Robert joined Somerset Capital when it was founded in 2007 and is the Chief Operating Officer. Robert worked for the Cathay International Group, a China-based investment group, for over 10 years where he spent time in corporate finance. In 2000 he returned to Cathay’s London office where he held senior finance positions with responsibility for corporate governance and compliance before becoming a Partner at Somerset. Robert graduated from Selwyn College, Cambridge in 1992 and holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
James is the firm's Chief Compliance Officer. He joined Somerset in January 2021 from Wellington Management’s London office, having previously held senior compliance roles at investment banks including Barclays, JPMorgan and UBS. James originally trained as a barrister before moving into regulatory compliance in 2001. He holds an LLB from the University of Leeds, which included a year studying at Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain.
Robert joined the Operations team as Compliance Analyst in June 2015. Between 2007 and 2015 he worked in the House of Commons, providing research on European matters to MPs. Robert graduated from the University of Durham in 2006 with a First Class degree in Politics with Law.
Peter graduated from the University of the West of England where he read Business Studies. Prior to joining Somerset he worked as a portfolio manager at Horizon Asset Ltd and a central dealer at Lloyd George Management, gaining 9 years’ experience in fund management. Peter joined Somerset in September 2013.
Kay started her career at HSBC trading Foreign Exchange for the equities division before moving to the Equity Portfolio Trading desk. She then spent 5 years working for Convergex trading Emerging and Frontier equities in the EMEA region. Kay joined Somerset in May 2015.
James started his career in Merrill Lynch Private Bank after graduating from the University of Exeter. In 2007, he started in Kim Eng Securities trading Pan Asian equities, specializing in emerging markets. After 4 years, he joined Jefferies Singapore Limited as a Sales Trader and was instrumental in growing the Asian business over 10 years. James joined Somerset in March 2021.
Peter joined the team at Somerset in October 2009. He has over ten years’ experience in banking operations, working for top-tier investment banks such as The Bank of New York and Société Générale. He has specialist knowledge within the Emerging Markets sector and gained an IAQ qualification in Investments in 2005.
Andrew joined Somerset in July 2013 and he currently works in the Operations team. He graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2013 with a First Class degree in Economics.
Emad joined the Operations team in August 2014. Prior to joining Somerset he had over 3 years’ experience in banking working at Royal Bank of Scotland and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust and Banking.