CEO – Edward has worked for 10 years in Investment Banking with Cazenove (now JP Morgan Cazenove), Collins Stewart (now Canaccord Genuity) and then set up an equity agency broker that was subsequently sold to SpareBank1Markets, part of the second biggest savings alliance in Norway. At Cazenove Edward focused on Investment Trusts with the number one Extel rated team and broadened his focus to Pan European equities servicing a global investor base and raising over €1 billion for companies.
Head of Investment Trust research and board director – James started his career at M&G in 1984, where he managed UK equity income funds as well as the M&G Fund of Investment Trusts. In 2001 he moved to manage the Advance UK Trust PLC, a quoted global fund of funds that specialised in the promotion of good corporate governance within the closed-end fund industry and aimed to work with Boards, Managers and Advisers. James is also a director of other companies including Greenwich Loan Income Fund and writes articles on the closed-end fund industry on a freelance basis.
Investment Company analyst and head of publications – Matthew graduated in economics from the University of York in 1995 and, following a period working in the Insurance broking industry, gained his MSc in Finance from Cass Business School in 2000. Mathew has considerable experience analysing closed-end funds; first of all for Quantec Ltd., as part of his MSc studies, and then at Teather and Greenwood where Matthew produced daily statistics and weekly recommendations on investment trusts whilst providing analytical support to the rest of the business. In 2002 Matthew made the shift to writing sponsored research, initially at Hardman & Co and then at Edison from 2008. During his time at Edison, the client base was expanded from just two funds to over 50 and he is joining Marten & Co with the same ambition.
Alternatives and financials research analyst – Kevin Ryan is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London and also has an MBA. He has worked as both a buy and sell side insurance equity analyst and has 26 years experience. He was rated the best stock picker in the UK Insurance sector by Starmine in 2010 & third in 2012. He has extensive experience in corporate restructurings & IPOs; these have ranged from working on Lloyd’s R&R in the mid 1990s to the Direct Line IPO in 2012. More recently he has worked as an independent consultant helping to set up an alternative insurance company focused asset manager.
Mining analyst – Paul has nearly forty years experience in various positions within the mining industry. After initially working as a mining engineer he spent much of his career as a commodity and equity analyst specialising in the gold sector and has been Editor of World Gold Analyst since 1996. Paul graduated from the Camborne School of Mines as a mining engineer and subsequently obtained an MSc in Mineral Economics and an MBA, from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is an established speaker on investment in gold and gold stocks as well as themes in gold mining at many institutional, retail and industry conferences worldwide.
Biotech/Healthcare Analyst – Equity research analyst, commentator and consultant in the biotech/pharma industry with 25 years of experience. Consultant on business, financing and IR strategies to biotech companies. Commentator on biotech/pharma industry affairs for EP Vantage and MedNous. Occasional presenter at industry/investor conferences.
Equity sales – Chris started his career at BNP Paribas, Chris has spent the past 5 years in capital raising positions initially working at AIMcapital AG as an investor relations executive with a focus on UK, Benelux and Ireland investor coverage. Previous to Marten & Co Chris worked at a corporate finance boutique working with renewable energy and other asset backed companies and funds where he developed his links with the IFA market. Chris has a BA (Hons) from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and is CF30 registered as well as being RDR compliant having passed the PCIAM.
Editor – Fiona is an experienced editor, writer and communications consultant, specialising in financial services. She has written for a wide range of respected publications, including the Financial Times’ Financial Adviser magazine; the Scotsman; Lloyds TSB’s Wealth of Ideas magazine and many more.
Her first writing and editing role was at the London Stock Exchange and since then Fiona has worked on commentaries, thought leadership articles and white papers for some of the biggest names in global fund management.
Press Officer – Joanne liaises with press and PR teams and is responsible for getting research repurposed in trade newspapers and down news wires, often liaising with PR teams prior. Joanne is also responsible for raising the profile of the brand QuotedData. In previous roles she has written for a range of financial publications, including Citywire, Investment Adviser, Fund Strategy and What Investment and has represented a number of clients within the financial services and professional services industries.
Social Media Manager – She develops strategic campaigns across many social media platforms, optimises these platforms including finding and engaging with key influencers, developing content strategies, and reports on key performance indicators. For 6 years she worked at Lazard Asset Management as a Sales Support Executive in their Third Party Distribution Team focusing on looking after clients, supporting the sales managers and promoting new products to a wide range of financial institutions. She is also an independent trader.
We have three researchers in CRM and email distribution, two in social media, one in SEO but also a team of highly specialist and qualified contractors helping with other areas. The head count including contractors, part time and temporary staff has grown from 2 to 35 people since 2012.
We try to create a healthy environment of intellectual thought, debate and enjoyment.
We are open-minded to all backgrounds and disabilities.
We encourage all our staff to work for a client or supplier once in a while and participate in continuous training.
We are actively hiring analysts in all sectors, especially as investment bank models of research, which is paid for by trading commissions, move to unbundled commissioned research. We are set up to take advantage of this structural move. Initially we would like to focus on financials, property, biotech, oil & gas, mining, consumer and technology. However, we are open-minded to this development, depending on quality of the person or team. We want the best, however if this quality is not available we’ll train up new talent.
We are also hiring equity salespersons with investment trust, mining, financial and property specialisms.
We select talent from top universities who can bring unique skills to our business.
Typically we hire administrators, lawyers, accountants, actuaries, equity analysts, investor relations, financial modellers and equity/research sales personnel.