Our people

PAM’s hard working, friendly and collaborative environment allows team members to constantly seek opportunities to improve client outcomes. Each employee has been hand picked to ensure they fit with the culture of the company.
PAM’s highly experienced teams manage investments on behalf of institutions, wealth managers, family offices and financial advisers all around the world.

Meet the team

Matthew Lamb

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2016. Prior to joining Pacific, Matthew was Managing Director and Global Head of Liquid Alternative Investment Sales at Deutsche Asset Management. From 2003-2015, Matthew worked at GAM where he was the UK and Middle East Head of Institutional and Funds distribution and Global Head of retail multi-asset sales.
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James Davidson

Chief Operating Officer

James was appointed Chief Operating Officer in August 2019. Prior to joining Pacific, James was Head of Investment Operations at GAM for over 20 years. He also held positions with Standard Bank of South Africa and Barclays at their offshore locations. James is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Amrusta Blignaut

Chief Compliance Officer

Amrusta is the Chief Compliance Officer at Pacific. Her responsibilities include the management of the firm’s regulatory framework and ensuring ongoing compliance with all laws and regulations. Prior to joining in 2015, she was Chief Compliance Officer at Halkin Asset Management Limited. Before that, she spent 13 years at Coronation International Limited as Compliance Manager with the overall responsibility for the group’s UK regulatory framework.
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Will Bartleet

Chief Investment Officer

Will is the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of Pacific’s range of multi-asset funds. Prior to joining Pacific, he worked at HSBC Asset management for 17 years, most recently as Portfolio Manager of a $5bn range of multi-asset funds. He was also the Chairman of their Tactical Asset Allocation Committee, responsible for the tactical positioning of HSBC’s $30bn wealth business.
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Will Thompson

Portfolio Manager

Will Thompson is a Portfolio Manager with focus on PAM’s multi-asset SRI solutions. Prior to joining PAM in 2020, Will was a Senior Portfolio Manager in the UK Multi-Asset team within HSBC Global Asset Management in London. Will was responsible for running the World Selection, Global Strategy and Multi-Asset Sustainable fund ranges, as well as various Income strategies. Previously he worked as an analyst at Asset Risk Consultants. Will holds a BA (Hons) in PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) from Durham University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Lou Cucciniello

Head of Diversifying Assets and co-manager of Risk Premia

Louis is Head of Diversifying Assets at Pacific. Prior to joining in 2016, Louis worked at Deutsche Bank for 10 years, most recently as the Managing Director and the Global Head of Multi- Asset Trading where he created, traded and managed over $5bn of risk premia strategies. In this role, Louis and his team developed and managed quantitative alternative investments.
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Vladimir Kobelev

Head of Trading and co-manager of Risk Premia

Vladimir is the Head of Trading and co-manager of Risk Premia at Pacific. Before joining in July 2017, he worked at Deutsche Bank for 9 years where he ran a global book of interest rates and FX and inflation derivatives structured products. Vladimir holds a PhD in Physics, as well as holding a M.S. in Computational Finance and previously worked as a research scientist at several of the top US universities.
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Laura Robins

Senior Investment Analyst

Laura is an Senior Investment Analyst and joined Pacific in 2020 when Parallel Investment Management became part of the PAM Group. Laura provides fund selection analysis, performance attribution, and asset allocation for Pacific’s multi-asset solutions range. Prior to joining Parallel in 2013 Laura worked as part of the client services administration team with investment trading platform provider, Novia Financial plc.

Henry Littleworth

Platform & Reporting Analyst

Henry is a Platform & Reporting Analyst and joined Pacific in 2020 when Parallel Investment Management became part of the PAM Group. Henry focuses on the monitoring and management of investment trading platforms employed for Pacific’s multi-asset solutions range. Henry joined Parallel in 2018 following his graduation from the University of Plymouth with an Honours degree in Mathematics.

