and Europe, and I’m pleased to have joined at such a positive moment. There is a clear momentum behind the business, and I’m excited to play a role in the firm’s growth over the coming years. The team has an established and respected reputation within the industry.”
Davy Asset Management is a key part of one of Ireland’s leading financial services groups, serving domestic and international clients for 90 years. The firm currently offers a diverse suite of strategies to both retail and institutional investors, including Global Equity Income, Global Ethical Equity, Global Mid-Cap Equity, Global Brands, and Global Multi-Manager.
The wider Davy group is a leading provider of wealth management, asset management, capital markets and financial advisory services. The group is headquartered in Dublin, with offices in London, Belfast, Cork and Galway.

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