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The Team - Lofoten Asset Management

The Team

Willem Vinke – Portfolio Manager

Willem has been involved in the management of European equity funds since 1995 and has been in the financial industry since 1992. Prior to establishing Lofoten Asset Management, Willem held senior positions with Morgan Stanley, JO Hambro Capital Management and Parcom Capital (a subsidiary of ING). Willem established Lofoten Asset Management in 2009 and is the CEO and CIO.

Willem is fluent in five languages and holds a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester, an MA in European Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.  In addition Willem is a CFA charter holder.

Rosie Bichard – Senior Equity Analyst

Rosie joined Lofoten in January 2018 as a Senior Equity Analyst, to focus on the global strategy. She has some 25 years’ experience in institutional fund management, having worked most recently at Newton Investment Management between 2005-2017 as a Global Consumer Analyst.  Prior to that she spent 15 years at Deutsche Bank in a variety of analytical roles as well as both a UK and Emerging Markets fund manager. She is a CFA charter holder with a degree in Modern Languages (French and Spanish) from St John’s College, Cambridge and has completed executive education programmes at London Business School and Harvard Business School.

Louis Rieu – Equity Analyst

Louis joined Lofoten Asset Management in 2014 as an equity analyst. He has nine years’ experience in the financial industry including four years at  Commerzbank in equity derivative sales. Louis is also a CFA charter holder. He obtained a BA in Biological Sciences from Christ Church, Oxford and holds an MSc in Investment Management from Cass Business School.

Christian de Roualle – Equity Analyst

Christian joined Lofoten Asset Management in 2017 as an equity analyst. He has ten years’ experience as a sell-side analyst covering consumer stocks at Redburn. This followed two years as financial controller at Moet Hennessy Europe. Christian obtained a Masters in Management from EDHEC Business School.

Hugh Knowles ACA – CFO

Hugh joined Lofoten Asset Management in April 2016, bringing considerable experience in financial and operational management including financial services. He is responsible for the operational and financial side of Lofoten.

Ian Firth – COO

Ian joined Lofoten Asset Management in September 2015, and brings with him a wealth of experience gained over a career spanning more than 25 years in Financial Services. He has held a number of senior positions and been Head of Dealing at Aviva Investors, First State Investments, M&G Limited and Gartmore Investment Limited. In addition to working within the institutional sector he has also worked within the broking sector at Commerzbank & Wood Mackenzie (now Deutsche Bank).

Laura Campbell

Laura Campbell – Product Specialist

Laura joined Lofoten Asset Management in March 2017 as Product Specialist. Laura is also appointed by E.I. Sturdza Investment Funds as Product Specialist to the investment strategies advised by Lofoten Asset Management. Laura has six years’ experience in the financial industry, including two years at Tiburon Partners LLP, London. Laura obtained a BA (Hons) in Finance and Investment Management from the University of Northumbria and holds an MSc in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management from Newcastle University.