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Our Team

We recognise the basic human need for trust. Our clients value our candid and thoughtful approach, which allows us to work with freedom and integrity, in order to best serve the interests of our clients investments. 

Michael Crawford

Managing Partner
Portfolio Manager, Global Equities

After studying Chemistry and Law at Exeter University and accountancy at KPMG (London and Hong Kong), Michael undertook an MBA at Cranfield School of Management before joining Morgan Grenfell Asset Management in 1996. He subsequently worked for Bessemer Trust, Credit Suisse Asset Management and LV Asset Management. For the last seven years he has been managing a substantial Global Equity fund on behalf of clients at the oldest and one of the largest U.S. multi-family offices; Bessemer Trust. He has 23 years of investment management experience.  Michael is a fellow of the Securities Institute and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Graham Ashby

Non-executive Chairman

Graham graduated from Nottingham University and after training as an investment analyst, joined Morgan Grenfell Asset Management where he worked for many years rising to become a senior portfolio manager within the highly successful UK team. He then joined Sarasin Chiswell as Head of Equity Income then moved on to similar roles at Credit Suisse Asset Management, LV and Ignis Asset Management.  He now works at Santander Asset Management and provides non-executive governance oversight at Chawton Global Investors LLP.

Ian Burn

Non-executive Advisor

After graduating from Newcastle University and then working in a number of equity sales roles, Ian was hired by Bear Stearns to begin their European Equity sales business. As Head of sales  he built an extremely successful and profitable team over 8 years. He was subsequently appointed Global Head of Equity Sales and Sales Trading at ING before moving onto a senior equity sales position at MainFirst Bank AG.  Whilst in this position, Natixis approached Ian to restructure their global cash equities operations appointing him Global Head of Cash Equity based in London and Paris.  He now provides business development advice to small and large businesses. He will act in a non-executive advisory capacity at Chawton Global Investors LLP specifically focused on marketing and investment.

Kanthini Crawford

Business Support and Finance‚Äč

Kanthini has a degree in Economics, an MBA from the City University Business School and is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.  She has occupied senior financial roles at Visa International and Walt Disney and Co after work in audit and accounting at Littlejohn Frazer and Goodman Jones.