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Our People

Compliance, Trading & Operations

COO

Robert Diggle Chief Operating Officer & Compliance Officer

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.

Compliance

James Wilson Head of Compliance

James joined Somerset in January 2021 from Wellington Management’s London office. He 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 time studying in Madrid, Spain.

Robert Broadhurst Senior Compliance Analyst

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.

Joseph Clarke Compliance and Risk Associate

Joseph joined the Compliance team at Somerset in April 2016. He has a degree in Information and Computer Science Engineering from St. John’s College, Cambridge and subsequently received an LLM in International Commercial Law and Practice at the University of Edinburgh. He is also a qualified accountant, holding the ACCA designation.

Trading

Peter Osborn Central Dealer

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 Leeds Central Dealer

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 Tan Central Dealer

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.

Matthew Sullivan Trainee Central Dealer

Matthew works within the trading team at Somerset, having joined the firm in April 2019. He graduated from the London Institute of Banking & Finance in 2018, with a First Class degree in Finance, Investment and Risk.

Operations

Peter Fiveash Head of Operations

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 Barber Operations Analyst

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 El-Shafie Operations Analyst

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.

Ryan Hardy Operations Analyst

Ryan joined the Operations team in April 2015. He has over 18 years’ experience in Banking and Custody, having worked previously for BNY Mellon and Northern Trust.

Adam Lane Operations Analyst

Adam joined the Operations team at Somerset in September 2018. He has over 10 years’ experience in Operations having previously worked at Commerzbank, State Street and Brevan Howard Asset Management.

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