Hansa Capital Partners LLP

Our Investment Team

William Salomon

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William is the senior partner of Hansa Capital Partners LLP, Deputy Chairman of Ocean Wilsons Holdings Limited and its listed subsidiary Wilson Sons Limited and a Director of Hansa Trust PLC. He has extensive knowledge of all aspects of private client and strategic fund investment business.

He was responsible for developing Finsbury Asset Management and the Finsbury range of funds based on the concept of early recognition of key investment trends, such as life sciences and technology, and appointing specialist managers until taken over in 1995 by Rea Brothers Group, the family’s bank of which he eventually became Chairman. In 1999 Rea Brothers Group was taken over by Close Brothers Group when he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the investment division. He has served on the board of a number of investment and trading companies.

John Alexander

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John has over 30 years experience working as a portfolio manager, running both open and closed-ended funds.

Formerly with Henderson Global Investors between 1992 and 2002, John joined Hansa Capital Partners LLP in November 2003 with a remit  to manage the investment portfolio of Hansa Trust PLC prior to the restructruing which commenced in March 2014. John continues to be responsible for the portfolio of small and mid-cap UK equities held within Hansa Trust.

Alec Letchfield

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Born in 1971, Alec has 20 years' experience in managing multi-asset class and equity portfolios for both private clients and institutional investors. After joining HSBC James Capel in 1993 he headed up the UK equity team, developing the successful Focus Fund range based on conviction investing.  Following his appointment as Chief Investment Officer for Wealth, he was instrumental in the development of the multi-asset class offering for private clients for the HSBC Group. This highly diverse range of solutions generated excellent investment performance and industry leading asset growth. Alec is regularly quoted in the press and is a graduate of University College London, where he studied Economics, and is also a member of the Securities Institute. 

Michael Bower

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Born 1938 - after graduating from Oxford University with a degree in History and a diploma in Economics,Michael joined Rea Brothers in 1961 becoming a Group Director and remaining with the group until its acquisition by Close Brothers, where his activities were principally international banking, treasury and asset management, with direct responsibility for managing international private portfolios.

He still retains a connection with Close Group as an independent consultant to Close Private Asset Management, of which company he was Managing Director.

Roshni Khemlani

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Born 1988, Roshni joined Hansa Capital Partners LLP in October 2010 having previously interned at Pragma Wealth Management, a fund of hedge funds.

She graduated from the London School of Economics in 2009 with a degree in Economics and Politics.

Russell Metcalfe

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Born 1985, Russell joined Hansa Capital Partners LLP in 2010 having previously worked for Threadneedle Investments, a global investment management firm.

He graduated from the University of Manchester in 2007 with a degree in International Business, Finance and Economics, prior to which he undertook an internship with Ernst & Young in their Moscow offices.

William Lewis

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Born 1985, Will joined Hansa Capital Partners LLP in 2012, having previously worked for four years at Lord North Street, a London-based private investment office.

He graduated from the University of Oxford in 2007 with a degree in Engineering, Economics and Management, following which he spent a year working in Parliament and the Home Office. He is a CFA charterholder.


Other Partners

Stephen  Thomas

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Born 1974, Stephen (Steve) graduated in 1997 from University College, Oxford with a Masters in Chemistry before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2000 with PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he specialised in European tax structuring.  In 2002 Steve joined Land Securities Trillium, a PFI property and services based subsidiary of Land Securities, becoming Head of Commercial Finance where he stayed until 2007 before moving to the Rockmount Capital group of companies where he was the Group Finance Director.

Anthony Townsend

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Born 1948, Anthony was Chairman of the Association of Investment Companies between 2001 and 2003 and a member of the Council of Lloyd’s between 2006 and 2008.

Anthony is chairman of British & American Investment Trust, F&C Global Smaller Companies, Finsbury Growth & Income Trust and Miton Worldwide Growth Investment Trust.