Sarasin & Partners has appointed five partners from across the business; Jerry Thomas (Asset Management), Alex Hunter (Asset Management), Tom Vernon (Private Clients), James Hutton (Charities) and Fergus Crawford (CEO of Sarasin & Partners Dublin), highlighting the importance of focusing on client service in volatile markets.
Guy Matthews, CEO of Sarasin & Partners, says: “Promoting these five individuals from within the organisation is a testament to the firm’s investment in talent and deep bench strength. They each bring with them industry experience, outstanding ability, and are acknowledged experts in their fields.
“Our new partners represent the future for the Partnership, adding to the continuity of management, investment expertise and client service which have been the hallmarks of our business.”
The new partners bring with them a wealth of expertise and knowledge in their respective areas/
Thomas is Head of Global Equities and also manages the Sarasin Thematic Global Equity funds Thomas has over 20 years’ investment experience, and previously held a position as a UK, European and Global Equity fund manager at Allianz Global Investors before joining Sarasin & Partners in 2016.
Hunter joined Sarasin & Partners 11 years ago, and is a long-standing member of the Firm’s team of analysts. Hunter primarily works on the Global Equity franchise and is Global Equity portfolio manager for the Global Equity Opportunities funds.
Vernon manages a variety of private client and charity portfolios and works closely on a number of the Firm’s large accounts. Vernon joined Sarasin & Partners in 2006 and has since achieved the Investment Management Certificate and the Private Client Investment, Advice and Management qualification from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments.
Hutton has over 16 years’ investment experience and maintains specific responsibility for managing portfolios on behalf of charities as well as UK and international private clients. He is also a member of the Firm’s Investment Policy Committee and co-author of the Sarasin Compendium of Investment.
Crawford set up Sarasin & Partners’ Dublin office in 2008, which provides a full range of investment management services to private clients, charities and institutions in Ireland. Prior to Sarasin & Partners, Crawford spent 12 years at ACCBank, part of Rabobank and held various positions including, head of corporate treasury, head of investments/product development and relationship manager for third party suppliers.