Shayne Dunlap

Portfolio Manager - G10 Macro Rates

Shayne Dunlap is a Founding Portfolio Manager of Pacific’s G10 Macro Rates team. Prior to joining, Shayne worked as the Lead Fund Manager at Standard Life Investments. He has worked in fund management and investment banking for 29 years and has actively managed portfolios since 1999 with an excellent track record in G10 government bonds, interest rates and FX.
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Dr Richard Marshall

Portfolio Manager - G10 Macro Rates

Richard is a Founding Portfolio Manager of Pacific’s G10 Macro Rates team. Previously having worked as a Named Fund Manager at Standard Life Investments. Richard has actively managed portfolios since 2006 and has an excellent track record of trading G10 government bonds, interest rates and FX with over 18 years’ experience in fund management and investment banking.
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Oleg Gustap

Portfolio Manager - G10 Macro Rates

Oleg is a Founding Portfolio Manager of Pacific G10 Macro Rates team. Prior to joining, Oleg worked at Standard Life Investments for 5 years, most recently in the Liquid Alternatives team that managed Absolute Return Government Bond Fund and was responsible for the non-linear strategies in G10 Interest Rates and FX.
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Matthew Linsey

Portfolio Manager and Partner - North of South Capital LLP

Matthew Linsey is Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager at North of South Capital LLP, with overall responsibility for stock selection and top-down asset allocation themes. Prior to founding North of South Capital LLP in 2004, he was the Head of Emerging Markets Equities at Deutsche Asset Management from 2000-2004.
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Kamil Dimmich

Portfolio Manager and Partner - North of South Capital LLP

Kamil is the Portfolio Manager and Partner at North of South Capital LLP. He is responsible for portfolio construction, quantitative analysis and conducts the company research, risk analysis and portfolio attribution. Previously having worked as an Equity/Derivative Portfolio Manager at Dresdner Kleinwort. He has over 15 years’ experience in equity and derivative trading.
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Mark Latham

Strategist / Natural Resource Analyst & Partner - North of South Capital LLP

Mark is Strategist / Natural Resource Analyst and Partner at North of South, having joined the company in 2004. He uses his specialist knowledge to identify shifts in global economic trends and recommends stocks in natural resources sector. Mr Latham holds a Masters in Natural Science from Cambridge University. He is based in Portsmouth.
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Robert Holmes

Partner and Senior Analyst at North of South Capital LLP

Robert is a Partner at North of South Capital LLP, his primary focus is on qualitative and quantitative bottom-up company analysis. Robert has over twenty-five years of experience in Emerging Markets and has been lead manager of long/short, long-only and multi-asset funds.

Arnoud van Leeuwen

COO and Partner - North of South Capital LLP

Arnoud is the Chief Operational Officer and Partner at North of South, having joined the company in 2004 initially as the Operations Manager. He is responsible for operational, compliance and infrastructure within the company. He achieved a BA in International Finance and Marketing from Boston University and holds a MA from London Business School.
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Tony Tsai

Senior Analyst at North of South Capital LLP

Tony is a Senior Analyst at North of South. Tony has over 25 years of industry and stock analysis experience gained at a number of well-known Taiwanese technology companies. Prior to joining North of South, Tony was well known to the team in his roles at United Overseas Bank of United Overseas Bank of Singapore and the Taiwanese brokerage firm Sinopac Securities, where he recommended China and Asian technology companies.

Ruriko Fujita

Operations Associate - North of South Capital LLP

Ruriko joined North of South in 2011. She is responsible for the day to day operational function of the company including trade bookings, settlements, portfolio reconciliations and NAVs. She has a strong background in finance and accounting, having received a MSc in International Finance and is currently working towards her ACCA accounting qualification.

Anvar Pardaev

Operations Associate - North of South Capital LLP

Anvar joined North of South in 2019 to compliment the operations team, coming from a background of financial operations and later six years as an accountant. Anvar has a BSc in Banking and Finance in addition to ICB and AAT accounting diplomas.

