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.
Peter joined Somerset in October 2009, leading the Operations Team before moving into the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2022. Before joining Somerset Peter gained 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.