AIMSE Europe’s Advisory Council
AIMSE Europe’s Advisory Council is made up of key personnel from the industry, all of which volunteer to dedicate their time to AIMSE Europe and contribute significantly to our success
If you would like to be considered for the AIMSE Europe Council then please use the button below.
Read Bio ➔Ashley, with 19 years of experience in the field, joined Pluto in 2023 as the Head of UK Investor Sales. In this role, Ashley’s primary responsibilities include fostering investor relationships and spearheading fundraising initiatives. Before joining Pluto, Ashley dedicated 15 years to Columbia Threadneedle Investments, where he served as the Institutional Director and Head of Consultant Relations in the UK. In this capacity, he played a pivotal role in managing client and consultant relationships, driving business development, and ensuring successful commercial outcomes for a diverse clientele comprising DB, DC, LGPS pension funds, charities, foundations, insurance providers, and endowments.
Read Bio ➔Clare is a Product Specialist at Columbia Threadneedle Investments with a dual role covering Global Equities and Responsible Investment. She joined Columbia Threadneedle through the acquisition of BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA) in 2021, having previously been with BMO GAM since 2018. Prior to her current role, Clare was responsible for managing relationships with a range of global and domestic investment consulting firms. Previously, Clare worked at HSBC Global Asset Management in a variety of institutional distribution roles. She holds a BA in Business Studies and French from the University of Liverpool.
Read Bio ➔Catriona Buckley, CFA is a Senior Director within CBRE Investment Management’s Client Solutions team. Based in London, Catriona is responsible for ensuring client engagement across U.K. & Irish investors, including local government pension schemes, defined contribution platforms, consultants and multi-managers. Prior to joining CBRE IM in 2023, Catriona worked at Gresham House, a specialist alternative asset manager. There she was responsible for consultant relations as well as direct institutional sales in defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes, supporting capital-raising objectives across real estate, sustainable infrastructure, forestry and other real assets programs. Previously, Catriona worked at Fidelity International, a global financial services company, where she was responsible for U.K. consultant relations with a particular focus on the firm’s real estate, credit and fixed income capabilities. She started her career at Allied Irish Banks in 2006, where she was part of the team responsible for managing credit securities. Catriona earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from Trinity College Dublin. She is also a CFA charter holder.
Read Bio ➔James Lindsay is a Director at Natixis Investment Management, representing the firms various affiliates across the UK Institutional market. He is responsible for developing and managing relationships with UK based consultants, as well as direct prospecting with DB Pension Schemes, Charities and Family Offices. James joined Natixis Investment Management in 2020 from Western Asset Management, where he was Head of UK Institutional Sales. Prior to Western, he was a Client Director and Legal & General Investment Managements for 6 years, where he was responsible for managing relationships for large DB and DC UK Pension Schemes across asset classes including LDI, Fixed Income, Equities and Real Assets. Finally he held roles at Mesirow Financial and JP Morgan. James graduated from the University of Glasgow in July 2008 where he received a BSc in Virology and is also a CFA charterholder.
Read Bio ➔Simon Males is Executive Director at Tikehau Capital, the €38bn global alternative asset management group, and leads the firm’s UK institutional business. He is a member of the Board of AIMSE Europe and has previously been a member of its Advisory Council since 2013. Simon has over three decades experience working within the UK institutional market, including leadership roles at global asset management firms such as Legal & General Investment Management, PGIM, Pictet Asset Management and F&C (BMO). Simon is a serving Trustee and Board Director of two UK Charities (North London Hospice and The Pemberton-Barnes Trust) and has previously served as a Trustee of a £130m UK Defined Benefit corporate pension plan. Simon holds an MBA from London Metropolitan University and several Professional Qualifications, including the IMC.
Read Bio ➔Jignasa leads the business development team at AMX, having joined in 2019. Previously at Willis Towers Watson as a senior research consultant in their investment consulting team, Jignasa worked in both their Sydney and London offices. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Jignasa worked for Mercer Investment Consulting, initially joining the client consulting team where she focused on general investment consulting, but predominantly working in the London-based central research team as a dedicated manager researcher, across different asset clases. Jignasa is a CFA charterholder and graduated from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 1996 with a BA (Hons) in History.