Ryan Kulcycki

Head of Fund Accounting and Operations

Ryan is the Head of Fund Accounting and Operations at Pacific. He has over a decade of experience helping investment management firms with their accounting, tax and regulatory needs. He has worked leading teams providing consultancy, outsourcing services and worked internally as a Financial Controller. Ryan is a Chartered Management Accountant and has a M.S in Physics.
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Veronica Brea

Operations Manager

Veronica is an Operations Manager at Pacific. Veronica joined in September 2017 with over 18 years of experience in operations. This including over a decade’s experience as Senior Operations Specialist at Eton Park International.
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Callum Peyton

Operations Technical Lead

Callum is an Operations Analyst at Pacific and joined in March 2018. He started his career in the Operations team at Credit Suisse, before joining a Quantitative Macro Hedge Fund. Callum has the Investment Management Certificate l & ll and has achieved Level 1 and 2 of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) qualification alongside a Graduate Diploma in Mathematics.

Pavel Gyurov

Compliance Officer

Pavel is a Compliance Officer in Pacific’s Compliance team and joined Pacific in 2020. Pavel’s responsibilities are to support the CCO in the management of the firm’s regulatory framework and ensuring ongoing compliance with all laws and regulations, with a specific focus on Compliance Monitoring. Prior to joining Pacific, Pavel spent close to 4 years at Record Currency Management as a Senior Compliance Analyst with similar responsibilities.

Lucy Evans

Compliance Analyst

Lucy is a Compliance Analyst in Pacific’s Compliance team and joined Pacific in 2018. Lucy supports the team in all aspects of compliance monitoring and is currently studying towards her Investment Management Certificate. Before joining Pacific, Lucy studied Archaeology at Newcastle University.
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Cobi Shillito

PA and Office Manager

Cobi is Pacific’s Office Manager and Matthew Lamb’s PA. She previously worked in investment banking boutique Torreya’s London office, and as a Marketing Assistant and Company Administrator for real estate agent Gordon & Co.
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Simon Lowans

Head of Marketing and Communications

Simon is Pacific’s Head of Marketing and Communications. Prior to joining Pacific in November 2016, Simon spent 10 years at GAM where he was Head of Content Marketing and Presentations. Simon has over 18 years professional experience and has held several marketing positions at blue chip firms including Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Lloyd’s of London.
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Nick Lemis

Head of UK Wholesale

Nick Lemis is the Head of UK Wholesale, responsible for distributing PAM’s single manager range of funds. Nick joined from DCI where he was Senior Product Specialist with responsibility for distributing DCIs product range and investment capabilities to a broad range of clients in Europe. Prior to joining DCI, Nick was Head of UK Wholesale Distribution at GAM covering Intermediaries, Advisers, Private banks and Investment managers across UK, Ireland, Africa and Greece. Nick began his career at Tradition Brokers.

Ben Sears

Head of UK Solutions

Ben was appointed Head of UK Solutions to establish Pacific's DFM Solutions for Advisers in September 2017. Prior to this, Ben held senior positions at Puma (Shore) Capital, and UK FinTech firm, Seedrs. Previous to that he helped GAM establish and build their £1bn risk-rated portfolio solutions business for Advisers. Ben has over a decade of professional experience and holds the Investment Management Certificate I & II.
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Freddie Streeter

Sales Director

Freddie is Pacific’s International Sales Director appointed in September 2016. He was a Client Director at GAM for 7 years where he was responsible for distributing the business' investments capabilities in the UK and Internationally. Prior to that he worked for Credit Agricole after graduating from Newcastle university.
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Tarek Chebbi

Associate Director

Tarek is an Associate Director at Pacific and joined in April 2017. Prior to this, he spent 2 years at Deutsche Asset Management where he worked as a Fund Sales Executive in charge of promoting active, passive and alternatives products in the UK wholesale market. Before this, Tarek filled several portfolio management positions at State Street and Swiss Life Asset Management.
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David Macdonald

Regional Director - Middle East & Asia

David is the Regional Director for Pacific for the Middle East and Asia. Prior to joining Pacific, he was Head of Global Sales at VAM, the Luxembourg based specialist investment firm and Head of Sales (Asia) for Royal Skandia. David has over 27 years of industry experience with 14 of these years spent in Asia.
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David Cockerton

Regional Director - Middle East & Asia

David is the Regional Director for Pacific for the Middle East and Asia. Prior to Pacific, he worked at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd for over 11 years, holding several senior positions with his most recent as Head of Bank Distribution for the Middle East and Africa.
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Christopher King

Associate Director

Chris King is an Associate Director at Pacific and joined in April 2020. He is primarily focussed on distribution of PAM’s single manager range of funds. Prior to this, Chris spent 4 years at Sabre Fund Management where he worked as a Business Development Analyst, covering investor relations and promotion of quantitative equity hedge funds.