Read Bio ➔Chris Yiannakou is Managing Director & Director of Institutional Services at Loomis Sayles Investments Limited (LSI), Loomis Sayles’ London-based entity, covering Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He is responsible for overseeing institutional client development and servicing for the UK, Continental Europe, Middle East and North Africa regions, as well as overseeing activities with global and regional investment consultants. Chris joined Loomis Sayles in 2012 from UBS Global Asset Management, where he was Head of European Consultant Relations. Prior to UBS, he was responsible for institutional consultant and client relationships with Pioneer Investments and Gartmore Investment Management respectively. Chris earned a BA from Bournemouth University and also holds the Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Society of the UK.
Read More ➔Henry joined the Prudential Group in 2011. His primary focus is now developing our Institutional Fixed Income business in the UK with Consultants and Pension Funds. Henry initially joined the group on its global leadership programme “Momentum”. Prior to this Henry was a British Army Officer for five years and served on operations in Afghanistan with the Gurkhas. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a MA (Hons) in History in 2006. He holds a Certificate in Business Accounting (CIMA) and is a CFA Charterholder.
Read More ➔Lindsey has ran Investor Relations at Credaris and previously managed Consultant Relations at the London hedge fund, BlueCrest Capital. Lindsey graduated from the University of Leicester and holds a BSc in Communications, is a charter holder of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association and holds the IMC.
Read More ➔Tim Brown leads Dimensional’s UK Institutional Group and Consultant Relations activity for the EMEA region. Prior to joining Dimensional I May 2011, Tim was a director and head of consultant relations at UBP. Before that, he worked at Credit Suisse Asset Management for five years in European wholesale marking and as a consultant relations manager within UK Institutional. Tim began his career in asset management at HSBC, where he worked within the UK sales team. He graduated with honors in history from the University of Wales.
Read More ➔I’m Sophie, a Partner in LCP’s Investment team. Prior to joining LCP, I was an equity fund manager. This enables me to give my clients practitioner insight into a number of investment issues such as strategy, manager selections and investment performance monitoring. I also use this expertise in my role as a member of LCP’s equity research team. Outside of LCP, I am a trustee of two charities
Read More ➔Sam is a Director in M&G’s Institutional Distribution team. He is responsible for managing relationships with investment consultants and pension schemes in the UK and growing M&G’s institutional book of business. He joined M&G in 2014 its graduate scheme, spending time working in its Equities, Fixed Income and Multi Asset businesses. Sam graduated from The University of Sussex with a First-Class Honours degree in Economics. He is a CFA charterholder and has also completed the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.
Read More ➔Ben is Head of UK Distribution & EMEA Consultant Relations at American Century Investments. Ben joined American Century in 2018, having previously been Head of Sales at Stratton Street Capital, a credit focussed fund since 2014. Prior to that, Ben worked at Citigroup / Legg Mason for 10 years in a variety of institutional distribution roles. He graduated from the UEA with a BA (Hons) in Business & Economics in 2003. Ben also CAIA Charterholder (2011) and has completed the IMC (2006).
Read More ➔
Read More ➔Laura Devoucoux is Director, Consultant Relations at Natixis Global Asset Management and is team leader on the Group’s “French-speaking” affiliate asset managers. Her role covers Global & UK Consultants as well as Fiduciary Managers across Research, Advisory and Fiduciary activities. ” Laura joined the Natixis Group in 2004, where she spent over 10 years working at the Paris-based affiliate, Natixis Asset Management. During her time in France, she undertook various roles in Marketing, including managing the fixed-income firm-wide product line. Laura also headed the International Institutional Support team, which included international RFP and database completion as well as firm-wide entry point for Consultant related demands. Prior to joining the Natixis Group, Laura worked within the Private Equity arena, in sales and marketing positions. Laura graduated from the European Business School and Dauphine University – France.
Read More ➔Zara Din is a vice president of Loomis Sayles Investments Limited, Loomis Sayles’ London-based entity, and an institutional relationship director. In this role, she works with investment consultants and institutional clients across the UK and Europe. Zara has 11 years of investment industry experience and joined Loomis Sayles in 2017. Previously, she worked for six years at Schroders, building relationships with global and UK investment consultant firms and focusing on institutional clients in the UK. Zara earned a BSc in Business, Finance and Investment and an MS in Financial Services from the University of Ulster.