Tim Eyles

Chairman & Non Executive Director

Tim is Chairman and Non-Executive Director with a portfolio of roles across a range of sectors including business services, healthcare, financial services, technology and the arts.

These include being Chair of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) and Celsus, the UK’s leading supplier of clinical workforce solutions to the NHS.  Tim is also Chair of the Theatres Trust, a UK Government body whose aim is to promote and protect theatres so that live performance is available to everyone.

Mark Johnson

Non Executive Director

Mark Johnson co–founded Pacific Investments with Sir John Beckwith. Mark qualified as a lawyer before working in corporate finance at Barclays Merchant Bank and Barclays de Zoete Wedd.

Mark is (and has been) a founding partner and shareholder/director of Pacific’s investment portfolio and private equity companies, including Liontrust Asset Management, Thames River Capital, Nevsky Capital, River & Mercantile Asset Management, Argentex and Urban Logistics REIT PLC.

Henry Beckwith

Non Executive Director

Henry is Financial Services and Asset Management Director at Pacific Investments. In 2011 he became a founding shareholder of Zorin, a leading provider of alternative finance for the UK property market and In 2012 he co-founded Argentex, Pacific’s foreign exchange specialist which now has turnover in excess of £12bn.

The company was admitted to AIM in June 2019. Henry is a graduate of Newcastle University and a member of both the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and the Society of Technical Analysis.

Matthew Lamb

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

Matthew was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Asset Management in October 2016.  Prior to joining Pacific Asset Management in October 2016, Matthew was Managing Director and Global Head of Liquid Alternative Investment Sales at Deutsche Asset Management. Responsible for the product development and distribution of the asset management’s entire liquid alternative offering. Including, Hedge Funds, Insurance Linked Securities, Liquid Real Assets and Deutsche AM’s multi-asset alternative risk premia offering.

Between 2003 and 2015, Matthew worked at GAM where he was the UK and Middle East Head of Institutional and Funds distribution and Global Head of retail multi-asset sales.

James Davidson

Chief Operations Officer: Executive Director

James was appointed Chief Operating Officer in August 2019. Prior to joining Pacific, James was Head of Investment Operations at GAM for over 20 years. He also held positions with Standard Bank of South Africa and Barclays at their offshore locations. James is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Working at PAM

At PAM, our people are crucial to our success and fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace for them is criterial.

PAM’s working environment gives employees the opportunity to work with dedicated, knowledgeable and client focused people who aspire to make a difference every day.

As a business, we promise to never stand still, always moving asset management forward and to achieve this we firmly believe we need to give each and every one of our employees a voice and embrace different perspectives.

Hear from PAM employees

The best thing about working at Pacific is the variety in my role, one day is never the same as the next. Everyone is given the opportunity to make a difference.

– Cobi Shillito, Officer Manager

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– Cobi Shillito, Officer Manager

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Pacific puts a strong value on using modern technology to efficiently get work done. The company culture welcomes innovative solutions to problems and values individuals with technical expertise.

– Ryan Kulczycki, Head of Fund Accounting and Operations

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– Cobi Shillito, Officer Manager

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As Portfolio Managers we able to focus on our core skill – investing. Pacific has a very clear idea of what being a craft manager means and how to deliver differentiated outcomes to clients.

– Dr Richard Marshall, Portfolio Manager

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– Cobi Shillito, Officer Manager

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Pacific has a very hard working environment, every team member is given autonomy, a voice and you get to feel your ideas really do contribute.

– Veronica Brea, Operations Manager

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– Cobi Shillito, Officer Manager

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Looking to join our team?

We are always on the lookout for talented and passionate individuals to join our growing team and our aim is to employ the best people from the widest pool of applicants.

Opportunities

Currently we don’t have any vacancies but if you if you want to be a part of an exciting, growing business and have a passion for asset management, technology and creating positive client outcomes, we’d love to hear from you.